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2014
Document 027872
Sexually Abusive Behavior Prevention and Intervention Program
United States. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) (Washington, DC).
This document intends to “provide a written policy that implements zero tolerance toward all forms of sexual activity, including sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and to provide guidelines to address the following prohibited and/or illegal sexually abusive behavior involving: Inmate perpetrator against staff victim; Inmate perpetrator against inmate victim; [and] Staff perpetrator against inmate victim. This policy also covers incidents involving contractors and volunteers. These guidelines ar... Read More
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63 pages
2014
Document 027901
Guidance for Governors to Ensure Certification of State Compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of the Assistant Attorney General (Washington, DC).
Instructions are provided to state governors on how to show their state is in compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The two attached forms are to be used to indicate their state’s compliance with PREA or the state’s intent not to use more than 5% of certain federal grants to achieve full compliance. The grants involved are the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Formula Program, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program, and the STOP (... Read More
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6 pages
2014
Document 027874
Environmental Scan 2013 8th Edition
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 8th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool corrections practitioners also use to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that potentially will ... Read More
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34 pages
2014
Document 027954
Hearings on Sexual Victimization in Certain U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Juvenile Correctional Facilities
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Review Panel on Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
This website provides access to written testimony and meeting transcripts for: Hearings on Sexual Victimization in U.S. Jails, January 8, 2014; Hearings on Sexual Victimization in U.S. Prisons, January 8, 2014; and Hearings on Sexual Victimization in U.S. Juvenile Correctional Facilities, January 9, 2014. Dr. Reginald Wilkinson introduced the hearings by saying, “At times over the next day and a half, we are going to hear testimony from juvenile agencies, from adult institutional agencies, and ... Read More
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2014
Document 027957
PREA: What You Need to Know
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Just Detention International (JDI) (Los Angeles, CA); PREA Resource Center (PRC) (Washington, DC).
This resource is a must have for your agency! “The core goal of PREA: What You Need to Know is to teach inmates about their right to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The video gives an overview of corrections policies to prevent and respond to this abuse, covering how inmates can safely report abuse, the types of victim services available to inmates following an incident of sexual abuse, and what it means for a facility to have a “zero-tolerance” policy. Corrections agencies can ... Read More
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16 minutes + 35 pages
2014
Document 027964
6 CFR Part 115: Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities; Final Rule
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS). Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (Washington, DC).
“The purpose of this regulatory action is to set standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confinement facilities. Sexual violence, against any victim, is an assault on human dignity and an affront to American values” (p. 13100). Provisions of these standards are broken down into parts covering “two distinct types of facilities: (1) Immigration detention facilities, which are overseen by ICE and used for longer-term detention of aliens in ... Read More
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85 pages
2014
Document 027858
Sexual Victimization Reported By Adult Correctional Authorities, 2009–11
By Beck, Allen J.; Rantala, Ramona R.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
This report presents “counts of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported to correctional authorities in adult prisons, jails, and other adult correctional facilities in 2009, 2010, and 2011. An in-depth examination of substantiated incidents is also presented, covering the number and characteristics of victims and perpetrators, location, time of day, nature of the injuries, impact on the victims, and sanctions imposed on th... Read More
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60 pages
2014
Document 027991
PREA and LGBTI Rights
By Schuster, Terry. American Jail Association (AJA) (Hagerstown, MD).
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates are especially at-risk for sexual assault. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) provides guidance for ensuring that LGBTI inmates do not become victims of sexual abuse and harassment. This article is an excellent explanation of the “basic protections [required by PREA] for LGBTI inmates that every juvenile and adult correctional system will need to put in place and offer some extra provisions they should adopt to become models o... Read More
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5 pages
2014
Document 027991
PREA and LGBTI Rights
By Schuster, Terry. American Jail Association (AJA) (Hagerstown, MD).
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates are especially at-risk for sexual assault. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) provides guidance for ensuring that LGBTI inmates do not become victims of sexual abuse and harassment. This article is an excellent explanation of the “basic protections [required by PREA] for LGBTI inmates that every juvenile and adult correctional system will need to put in place and offer some extra provisions they should adopt to become models o... Read More
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5 pages
2014
Document 028107
Commentary: Abandoned: Abolishing Female Prisons to Prevent Sexual Abuse and Herald an End to Incarceration
By Frank, David W..
"Because the U.S. is unable to prevent widespread sexual violations of incarcerated women, it should apply the prescriptions of a recent U.K. female prison abolitionist movement as the most effective and humane solution to the problem." This article explains how. It is divided into the following six parts: introduction; victims of U.S. prisons; mass incarceration's offense; the terror of sexual victimization; PREA's [Prison Rape Elimination Act's] failure--the scope of PREA, and the ineffectiven... Read More
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23 pages
2014
Document 028164
PREA Data Collection Activities, 2014
By Beck, Allen J.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
"During 2013 and the first 4 months of 2014, BJS issued four reports: In May 2013, BJS published estimates of sexual victimization based on reports by inmates in adult prisons and jails; in June 2013, BJS published estimates of sexual victimization based on reports of youth held in juvenile facilities; and in January 2014, BJS issued two reports analyzing administrative records of sexual victimization in adult correctional facilities based on the Survey of Sexual Violence (SSV). In addition, BJS... Read More
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5 pages
2014
Document 028171
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Boys, Girls and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
"This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of boys, girls and gender non-conforming youth who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for boys, girls and gender non-conforming youth; (3) identify the com... Read More
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2013
Document 027800
What Youths Say Matters
By Godfrey, Kim. PbS Learning Institute (PbS LI) (Braintree, MA).
You should read this brief if you are concerned about juvenile justice or work with juvenile offenders from Performance-based Standards (PbS). “Research is mounting that shows youths’ experiences while in residential programs have a significant impact on both the safety and climate within the facility as well as whether the youth continues to commit crimes when he or she returns to the community. A recent analysis of the Pathways to Desistance Study added to the growing body of findings with two... Read More
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6 pages
2013
Document 027915
Stories of Transition: Men and Women in the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative’s Reentry Program
By Moushey, Bill. Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services (ACDHS) (Pittsburgh, PA).
This report is written for those individuals working with ex-offenders reentering the community. They are people who want “to understand what the experience of reentry is like for the people behind the statistics — the men and women who are in the midst of their transition from jail … to hear their stories, including the struggles, their reflections and their advice for others … Their memories of their experiences in jail are still fresh, and they spoke openly with [the author] about the help t... Read More
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13 pages
2013
Document 027914
A Community Court Grows in Brooklyn: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Red Hook Community Justice Center: Final Report
By Lee, Cynthia G.; Cheesman, Fred L.; Rottman, David B.; Swaner, Rachel; Lambson, Suvi; Rempel, Mike; Curtis, Ric. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC). National Center for State Courts (NCSC) (Williamsburg, VA).
This study examines the effectiveness of the Red Hook Community Justice Center (RHCJC) in tackling multiple problems that contribute to crime, public safety, and quality of life in the local community. This report has chapters covering: the theoretical foundations and study context; evaluation data and methods; planning RHCJC; organizational structure and staffing; community and youth programs—Housing Court and the Housing Resource Center, youth programs, community programs and public outreach, ... Read More
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286 pages
2013
Document 028102
And Boys Too: Needed: A Spotlight on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys
By Friedman, Sara Ann. ECPAT-USA (Brooklyn, NY).
Very little attention has been given to the commercial exploitation of boys (CSEB). This study aims to fill the serious gap in the knowledge of the widespread problems associated with CSEB. Topics covered in this report include: contributing factors to why CSE boys and young men are not getting identified or served; male sex workers seem to have more agency and choice compared to females; there is an unexpectedly large number of CSEB; high rates of sexual abuse in home are directly related to se... Read More
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20 pages
2013
Document 027925
Building Partnerships Between Rape Crisis Centers and Correctional Facilities To Implement the PREA Victim Services Standards
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) (Washington, DC).
