prison rape


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prison rape

Rape that occurs when the victim is assaulted by another prisoner or by a prison employee.
See also: rape
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95) The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission estimates, based on survey data, that approximately 60,500 state and federal prisoners were sexually assaulted in 2007 alone--about 4.
Gernrich is believed to be the first Massachusetts inmate charged under the 2003 federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, which typically addresses sexual assaults by other inmates or jail staff, but the law also tackles the problem of false reports of such crimes.
com)-- The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—announces the formation and convening of a new Working Group to address the information sharing challenges that arise from the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
The federal Prison Rape Elimination Act will require incarcerated 17-year-olds to be kept separately from adults and undergo different rehabilitation programs.
A major development affecting LGBT prisoners over the past couple of years is the promulgation of new federal regulations pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).
The lyrics by the American rapper, include detailed references to extreme sex acts and prison rape.
In 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed, but it didn't end sexual abuse and rape in prisons or among parolees on the outside.
With rape endemic to the US prison system (committed by both inmates and guards) and prosecutors routinely holding the threat of rape over the heads of the accused, it's fair to call prison rape "an American institution" and a "continuing shame of American society," as Singer (law, King's College London, England) does here in his examination of the problem.
Previously known for his advocacy on issues like human trafficking and peace in Sudan, Horowitz decided to make protecting the victims of prison rape the next step in what he called his "Wilberforce agenda," after the famous British evangelical abolitionist.
The regulations, released in June, apply to all incarceration facilities in the United States, which under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 stand to lose 5 percent of their federal funding if they fail to comply.
But citing a reported epidemic of sexual assaults on LGBT detainees, concerned advocacy groups including Immigration Equality and the National Center for Transgender Equality have called on DHS to go further and comply with standards set forth by the 2003 Prison Rape Elimination Act, which applies to the U.
When Congress enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act, it did so in the hope of curbing sexual assaults in facilities across the country.

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