The Office of Justice Programs has published their annual letter to all state governors. The 2020 PREA Letter to Governors outlines PREA compliance impacting fiscal year 2021.
The PREA Resource Center (PRC) is excited to share a short video about the PREA implementation efforts of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
In November 2015, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe was awarded a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance for PREA implementation efforts in the Wanbli Wiconi Tipi juvenile facility, becoming the first tribal jurisdiction to receive these funds for a juvenile facility. Without an existing model to guide them, the agency and technical assistance providers also sought to create a new model for other tribal facilities to use as a resource.
Over the course of the grant period, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has not only made tremendous progress toward PREA implementation, but Wanbli Wiconi Tipi has emerged as a national leader in tramua-informed and culturally appropriate PREA implementation for other tribal juvenile facilities.
Learn more about this incredible project in the short and full-length videos below:
This report, fully titled "I Don't Believe You, So You Might as Well Get Used to It" - The Myth of PREA Zero Tolerance in Texas Prisons, was authored by the Trans Pride Initiative as Report Number 1 of their Texas Prison Abuse Series.
Informed by correspondence with incarcerated individuals, the Trans Pride Initiative's publication highlights compliance concerns, specific concerns for LGBTQ persons, and concludes with concrete policy and practice recommendations.