Implementing The Prison Rape Elimination Act: A Toolkit for Jails
The goal of this Toolkit is to provide jails of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of inmates1 in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it does occur. Prison rape includes all forms of inmate sexual abuse within any correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, inmate transportation vehicles, juvenile detention facilities, and community corrections facilities. Protecting arrestees, detainees, and inmates from sexual violence is part of a jail’s core mission. This Toolkit will help assess your jail’s operations with an eye to improvements.