Report: CA Women's Prisons — Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Working Group

In 2023, in response to reports of sexual abuse in California prisons, the California state legislature funded a working group to speak with people incarcerated at Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) and California Institution for Women (CIW). Their report to the California Legislature published in March 2024 identifies root causes of staff sexual violence in these carceral settings and recommends actionable changes for abuse prevention and survivor support measures based on insights and analysis from over 700 people incarcerated at CCWF and CIW about which corrective and protective actions create safety or generate harm.