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.

To read the entire Department of Justice press release on the matter, click here.

To access the full list of states and territories and their responses to the May 15, 2014 PREA deadline, click here.