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Sexual Abuse in Confinement: Case Law Digest

This Digest comprises a variety of cases from state and federal jurisdictions, most of them involving criminal or administrative proceedings in which sexual abuse in confinement is a factor.

Department of Justice Announces 48 States and Territories Have Committed to Ending Prison Rape

Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Justice Programs Mary Lou Leary announced on May 28, 2014, that the vast majority of US states and territories have informed the US Department of Justice that they intend to take steps to reduce sexual abuse in prisons, in accordance with federal law.

Upcoming Events

Date: Jun 23, 2014 - 10:00am - 05:00pm EDT
Event Location: Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
Event Abstract:
The Project on Addressing Prison Rape will host an event to mark the 5th Anniversary of the release of the Report and Draft National PREA Standards by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. The event will include three panel discussions on the importance of PREA and the National Standards.
Date: Jun 26, 2014 - 02:00pm - 03:30pm EDT
Event Location: Webinar
Event Abstract:
This webinar focuses on the legal liability of agencies and staff when engaging in cross gender supervision and searches of people in custody. During the webinar, Prof. Smith will: (1) review the legal issues involved in cross gender supervision and searches including the national PREA Standards and applicable state and federal laws; (2) illustrate legal liability in different settings and scenarios using case law decisions; (3) discuss different elements of liability for municipalities, officials, individuals and staff; and (4) identify steps agencies can take to address potential liability.

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