This final report of the the National Prison Rape Commission proposes standards to prevent, detect, respond to and monitor sexual abuse of incarcerated or detained individuals throughout the United States. Nine findings are discussed regarding the problems of sexual abuse in confinement and select policies and practices that must be mandatory everywhere to remedy these problems. It also covers recommendations about what leaders in government outside the corrections profession can do to support solutions.

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report

This report offers evidence to demonstrate that incarcerating kids doesn't work: Youth prisons do not reduce future offending, they waste taxpayer dollars, and they frequently expose youth to dangerous and abusive conditions. The report also shows that many states have substantially reduced their juvenile correctional facility populations in recent years, and it finds that these states have seen no resulting increase in juvenile crime or violence. Finally, the report highlights successful reform efforts from several states and provides recommendations for how states can reduce juvenile incarceration rates and redesign their juvenile correction systems to better serve young people and the public.

View this report and related links.

This report provides information about the sexual abuse of immigrants while in detention centers in the United States.
 
No Refuge Here: A First Look at Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

This report offers a glimpse into the federal law signed in 2003, and its impact thus far. The report also addresses areas of concern and gives recommendations for successful implementation of PREA.
 
PREA Update: Stop Prisoner Rape’s Report on the Prison Rape Elimination Act

This issue of the Research and Advocacy Digest provides an overview of some of the research that exists on the topic of prisoner rape.
Prison Rape and Sexual Coercion Behind Bars

This issue of the Research and Advocacy Digest provides an overview of some of the research that exists on the topic of prisoner rape.

Prison Rape and Sexual Coercion Behind Bars

The law “provides for the analysis of the incidents and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and provides information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

The law “provides for the analysis of the incidents and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and provides information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

Aequitas released Issue #8 of their Strategies Newsletter. The December 2012 edition offers information for prosecutors on sexual abuse in confinement.

Read Strategies Issue #8

This 2 page fact sheet talks about prisoner rape victims being highly vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexual Abuse in Detention is a Public Health Issue

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