News of Interest
PREA Letter to all State Governors from the Office of Justice Programs and Office of Violence Against Women
Signed by Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General at the Office of Justice Programs, and Bea Hanson, Principal Deputy Director at the Office of Violence Against Women, this letter was sent to all state governors on March 5, 2015. The letter outlines the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) mandates, and PREA's affect on Department of Justice grant funding.
New Resource: Know Your Rights: Laws, Court Decisions, and Advocacy Tips to Protect Transgender Prisoners
The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights released a guide to identify laws, court decisions, advocacy tips, and other resources that may be helpful for adult transgender prisoners.
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.