“This is a summary report from a March 2013 forum sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime and Office on Violence Against Women that was held with the intent of further defining partnerships, implementation issues, and determining what guidance would be useful. This report summarizes key issues and suggestions raised during the forum.” Sections of this document includes: framing the issues and challenges; potential promising practices; funding resources; Forum White Paper—“Rape Crisis Center... Read More
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41 pages
2013
Document 028054
Specialized Training: Investigating Sexual Abuse in Confinement Settings
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
This training program “is designed to address the requirements outlined in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standard 115.34/.134/.234/.334 requiring specialized training for individuals tasked with investigating alleged incidents of sexual abuse in confinement settings. Additionally, this curriculum contains the information fundamental to understanding the concepts required by PREA standard 115.34/.134/.234/.334 and best practice in investigating incidents of sexual abuse. Agencies with in... Read More
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2013
Document 028055
Specialized Training: PREA Medical and Mental Care Standards
By Anno, B. Jaye; Day, Kim; Dumond, Robert; Russell, Jayne; Vierthaler, Karla; Morgan, Marcia. National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“The intent of the curriculum is to provide prisons, jails, community confinement, and juvenile detention facilities with specialized training for medical and mental health personnel on specific aspects of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specifically, this curriculum provides training on how to detect and assess signs of sexual abuse, preserve physical evidence, and respond effectively and professionally to victims. “The intended audience is health professionals. This includes but is not ... Read More
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2013
Document 028055
Specialized Training: PREA Medical and Mental Care Standards
By Anno, B. Jaye; Day, Kim; Dumond, Robert; Russell, Jayne; Vierthaler, Karla; Morgan, Marcia. National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) (Chicago, IL).
“The intent of the curriculum is to provide prisons, jails, community confinement, and juvenile detention facilities with specialized training for medical and mental health personnel on specific aspects of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specifically, this curriculum provides training on how to detect and assess signs of sexual abuse, preserve physical evidence, and respond effectively and professionally to victims. “The intended audience is health professionals. This includes but is not ... Read More
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2013
Document 028056
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
By Layman, Elizabeth. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards were released in 2012 to provide comprehensive guidance on the prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse and violence within confinement settings across the country. Although the National PREA Standards do not specifically extend to tribal detention facilities, all confinement facilities, regardless of their obligations under PREA, are being held to a higher legal standard for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse and ... Read More
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2013
Document 028056
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
By Layman, Elizabeth. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards were released in 2012 to provide comprehensive guidance on the prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse and violence within confinement settings across the country. Although the National PREA Standards do not specifically extend to tribal detention facilities, all confinement facilities, regardless of their obligations under PREA, are being held to a higher legal standard for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse and ... Read More
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2013
Document 028056
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
By Layman, Elizabeth. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards were released in 2012 to provide comprehensive guidance on the prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse and violence within confinement settings across the country. Although the National PREA Standards do not specifically extend to tribal detention facilities, all confinement facilities, regardless of their obligations under PREA, are being held to a higher legal standard for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse and ... Read More
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2013
Document 027859
Survey of Sexual Violence in Adult Correctional Facilities, 2009–11 - Statistical Tables
By Beck, Allen J.; Rantala, Ramona R.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
These statistical tables present “jurisdiction- and facility-level counts of allegations and substantiated incidents of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported by correctional authorities in adult prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Facilities include the Federal Bureau of Prisons, state prison systems, facilities operated by the U.S. military and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ... Read More
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32 pages
2013
Document 027859
Survey of Sexual Violence in Adult Correctional Facilities, 2009–11 - Statistical Tables
By Beck, Allen J.; Rantala, Ramona R.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
These statistical tables present “jurisdiction- and facility-level counts of allegations and substantiated incidents of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported by correctional authorities in adult prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Facilities include the Federal Bureau of Prisons, state prison systems, facilities operated by the U.S. military and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ... Read More
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32 pages
2013
Document 027986
Health Care Reform and County Criminal Justice Systems: An Introduction to Health Care Reform and the Opportunities and Challenges for County Criminal Justice Systems
Crime and Justice Institute (CRJ) (Boston, MA); California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Sacramento, CA); California States Sheriffs’ Association (CSSA) (Sacramento, CA); Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) (Sacramento, CA).
“This course provides an overview of how upcoming changes to California’s health care system will impact local criminal justice systems. Speakers compare and contrast health care in the county corrections systems today with health care in the years to come under the Affordable Care Act. A framework for providing health care to the criminal justice population is presented to facilitate preparations at the county level that can help to maximize criminal justice resources. Highlights include: How i... Read More
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2013
Document 027985
RCA: Root Cause Analysis Tool Kit--Draft
California Correctional Health Care Services (Elk Grove, CA).
“In health care and other industries, such as aviation, it is common practice to conduct a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) when an adverse event or “near miss” occurs. In a Root Cause Analysis (RCA), a team uses a structured method to analyze an event, determine the fundamental causes of what went wrong, and take action to prevent the event from occurring in the future. This tool kit includes tools and techniques used by other healthcare organizations, like the Joint Commission and Department of Veter... Read More
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48 pages
2013
Document 027253
PREA Audit Instrument – Prisons and Jails (Pending Final Revisions)
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Prisons and Jails, pending final revisions.” Elements comprising this instrument are: “Process Map” describing the audit process from start to finish; “Checklist of Documentation”; “Pre-Audit Questionnaire”; “Auditor Compliance Tool” used to determine PREA compliance; “Instructions for PREA Audit Tour” of the facility; “Interview Protocols” for Agency Head or Designee, Wa... Read More
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2013
Document 027681
Democracy Imprisoned: A Review of the Prevalence and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (New York, NY); ACLU of Florida (Miami, FL); Hip Hop Caucus (Washington, DC); Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Washington, DC); Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (Washington, DC); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (Baltimore MD); NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (New York, NY); The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
This report “includes an overview of the history of and rationale for felony disenfranchisement laws in the United States, considers the U.S.’ disenfranchisement practices in the context of other nations, and discusses recent state law developments” (p. 1). Sections of this report include: reporting organizations; introduction and issue summary—disproportionate impact of felony disenfranchisement laws on minorities, history and rationale of felony disenfranchisement laws, the United States in in... Read More
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12 pages
2013
Document 027723
Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison
By Blandford, Alex M.; Osher, Fred. GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation (Delmar, NY); Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center (New York, NY).
The Behavioral Health Framework developed to “help professionals in the corrections and behavioral health systems take a coordinated approach to reducing recidivism and advancing recovery” is explained (p. 2). Sections of this publication cover: building effective partnerships through a shared vision; health care reform and opportunities for expanded access to behavioral health services; prioritizing enrollment to facilitate transition; the risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model; implications for su... Read More
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43 pages
2013
Document 027512
Study Group on the Transitions between Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime Final Technical Reports
National Institute of Justice. Study Group on the Transitions between Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime (Washington, DC).
This set of bulletins is necessary reading if you want to be up-to-date on what is known about juvenile delinquency. This collection is comprised of: “Bulletin 1: From Juvenile Delinquency to Young Adult Offending” by Rolf Loeber, David P. Farrington, and David Petechuk; “Bulletin 2: Criminal Career Patterns” by Alex R. Piquero, J. David Hawkins, Lila Kazemian, and Petechuk; “Bulletin 3: Explanations for Offending” by Terence P. Thornberry, Peggy C. Giordano, Christopher Uggen, Mauri Matsuda, An... Read More
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2013
Document 027809
Immigration Detention: Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (Washington, DC).
“In 2003 Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to protect individuals against sexual abuse and assault in confinement settings, including persons potentially subject to removal from the United States housed in DHS’s [U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s] detention facilities. GAO was asked to review DHS efforts to address issues of sexual abuse and assault in immigration detention facilities. This report examines (1) what DHS data show about sexual abuse and assault in immigra... Read More
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93 pages
2013
Document 027616
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections
By Bonta, James; Sperber, Kimberly; Haas, Stephen. Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) (Washington, DC).
“Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field. This webinar offers some practical strategies for improving the implementation process and achieving better program results. James Bonta describes the efforts of the research team at Public Safety Canada to develop the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) model and the large-scale, systematic steps taken to help ensure succ... Read More
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94 minutes
2013
Document 027848
Legal Issues in Jails—2013
By Collins, William C.. National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
Topics covered include: some religious issues in jails--head coverings, skirts, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and inmates claims, kosher diet, and sincere religious beliefs; Bits and Pieces—Rastafarian dreadlocks search, tobacco ban, and psychogenic polydipsia; and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) enforcement.... Read More
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35 pages
2013
Document 027398
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2010
By Hockenberry, Sarah; Sickmund, Melissa. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
“The CJRP [Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement] presents a detailed picture of the young people who are held in custody across the nation—including age, race, gender, offenses, adjudication status, and more … Findings from the 2010 CJRP appear positive. The population of juvenile offenders in custody has declined by one-third since 1997, and the number of status offenders in custody was down 52% from 1997. There are still areas for improvement, however, especially as regards rates of c... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027398
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2010
By Hockenberry, Sarah; Sickmund, Melissa. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
“The CJRP [Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement] presents a detailed picture of the young people who are held in custody across the nation—including age, race, gender, offenses, adjudication status, and more … Findings from the 2010 CJRP appear positive. The population of juvenile offenders in custody has declined by one-third since 1997, and the number of status offenders in custody was down 52% from 1997. There are still areas for improvement, however, especially as regards rates of c... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027453
PREA Essentials
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The PREA Resource Center (PRC) designed this PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act] Essentials Page to guide professionals in their implementation of specific standards; therefore, this page is organized by standards categories … Each category contains: (1) a brief synopsis summarizing the standards in that category, (2) links to an online version of those standards, (3) links to helpful resources related to those standards sorted by correctional facility type, and (4) where relevant, a discussion ... Read More
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26 pages
2013
Document 027455
Prisoners in 2012—Advance Counts
By Carson, E. Ann; Golinelli, Daniela. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
“Presents advance counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2012, collected in the National Prisoner Statistics Program. This advance report provides a timely estimate of the 2012 yearend prison populations and compares changes in the prison population during 2012 to changes from yearend 2002 through yearend 2011. The report describes the third consecutive year of decline in the state prison population and growth in the federal priso... Read More
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17 pages
2013
Document 027514
Recommendations for Administrators of Prisons, Jails, and Community Confinement Facilities for Adapting the U.S. Department of Justice’s “A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Adults/Adolescents”
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) (Washington, DC).
“This guide is designed to assist administrators of prisons, jails, and community confinement facilities in drafting or revising protocols for an immediate response to reports of sexual assault. Sexual assault is a persistent problem in correctional environments with life-altering consequences for victims as well as for the integrity of correctional institutions and the fundamental principles of justice. The U.S. Department of Justice’s “National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Pris... Read More
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66 pages
2013
Document 026881
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Toolkit for Juvenile Agencies and Facilities
NIC-12RE05GKJ5; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
“The goal of this Toolkit is to provide juvenile agencies and facilities of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of residents in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it occurs. Prison rape includes all forms of resident sexual abuse within a correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, residen... Read More
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1 computer file
2013
Document 026880
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Toolkit for Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); NIC-12RE05GKJ5.. The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
UPDATED 11/26/13: Minor edits. “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 inmates in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it occurs. Prison rape includes all forms of inmate sexual abuse within a correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, inmate ... Read More
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1 computer file
2013
Document 026880
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Toolkit for Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); NIC-12RE05GKJ5.. The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
UPDATED 11/26/13: Minor edits. “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 inmates in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it occurs. Prison rape includes all forms of inmate sexual abuse within a correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, inmate ... Read More
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1 computer file
2013
Document 026938
The State of Sentencing 2012: Developments in Policy and Practice
By Porter, Nicole D.. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
“State lawmakers in at least 24 states adopted 41 criminal justice policies that in 2012 may contribute to downscaling prison populations and eliminating barriers to reentry while promoting effective approaches to public safety. This report provides an overview of recent policy reforms in the areas of sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences, and juvenile justice” (p. 1). Some of the sentencing changes involve relaxed mandatory minimums, the death penalty, sentence modification... Read More
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26 pages
2013
Document 026941
The Green Corrections Project: Action Plans and Lessons Learned
By Davidson, Stephanie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This report is a great description of the three-phase Green Corrections project, sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). The following sections comprise this publication: overview of the project; “The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System”—the publication and its dissemination; developing a community of practice and providing technical assistance to states; application process; Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington addressing a different technical assistance need... Read More
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6 pages
2013
Document 026951
An Update on Jail Strip Searches of General Population Detainees
“In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, decided Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, #10-945, 132 S. Ct. 1510, 2012 U.S. Lexis 2712. It changed the landscape, abandoning a focus on the need for a detailed analysis of the presence or absence of reasonable suspicion to justify the carrying out of a strip search. For the Court’s majority, the focus shifted to a less murky dividing line, based on whether an incoming detainee, regardless of what they are charged with or whether there is ... Read More
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9 pages
2013
Document 026951
An Update on Jail Strip Searches of General Population Detainees
“In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, decided Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, #10-945, 132 S. Ct. 1510, 2012 U.S. Lexis 2712. It changed the landscape, abandoning a focus on the need for a detailed analysis of the presence or absence of reasonable suspicion to justify the carrying out of a strip search. For the Court’s majority, the focus shifted to a less murky dividing line, based on whether an incoming detainee, regardless of what they are charged with or whether there is ... Read More
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9 pages
2013
Document 026972
Windham School District Evaluation
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
Vocation education programming in Texas’ Windham School District (WSD) is evaluated. An agency can use this report to compare its own offender vocational programming to the efforts in Texas and to see what education services are effective. A detailed research summary contained the following sections: introduction; vocational program participation—Career and Technical Education (CTE) program; methodology; vocational participation and completion; employment status after release; employment in occu... Read More
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86 pages
2013
Document 026972
Windham School District Evaluation
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
Vocation education programming in Texas’ Windham School District (WSD) is evaluated. An agency can use this report to compare its own offender vocational programming to the efforts in Texas and to see what education services are effective. A detailed research summary contained the following sections: introduction; vocational program participation—Career and Technical Education (CTE) program; methodology; vocational participation and completion; employment status after release; employment in occu... Read More
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86 pages
2013
Document 026973
Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project: A Second Look
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
The intent of the Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project (ARYSP) is to generate recommendations for the Texas legislature regarding the improvement of services for at-risk youth. At-risk youth are those who “have the significant potential to enter or further penetrate the juvenile and/or criminal justice system. The recommendations contained in this report primarily focus on delinquency prevention and intervention. Prevention of delinquent behavior and intervention for risk factors correlated with... Read More
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45 pages
2013
Document 026973
Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project: A Second Look
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
The intent of the Texas At-Risk Youth Services Project (ARYSP) is to generate recommendations for the Texas legislature regarding the improvement of services for at-risk youth. At-risk youth are those who “have the significant potential to enter or further penetrate the juvenile and/or criminal justice system. The recommendations contained in this report primarily focus on delinquency prevention and intervention. Prevention of delinquent behavior and intervention for risk factors correlated with... Read More
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45 pages
2013
Document 026974
Statewide Criminal Justice Recidivism and Revocation Rates
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
“This report summarizes the analysis of reincarceration rates for adult offenders who were released from prisons, state jails, Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities, In-Prison Therapeutic Community program, and Intermediate Sanction Facilities in fiscal years 2006 and 2007; and rearrest rates for adult offenders released from prisons and state jails in fiscal years 2005 and 2006. In addition, this report summarizes reincarceration rates for juveniles released from the Texas Youth Commissi... Read More
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118 pages
2013
Document 026974
Statewide Criminal Justice Recidivism and Revocation Rates
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
“This report summarizes the analysis of reincarceration rates for adult offenders who were released from prisons, state jails, Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities, In-Prison Therapeutic Community program, and Intermediate Sanction Facilities in fiscal years 2006 and 2007; and rearrest rates for adult offenders released from prisons and state jails in fiscal years 2005 and 2006. In addition, this report summarizes reincarceration rates for juveniles released from the Texas Youth Commissi... Read More
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118 pages
2013
Document 026975
Criminal Justice Uniform Cost Report: Fiscal Years 2010 to 2012
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
Cost per day information for various adult and juvenile correctional populations is determined. Sections of this report include: introduction—reporting guidelines and highlights; Texas Department of Criminal Justice—overview, Correctional Institutions Division (state-operated facilities), Parole Division, and Community Justice Assistance Division; and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department—state services and facilities, and community juvenile justice. Appendixes provide: uniform cost project meth... Read More
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56 pages
2013
Document 026975
Criminal Justice Uniform Cost Report: Fiscal Years 2010 to 2012
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
Cost per day information for various adult and juvenile correctional populations is determined. Sections of this report include: introduction—reporting guidelines and highlights; Texas Department of Criminal Justice—overview, Correctional Institutions Division (state-operated facilities), Parole Division, and Community Justice Assistance Division; and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department—state services and facilities, and community juvenile justice. Appendixes provide: uniform cost project meth... Read More
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56 pages
2013
Document 026976
Adult and Juvenile Correctional Population Projections: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2018
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
Projections for the changes in Texas’ adult and juvenile correctional populations are presented. Sections contained in this report are: introduction and report highlights; arrest rates in Texas; adult correctional population projections; juvenile correctional population projections; qualitative review summary; and glossary. Appendixes explain what the methodology and assumptions for each correctional population projection.... Read More
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49 pages
2013
Document 026976
Adult and Juvenile Correctional Population Projections: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2018
Texas Legislative Budget Board (Austin, TX).
