News of Interest
New training and audit preparation opportunity for facilities.
PREA Auditor Training dates for 2015 have been finalized.
New resource for inmate education in adult facilities available.
National Prison Rape Elimination Act Resource Center Releases 2014 Annual Report
New documents on confidentiality, privilege, and mandatory reporting resources located in the PRC library.
PRC, along with Just Detention International, has released a Third Party Reporting fact sheet. This informational resource describes the key differences between the inmate reporting requirements included in standards §115.51 and §115.53.
PRC has added a new curriculum to the Curricula page on the PRC website. The curriculum—developed by The Moss Group, Inc.—is titled, PREA Employee Training.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has finalized and released the process for facilities to appeal the results of their official Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audits.
DOJ has amended the certification protocol for PREA auditors. The new protocol consists of certification as an adult facilities auditor, a juvenile facilities auditor, or certification for both types of facilities where experience warrants. With an adult facilities certification, an auditor is certified and able to audit adult prisons, jails, community confinement facilities, and lockups. With a juvenile facilities certification, an auditor is certified and able to audit all facilities whose primary use is for the confinement of juveniles pursuant to the juvenile justice system or criminal justice system. This change is retroactive and all current auditors’ certifications will be modified on the PRC website to reflect this change. PRC will provide continuing education to existing and future auditors about auditing in different facility types: differences in the standards, challenges that arise in different settings, and any differences in the audit process in the various facility types covered by the standards.
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.