News of Interest
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) shareholders rejected a resolution that would strengthen the reporting requirements for allegations made by inmates of sexual abuse by facility personnel.
The New Mexico Department of Corrections will be showing a new video on rape prevention to all prison inmates in part to prepare for compliance with federal PREA standards.
An editorial in the Washington Post that addresses passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, implementation of PREA, and the release of national PREA standards by the Department of Justice.
Department of Justice’s Review Panel on Prison Rape released a report on Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails. The report concludes that prisons and jails that are able to keep inmates safe from sexual abuse have well-trained staff, committed leaders, and strong oversight.