Projections for the changes in Texas’ adult and juvenile correctional populations are presented. Sections contained in this report are: introduction and report highlights; arrest rates in Texas; adult correctional population projections; juvenile correctional population projections; qualitative review summary; and glossary. Appendixes explain what the methodology and assumptions for each correctional population projection.... Read More
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49 pages
2013
Document 027003
End to Silence: The Project on Addressing Prison Rape--Case Law Surveys
American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC).
This website provides access to “new case law digests, designed to provide up to date information about the evolving legal responsibilities and liabilities for correctional employees and facilities. In light of an increasing amount of litigation involving both correctional staff and supervisors, these case law digests can provide a starting point for understanding the dynamics of legal liability in custodial settings.” Currently there are two publications “Cross-gender Searches: A Case Law Surv... Read More
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Document 027014
Performance Measures Committee/PBMS: Library
Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) (Hagerstown, MD).
“The Performance Measures Committee uses a Performance Based Measures System (PBMS) to define correctional standards in keeping with contemporary practice; to delineate measures of performance for each standard; to establish key indicators for each measure; to institute counting rules for each indicator; to store the measures on a web database; to produce reports of correctional performance; and to conduct appropriate comparisons of performance across jurisdictions.” Access is provided to essent... Read More
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Document 026309
Addressing Sexual Violence Against Youth in Custody: Youth Workers’ Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Violence in Juvenile Justice Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jamie M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Smith Consulting (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“Sexual abuse in custody can and often does have lifelong effects on youth. Youth who are sexually abused or experience sexual violence can suffer higher rates of drug use, have disproportionate contact with the criminal justice system into adulthood, become victimizers, and/or have higher rates of mental illness than youth who do not suffer sexual abuse.1 In addition, sexual abuse by staff or other youth in custody compromises safety and security as well as the overall mission of juvenile justi... Read More
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78 pages
2013
Document 027255
Building Cost-Benefit Analysis Capacity in Criminal Justice: Notes from a Roundtable Discussion
By Chiu, Tina. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice. Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB) (New York, NY) .
“Interest in using cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to help in criminal justice policymaking and planning has grown in recent years as state and local budgets have become increasingly strained. Most jurisdictions, however, have not been able to create a sustained capacity to produce and use CBA in decision making and budgeting. The Vera Institute of Justice organized a roundtable discussion to examine what factors might help jurisdictions build lasting capacity to use and perform CBA … The discussion... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027302
Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011–12
By Beck, Allen J.; Berzofsky, Marcus; Caspar, Rachel; Krebs, Christopher. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
This report present statistics regarding the sexual victimization of prison and jail inmates by other inmates or staff. Sections of this publication cover: highlights; National Inmate Survey; incidents of sexual victimizations; facility-level rates; demographic and other characteristics; special inmate populations—inmates ages 16 to 17; special inmate populations—inmates with mental health problems; and special inmate populations—inmates with a non-heterosexual sexual orientation. Some of the ke... Read More
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108 pages
2013
Document 027277
Anti-Fraternization Policies and their Utility in Preventing Staff Sexual Abuse in Custody
By Smith, Brenda V.; Loomis, Melissa C.. National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“Many custodial facilities have implemented anti-fraternization policies that regulate contact between staff and inmates. These policies either limit, or altogether prohibit, interactions between employees and current or former inmates and their families. Correctional employees who are adversely affected by their agency’s anti-fraternization policies most often challenge these polices under the First Amendment, which guarantees the right to freedom of association. Courts generally uphold the age... Read More
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19 pages
2013
Document 027275
Cross-gender Searches: A Case Law Survey
By Smith, Brenda V.; Loomis, Melissa C.. National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“Inmates and detainees retain a limited privacy right when detained in correctional settings, particularly in the context of cross-gender searches. Jurisdictions have approached the competing interests of privacy and cross-gender searches quite differently, finding liability for correctional officers, supervisors, and facilities under a variety of circumstances. These decisions are highly fact-sensitive, and the jurisprudence has evolved rapidly. This document provides an overview of cross-gende... Read More
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40 pages
2013
Document 027276
Sexual Abuse in Custody: A Case Law Survey
By Smith, Brenda V.; Loomis, Melissa C.. National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“Under certain circumstances correctional officers and their supervisors can be subject to civil liability for sexual abuse of inmates and detainees under their care. Liability for sexual abuse can attach whether the abuse was perpetrated by a correctional officer, facility employee or volunteer, or by a fellow inmate or detainee. This document provides an overview of sexual abuse cases in both state and federal courts, focusing on what types of conduct most often result in individual and superv... Read More
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55 pages
2013
Document 027282
A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Adults/Adolescents: Second Edition
By Little, Kristin. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women. DNA Initiative (Washington, DC).
“A timely, high-quality medical forensic examination can potentially validate and address sexual assault patients’7 concerns, minimize the trauma they may experience, and promote their healing. At the same time, it can increase the likelihood that evidence collected will aid in criminal case investigation, resulting in perpetrators being held accountable and further sexual violence prevented. The examination and the related responsibilities of health care personnel are the focus of this protocol... Read More
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145 pages
2013
Document 027282
A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Adults/Adolescents: Second Edition
By Little, Kristin. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women. DNA Initiative (Washington, DC).
“A timely, high-quality medical forensic examination can potentially validate and address sexual assault patients’7 concerns, minimize the trauma they may experience, and promote their healing. At the same time, it can increase the likelihood that evidence collected will aid in criminal case investigation, resulting in perpetrators being held accountable and further sexual violence prevented. The examination and the related responsibilities of health care personnel are the focus of this protocol... Read More
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145 pages
2013
Document 027282
A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations Adults/Adolescents: Second Edition
By Little, Kristin. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women. DNA Initiative (Washington, DC).
“A timely, high-quality medical forensic examination can potentially validate and address sexual assault patients’7 concerns, minimize the trauma they may experience, and promote their healing. At the same time, it can increase the likelihood that evidence collected will aid in criminal case investigation, resulting in perpetrators being held accountable and further sexual violence prevented. The examination and the related responsibilities of health care personnel are the focus of this protocol... Read More
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145 pages
2013
Document 027265
When a Person Isn’t a Data Point: Making Evidence-Based Practice Work
By Lowenkamp, Christopher T.; Holsinger, Alexander M.; Robinson, Charles R.; Cullen, Francis T..
This article presents a critical look at the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in corrections. “While we [the authors] agree that the field of corrections has increased the quality of programming and services over the years (i.e., listening to the data points), we argue that the EBP movement in the field of corrections is widespread but exceedingly shallow (failing to see the person) … In an effort to illustrate how we have missed the essence of EBP in corrections, we present the history of... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027265
When a Person Isn’t a Data Point: Making Evidence-Based Practice Work
By Lowenkamp, Christopher T.; Holsinger, Alexander M.; Robinson, Charles R.; Cullen, Francis T..
This article presents a critical look at the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in corrections. “While we [the authors] agree that the field of corrections has increased the quality of programming and services over the years (i.e., listening to the data points), we argue that the EBP movement in the field of corrections is widespread but exceedingly shallow (failing to see the person) … In an effort to illustrate how we have missed the essence of EBP in corrections, we present the history of... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027265
When a Person Isn’t a Data Point: Making Evidence-Based Practice Work
By Lowenkamp, Christopher T.; Holsinger, Alexander M.; Robinson, Charles R.; Cullen, Francis T..
This article presents a critical look at the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in corrections. “While we [the authors] agree that the field of corrections has increased the quality of programming and services over the years (i.e., listening to the data points), we argue that the EBP movement in the field of corrections is widespread but exceedingly shallow (failing to see the person) … In an effort to illustrate how we have missed the essence of EBP in corrections, we present the history of... Read More
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16 pages
2013
Document 027372
Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012
By Beck, Allen J.; Cantor, David; Hartge, John; Smith, Tim. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
“This report provides state- and national-level estimates of juvenile sexual victimization by type of activity, including estimates of youth-on-youth nonconsensual sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and level of coercion. It also explores sexual victimization by the characteristics of both the perpetrator and youth at high risk of victimization, location and time of incidents, and nature of the relationship between youth and facility staff prior to sexual contact.” Approximately 9.5% of t... Read More
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2013
Document 027260
Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders
By Steadman, Henry J.; Peters, Roger H.; Carpenter, Christine; Mueser, Kim T.; Jaeger, Norma D.; Gordon, Richard B.; Fisler, Carol; Goss, Stephen; Olson, Eric; Osher, Fred C.; Noether, Chanson D.; Hardin, Carolyn. National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) (Alexandria, VA).
“One of the biggest challenges for drug courts is effectively working with participants with co-occurring disorders. By definition, persons with the dual diagnosis of both substance use disorders and mental illnesses have co-occurring disorders … every adult drug court can achieve positive outcomes for persons with co-occurring disorders—if the court is committed to doing so. With some creativity and thoughtful planning, most persons with co-occurring disorders can successfully participate in d... Read More
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28 pages
2013
Document 027382
PREA Data Collection Activities, 2013
By Beck, Allen J.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
Activities of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) related to prison rape during the 2012 calendar year are documented.... Read More
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2013
Document 027499
Human Resources and Administrative Investigations [Participant's Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality ... Read More
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Document 027499
Human Resources and Administrative Investigations [Participant's Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality ... Read More
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Document 027499
Human Resources and Administrative Investigations [Participant's Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality ... Read More
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Document 027499
Human Resources and Administrative Investigations [Participant's Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the national Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications for responding to the different needs of men, women and LGBTI inmates who are sexually abused in custody. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the applicable PREA Standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact; (2) review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for men, women and LGBTI populations; (3) identify the components of human sexuality ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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Document 027500
Responding to Sexual Abuse of Inmates in Custody: Responding to the Needs of Men, Women and Gender Non-Conforming Populations [Participant’s Manual]
American University. Washington College of Law. End to Silence (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This is a 24-hour training covering the National Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards and implications on administrative investigations and human resource policies and procedures. The following are the goals of this training: (1) review the PREA Standards and identify impacts on administrative investigations and human resources; (2) identify components of investigative and human resource policies and procedures as they relate to sexual abuse of persons in custody; and (3) understand legal and ... Read More
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Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 027516
Overview of Federal Criminal Cases: Fiscal Year 2012
By Schmitt, Glenn R.; Dukes, Jennifer. U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). Office of Research and Data (Washington, DC).
“The United States Sentencing Commission1 received information on 84,360 federal criminal cases in which the offender was sentenced in fiscal year 2012.2 Among these cases, 84,173 involved an individual offender and 187 involved a corporation or other “organizational” offender. This publication provides a brief overview of those cases” (p. 1). Sections cover: the case load at a glance—most being for individuals; individual offender characteristics; case disposition; the most common crimes—immigr... Read More
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10 pages
2013
Document 027552
PREA Audit Resources
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC); National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) (Oakland, CA). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“This feature of the PRC’s website seeks to support confinement facility and agency efforts toward PREA compliance by providing detailed information about the audit instrument, the audit process, and auditor certification. The PRC will also use this section to provide continuing guidance from the Department of Justice related to the audit process.” Access is provided to: audit instruments for adult prisons and jails, lockups, community confinement facilities, and juvenile facilities; the audit p... Read More
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Document 027522
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Western Tidewater Regional Jail (Suffolk, VA).
This policy intends “to develop a written institutional plan to coordinate actions taken in response to an incident of sexual abuse, among staff first responders, medical and mental health staff, investigators, and facility leadership” (p. 1). Procedures cover: general issues related to sexual abuse and sexual harassment; training and education; reporting; screening for risk; medical and mental care; investigations; discipline; and data collection and review.... Read More
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29 pages
2013
Document 027507
Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Loomis, Melissa C.; Yarussi, Jaime M.; Marksamer, Jody. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Smith Consulting (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“This guide includes information that will help adult correctional facilities and juvenile justice agencies to assess, develop, or improve policies and practices regarding LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex] individuals in their custody. The guide is not meant to be a quick reference for writing policies appropriate for all agencies and/or facilities. It is intentionally vague on “how to” advice and “plug and play” policy guidance. Guides for writing policies exist in many ... Read More
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79 pages
2013
Document 027507
Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Loomis, Melissa C.; Yarussi, Jaime M.; Marksamer, Jody. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Smith Consulting (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“This guide includes information that will help adult correctional facilities and juvenile justice agencies to assess, develop, or improve policies and practices regarding LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex] individuals in their custody. The guide is not meant to be a quick reference for writing policies appropriate for all agencies and/or facilities. It is intentionally vague on “how to” advice and “plug and play” policy guidance. Guides for writing policies exist in many ... Read More
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79 pages
2013
Document 027525
Screening for Risk of Sexual Victimization and for Abusiveness: Guidelines for Administering Screening Instruments and Using the Information to Inform Housing Decisions
By Hastings, Allison; McGarry, Peggy; diZerega, Margaret. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Vera Institute of Justice (New York, NY); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
These guidelines were developed “to screen for risk of sexual victimization and for abusiveness, including questions to be asked of inmates, residents, and detainees, and the best use of the information from the screening to inform housing decisions … While specifics will vary by type of facility, including the age and gender of the individuals, these general principles will hold true in a wide range of contexts” (p. 2). Sections of this publication address: what the purpose of screening is and ... Read More
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9 pages
2013
Document 027494
The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Experiences from the States
By La Vigne, Nancy; Bieler, Sam; Cramer, Lindsey; Ho, Helen; Kotonias, Cybele; Mayer, Debbie; McClure, Dave; Pacifici, Laura; Peterson, Bryce; Samuels, Julie. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
“This brief summarizes the efforts of states involved in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), a program designed to identify and implement cost-efficient, evidence-based criminal justice reforms. To do so, jurisdictions use data analysis to identify criminal justice population and cost drivers and then develop policy options to reduce those drivers.” Correctional population and cost drivers include: parole and probation revocations; sentencing policies and practices; insufficient and ineff... Read More
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5 pages
2013
Document 027566
Anti-Fraternization Polices and their Utility in Preventing Staff Sexual Abuse in Custody
By Smith, Brenda V.; Loomis, Melissa C.. American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
This publication is an excellent resource of case law “detailing how courts across various jurisdictions have analyzed employees’ challenges to anti-fraternization policies. Although the cases below only cover adult institutions, the tension between staff relationships and anti-fraternization policies persists in juvenile agencies as well. Agencies should be mindful that these policies can have a greater impact for female staff; note that of the twenty-six cases below, only nine implicate male ... Read More
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19 pages
2013
Document 027641
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: The Impact of National PREA Standards on Community Corrections
By Yarussi, Jaime M.; Smith, Brenda V.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Wondering how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) impacts the management of offenders in the community? Then this is the resource for you. This handbook aims to educate community corrections staff on: why community correctional staff and administrators need to be concerned about sexual abuse of offenders; identifying inappropriate relationships with and between offenders; the impact of the National PREA Standards on agency policies, practices and special concerns community correctional staff ... Read More
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148 pages
2013
Document 027658
PREA Youthful Inmate Implementation
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
This webpage provides information regarding the implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) “youthful inmate” standard. Youthful inmates are any incarcerated individuals under the age of 18. Links are provided to a two part webinar series regarding this implementation in three jurisdictions—Oregon, North Carolina, and Indiana. Other sections provide information about: the “youthful inmate” PREA Standard 115.14; options for implementation—reducing the number of youthful inmates in ad... Read More
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4 pages
2013
Document 027692
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit Process and Instrument Overview Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit Process and Instrument Overview Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.93 “Audits of standards”. At the end of this course, you will be able to: explain the audit process; describe the components of the Audit Instrument; describe the duties and responsibilities of an auditor in the audit process; describe the du... Read More
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2013
Document 027693
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Behavioral Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Behavioral Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The main purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standard 115.35 “Specialized Training: Medical and Mental Health Care”. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to explain the knowledge, components, and considerations that you must use to be effective in your... Read More
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2013
Document 027694
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators’ Roles and Responsibilities Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators’ Roles and Responsibilities Course. The main purpose of this course is to provide agency PREA Coordinators with an overview of the basic role and responsibilities of their position. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to: describe the general duties and responsibilities of an agency- wide PREA Coordinator; explain the policies, procedures, and practices needed to achieve PREA compliance; creat... Read More
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2013
Document 027694
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators’ Roles and Responsibilities Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinators’ Roles and Responsibilities Course. The main purpose of this course is to provide agency PREA Coordinators with an overview of the basic role and responsibilities of their position. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to: describe the general duties and responsibilities of an agency- wide PREA Coordinator; explain the policies, procedures, and practices needed to achieve PREA compliance; creat... Read More
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2013
Document 027695
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course. The main purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.34 “Specialized Training for Investigators”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the knowledge, components, and considerations that an investigator must use to perform a successful sexual abuse or sexual ... Read More
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2013
Document 027695
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course. The main purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.34 “Specialized Training for Investigators”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the knowledge, components, and considerations that an investigator must use to perform a successful sexual abuse or sexual ... Read More
WEB
2013
Document 027695
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting Course. The main purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.34 “Specialized Training for Investigators”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the knowledge, components, and considerations that an investigator must use to perform a successful sexual abuse or sexual ... Read More
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2013
Document 027696
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.35 “Specialized training: Medical and mental health care”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the PREA standards that relate to the provision of medical care for victims of sexual abus... Read More
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2013
Document 027696
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.35 “Specialized training: Medical and mental health care”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the PREA standards that relate to the provision of medical care for victims of sexual abus... Read More
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2013
Document 027696
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.35 “Specialized training: Medical and mental health care”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the PREA standards that relate to the provision of medical care for victims of sexual abus... Read More
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2013
Document 027696
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course
By National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Welcome to the National Institute of Corrections’ Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Medical Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting Course. The purpose of this course is to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Section 115.35 “Specialized training: Medical and mental health care”. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the PREA standards that relate to the provision of medical care for victims of sexual abus... Read More
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2012
Document 027715
Fifty State Survey of Sexual Assault Statutes
NIC Cooperative Agreement # 06S20GJJ1. NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
Statutes regarding sexual assaults are compiled and reported. Each entry supplies the following information (if provided)—statute, definitions, and penalty. ... Read More
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554 pages
2012
Document 027389
End Silence: Youth Speaking Up about Sexual Abuse in Custody
This series of graphic novels are designed for incarcerated youth. They are “intended to educate youth in custody about how to identify and address incidents of sexual assault. The plot lines in these graphic novels dramatize situations we know occur in custodial settings. The use of graphic novels in community education projects is well established. Through presenting information through an illustrative medium, these novels aim to disseminate information about the sexual abuse reporting process... Read More
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Document 027389
End Silence: Youth Speaking Up about Sexual Abuse in Custody
This series of graphic novels are designed for incarcerated youth. They are “intended to educate youth in custody about how to identify and address incidents of sexual assault. The plot lines in these graphic novels dramatize situations we know occur in custodial settings. The use of graphic novels in community education projects is well established. Through presenting information through an illustrative medium, these novels aim to disseminate information about the sexual abuse reporting process... Read More
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Document 027269
Gender & Sexuality in the ABA Standards on the Treatment of Prisoners
By Love, Margaret Colgate; Shay, Giovanna. Western New England University School of Law (Springfield, MA).
Anyone involved in inmate management should be aware of this issues addressed by these standards, especially in light of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act). “This Article describes provisions of the recently promulgated American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards on the Treatment of Prisoners (2010 Standards or Standards) that address issues of gender and sexuality in a correctional setting” (p. 1217-1218). This paper is divided into four parts. Part I. Development of the ABA Standards o... Read More
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2012
Document 027269
Gender & Sexuality in the ABA Standards on the Treatment of Prisoners
By Love, Margaret Colgate; Shay, Giovanna. Western New England University School of Law (Springfield, MA).
Anyone involved in inmate management should be aware of this issues addressed by these standards, especially in light of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act). “This Article describes provisions of the recently promulgated American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards on the Treatment of Prisoners (2010 Standards or Standards) that address issues of gender and sexuality in a correctional setting” (p. 1217-1218). This paper is divided into four parts. Part I. Development of the ABA Standards o... Read More
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2012
Document 026685
Video Visits for Children Whose Parents Are Incarcerated: In Whose Best Interest?
By Phillips, Susan D.. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
'Even as advocacy groups and community organizations are pushing to remove barriers to children visiting their incarcerated parents, changes are occurring in correctional visitation practices: jails and prisons are shifting to video visitation 'visitation using real-time video conferencing technology similar to Skype (p. 3). Topics discussed in this report include: barriers to children visiting their parents; the advent of video visitation; potential benefits and limiting factors of video visita... Read More
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14 pages
2012
Document 026685
Video Visits for Children Whose Parents Are Incarcerated: In Whose Best Interest?
By Phillips, Susan D.. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
'Even as advocacy groups and community organizations are pushing to remove barriers to children visiting their incarcerated parents, changes are occurring in correctional visitation practices: jails and prisons are shifting to video visitation 'visitation using real-time video conferencing technology similar to Skype (p. 3). Topics discussed in this report include: barriers to children visiting their parents; the advent of video visitation; potential benefits and limiting factors of video visita... Read More
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14 pages
2012
Document 026687
Criminal Justice Debt: A Toolkit for Action
By Patel, Roopal; Philip, Meghna. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC); Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. George A. Katz Fellowship (New York, NY). New York University. School of Law. Brennan Center for Justice (New York, NY).
'This Toolkit examines the issues created by criminal justice debt collection policies and also profiles positive examples of reform efforts from around the country. These success stories will assist advocates as they decide upon their advocacy efforts. The Toolkit also provides statutory language, sample campaign pieces, and a step-by-step guide for a successful campaign. Since the intricacies of criminal justice debt differ from state to state, advocates should adapt models and initiatives to ... Read More
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2012
Document 026687
Criminal Justice Debt: A Toolkit for Action
By Patel, Roopal; Philip, Meghna. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC); Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. George A. Katz Fellowship (New York, NY). New York University. School of Law. Brennan Center for Justice (New York, NY).
'This Toolkit examines the issues created by criminal justice debt collection policies and also profiles positive examples of reform efforts from around the country. These success stories will assist advocates as they decide upon their advocacy efforts. The Toolkit also provides statutory language, sample campaign pieces, and a step-by-step guide for a successful campaign. Since the intricacies of criminal justice debt differ from state to state, advocates should adapt models and initiatives to ... Read More
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2012
Document 026668
Under the Penal Gaze: An Empirical Examination of Penal Consciousness Among Prison Inmates
By Sexton, Lori. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
'This dissertation develops a new theoretical framework that examines the ways in which prisoners orient to and make meaning of their punishment in order to more fully understand the nature of penality writ large. The framework, which I call penal consciousness, moves beyond the limited, objective view of punishment as legal sanction to a more expansive view of penality that privileges subjectivity and meaning' (p. xiii). Chapters comprising this dissertation are: introduction, literature review... Read More
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217 pages
2012
Document 026668
Under the Penal Gaze: An Empirical Examination of Penal Consciousness Among Prison Inmates
By Sexton, Lori. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
'This dissertation develops a new theoretical framework that examines the ways in which prisoners orient to and make meaning of their punishment in order to more fully understand the nature of penality writ large. The framework, which I call penal consciousness, moves beyond the limited, objective view of punishment as legal sanction to a more expansive view of penality that privileges subjectivity and meaning' (p. xiii). Chapters comprising this dissertation are: introduction, literature review... Read More
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217 pages
2012
Document 027046
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) - MDOC Basic
By Sturm, Vevia. Missouri Dept. of Corrections. Training Academy (Jefferson City, MO).
“This training class is for newly-hired staff to the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and serves as an introduction to the new PREA standards and how they apply throughout the department. Course includes information on the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act Guidelines; a definition of PREA; its applicability to all MDOC staff; and definitions of offender sexual abuse … Given scenarios, participants will be able to identify signs of offender sexual abuse and to identify appropriate resp... Read More
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2012
Document 026640
Shifts, Extended Work Hours, and Fatigue: An Assessment of Health and Personal Risks for Police Officers
By Violanti, John M..
'Little is known of the long term health impact of shift work and extended work hours on police officers, and no direct detailed exposure assessment of work/shift hours has yet been done. The primary purpose of this investigation was to examine police shift work exposure and the association of such exposure with adverse health outcomes such as disease, stress and depression. To accomplish this goal, we examined the impact of shift work on biomarkers of subclinical cardiovascular and metabolic di... Read More
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64 pages
2012
Document 026916
Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (Washington, DC).
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to issue regulations setting standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities.” This document is divided into six parts: public participation and request for comments; abbreviations; executive summary—purpose of regulatory action, summary of the provisions, and costs and benefits; background; discussion of proposed rule with section by section analysis; and statutory and regulatory requirements... Read More
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202 pages
2012
Document 026909
Documenting a Suspect’s State of Mind
By Dietz, Park.
With the new requirements for documentation resulting from the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and other state mandates, those correctional officers that investigate violent crimes and allegations of prison rape need to be aware of the procedure explained in this article. These officers “typically obtain as many details as possible from suspects about actions committed during the crime. However, these details do not always include relevant information about a defendant’s mental state, and suc... Read More
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2012
Document 026909
Documenting a Suspect’s State of Mind
By Dietz, Park.
With the new requirements for documentation resulting from the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and other state mandates, those correctional officers that investigate violent crimes and allegations of prison rape need to be aware of the procedure explained in this article. These officers “typically obtain as many details as possible from suspects about actions committed during the crime. However, these details do not always include relevant information about a defendant’s mental state, and suc... Read More
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2012
Document 026857
The Price to Call Home: State-Sanctioned Monopolization in the Prison Phone Industry
By Kukorowski, Drew. Prison Policy Initiative (Northampton. MA).
“Exorbitant calling rates make the prison telephone industry one of the most lucrative businesses in the United States today … The prison telephone market is structured to be exploitative because it grants monopolies to producers, and because the consumers — the incarcerated persons and their families who are actually footing the bills — have no comparable alternative ways of communicating.” This report looks at the abusive corporate monopolization of prison telephone services and offers sugges... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 026857
The Price to Call Home: State-Sanctioned Monopolization in the Prison Phone Industry
By Kukorowski, Drew. Prison Policy Initiative (Northampton. MA).
“Exorbitant calling rates make the prison telephone industry one of the most lucrative businesses in the United States today … The prison telephone market is structured to be exploitative because it grants monopolies to producers, and because the consumers — the incarcerated persons and their families who are actually footing the bills — have no comparable alternative ways of communicating.” This report looks at the abusive corporate monopolization of prison telephone services and offers sugges... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 026944
Addressing Women’s Victimization Histories in Custodial Settings
By Stathopoulos, Mary; Quadara, Antonia; Fileborn, Bianca; Clark, Haley. Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) (Melbourne, VIC).
“This paper explores the prison as a possible site of re-traumatization. The reasoning behind this is that prisons are built on an ethos of power, surveillance and control, yet trauma sufferers require safety in order to begin healing. A trauma-informed approach may offer an alternative to delivering a less traumatic prison environment and experience for female criminal offenders with a history of sexual abuse and assault” (p. 1). Sections following key messages include: introduction; the profil... Read More
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20 pages
2012
Document 026550
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act: A Toolkit for Jails
By Asbridge, Caleb; Bosley, Rachel; Layman, Elizabeth Price; Moss, Andie; SHorba, Jeff; Smith, Brenda V.; Vanek, Shaina; Yarussi, Jaime. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). The Moss Group (Washington, DC); Center for Innovative Public Policies, Inc. (CIPP) (Naples, FL).
“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 … 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” (p. 4). This publication is divided in... Read More
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102 pages
2012
Document 026598
Use of Electronic Control Weapons Against Handcuffed or Restrained Persons [Parts 1 and 2]
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc (AELE). Civil Liability and Jail and Prisoner Law Sections (Chicago, IL).
'After reviewing case law on various circumstances in which officers might have occasion to use ECWs (electronic control weapons) against handcuffed or restrained persons, Part 2 offers some recommendations to consider' (p. 102). Part 1 introduces the issue, use against persons no longer resisting, persons continuing to resist, and misinterpreted actions. Part 2 discusses corrections and confinement, confronting mentally disturbed persons, and recommendations.... Read More
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20 pages
2012
Document 026598
Use of Electronic Control Weapons Against Handcuffed or Restrained Persons [Parts 1 and 2]
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc (AELE). Civil Liability and Jail and Prisoner Law Sections (Chicago, IL).
'After reviewing case law on various circumstances in which officers might have occasion to use ECWs (electronic control weapons) against handcuffed or restrained persons, Part 2 offers some recommendations to consider' (p. 102). Part 1 introduces the issue, use against persons no longer resisting, persons continuing to resist, and misinterpreted actions. Part 2 discusses corrections and confinement, confronting mentally disturbed persons, and recommendations.... Read More
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20 pages
2012
Document 026599
Jails in Indian Country, 2011
By Minton, Todd D.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Statistics and information regarding Indian country jails as of June 2011 are presented. Tables following the highlights from this report show: inmates, rated capacity, and percent of capacity occupied by facility, offense, conviction status, and sex; jails providing medical services; jails operating above 150% of capacity on their peak day; admissions and expected length of stay; jails with policies for screening inmates for HIV infection, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, mental health care, or... Read More
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2012
Document 026599
Jails in Indian Country, 2011
By Minton, Todd D.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Statistics and information regarding Indian country jails as of June 2011 are presented. Tables following the highlights from this report show: inmates, rated capacity, and percent of capacity occupied by facility, offense, conviction status, and sex; jails providing medical services; jails operating above 150% of capacity on their peak day; admissions and expected length of stay; jails with policies for screening inmates for HIV infection, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, mental health care, or... Read More
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2012
Document 026029
The National PREA Resource Center
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The PRC’s [PREA Resource Center’s] aim is to provide assistance to those responsible for state and local adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, community corrections, lockups, tribal organizations, and inmates and their families in their efforts to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement. The PRC serves as a central repository for the best research in the field on trends, prevention, and response strategies, and best practices in corrections.” Points of entry include: about the center; lib... Read More
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Document 026409
Implementing The Prison Rape Elimination Act: A Toolkit for Juvenile Agencies and Facilities
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); Center for Innovative Public Policies (CIPP) (Naples, FL).
“The goal of this Toolkit is to provide juvenile agencies and facilities of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of residents in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it does occur” (p. 4). This document is divided into three parts; PREA implementation—general information about the PREA law, the PREA Standards, definitions and terms, developing strategies to comply with PR... Read More
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104 pages
2012
Document 026361
LGBT People and the Prison Rape Elimination Act
National Center for Transgender Equality (Washington, DC).
The application of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards to situations involving LGBT people is explained. This is a great overview for correctional staff. Sections of this document address: a crisis of sexual abuse in confinement; the most important protections for LGBT offenders being screening and classification, housing transgender people, protective custody, segregated LGBT pods or units, searches, minors in adult facilities, staff training, reporting abuse, support for survivors... Read More
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6 pages
2012
Document 026218
PREA Data Collection Activities, 2012
By Beck, Allen J.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Selected findings are provided from various data collection activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Data was collected from the National Former Prisoner Survey (NFPS), National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), National Inmate Survey (NIS), Survey of Sexual Violence (SSV), and the Clinical Indicators of Sexual Violence in Custody (CISVC).... Read More
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2012
Document 026014
National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Legal Policy (Washington, DC).
The goal of this final rule is to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in adult prisons and jails, lockups, community-based facilities, and juvenile facilities. It was created in response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). “In drafting the final rule, the Department balanced a number of competing considerations. In the current fiscal climate, governments at all levels face budgetary constraints. The Department has aimed to craft standards that will yield the maximum desired effec... Read More
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268 pages
2012
Document 026013
Sexual Victimization Reported by Former State Prisoners, 2008
By Beck, Allen J.; Johnson, Candace. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
This report presents “data on sexual victimization experienced by former state prisoners during their prior term of incarceration, including any time served in a local jail, state prison, or postrelease community-correctional facility.” Sections of this publication address: highlights; incidents of sexual victimization; type of coercion and physical injury; circumstances surrounding victimization; variations by sex of former inmates; variations by other individual-level characteristics; variatio... Read More
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52 pages
2012
Document 025930
Report on Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails
Review Panel on Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“This Report presents the findings of the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel) related to the hearings it held in Washington, DC, in the spring and fall of 2011. Based on the national survey that the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) published in August 2010, Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails, Reported by Inmates, 2008-09, the Panel’s hearings focused on the experiences of selected correctional institutions that had either a high or low prevalence of inmate sexual victimization. The Pa... Read More
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97 pages
2012
Document 026082
PREA Standards Comparison: Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails
Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
Differences in the evolving Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards from 2009 to 2012 are noted. The PREA Standard number and standard content for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) Standard (June 2009), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Draft Standard (February 2011) and the DOJ Final Standard (May 2012) are shown side by side with additional analysis (if provided).... Read More
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130 pages
2012
Document 026083
PREA Standards Comparison: Standards for Lock-Ups
Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
Differences in the evolving Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards from 2009 to 2012 are noted. The PREA Standard number and standard content for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) Standard (June 2009), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Draft Standard (February 2011) and the DOJ Final Standard (May 2012) are shown side by side with additional analysis (if provided).... Read More
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84 pages
2012
Document 026084
PREA Standards Comparison: Standards for Juvenile Justice Facilities
Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
Differences in the evolving Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards from 2009 to 2012 are noted. The PREA Standard number and standard content for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) Standard (June 2009), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Draft Standard (February 2011) and the DOJ Final Standard (May 2012) are shown side by side with additional analysis (if provided).... Read More
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113 pages
2012
Document 026085
PREA Standards Comparison: Standards for Community Corrections
Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
Differences in the evolving Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards from 2009 to 2012 are noted. The PREA Standard number and standard content for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) Standard (June 2009), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Draft Standard (February 2011) and the DOJ Final Standard (May 2012) are shown side by side with additional analysis (if provided).... Read More
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118 pages
2012
Document 026086
Webinar: PREA Readiness – Arlington County Detention Facility
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC); Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (Washington, DC).
"Sheriff Beth Arthur and Major David Kidwell, Director of Corrections, will discuss their long-standing commitment to preventing sexual assault at the Arlington County Detention Facility, provide guidance to other jails on strategies for preventing and responding to sexual assault, and share their agency's successes and lessons learned."... Read More
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Document 024657
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resources
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
This DVD contains NIC videos, DOJ proposed standards, an NIC e-course and dozens of documents to help you learn about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The disc includes:
  • the E-Course “Your Role: Responding to Sexual Abuse”
The following videos:
  • Facing Prison Rape: How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Affects You
  • Responding to Prisoner Rape: Assessing Your Agency's Response to Prison Sexual Assault
  • Keeping Our Kids Safe: PREA and Juvenile J... Read More
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2012
Document 027156
Out and Down: Incarceration and Psychiatric Disorders
By Schnittker, Jason; Massoglia, Michael; Uggen, Christopher. American Sociological Association (ASA) (Washington, DC).
The relationship between incarceration and the psychiatric disorders of inmates is examined. Sections following an abstract include: background—the total institution and the pains of imprisonment, confounding and the effects of incarceration, a conceptual model illustrating influences in the incarceration-psychiatric disorder relationship, psychiatric disorders and disability; data and methods using the NCS-R (National Comorbidity Survey Replication); statistically significant results for the as... Read More
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17 pages
2012
Document 027156
Out and Down: Incarceration and Psychiatric Disorders
By Schnittker, Jason; Massoglia, Michael; Uggen, Christopher. American Sociological Association (ASA) (Washington, DC).
The relationship between incarceration and the psychiatric disorders of inmates is examined. Sections following an abstract include: background—the total institution and the pains of imprisonment, confounding and the effects of incarceration, a conceptual model illustrating influences in the incarceration-psychiatric disorder relationship, psychiatric disorders and disability; data and methods using the NCS-R (National Comorbidity Survey Replication); statistically significant results for the as... Read More
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17 pages
2012
Document 027983
United States Department of Justice, Regulatory Impact Assessment for PREA Final Rule
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Legal Policy (Washington, DC).
“This Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) assesses, and monetizes to the extent feasible, the benefits of combating rape and sexual abuse in America’s prisons, jails, lockups, community confinement facilities (CCFs), and juvenile facilities, and the costs of full nationwide compliance with the Attorney General’s national standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). It also summarizes the comments relating to the costs and benefits of the standards that the Department received in respon... Read More
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185 pages
2012
Document 026674
Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States
American Civil Liberties Foundation (New York, NY); Human Rights Watch (New York, NY).
'This report describes the needless suffering and misery that solitary confinement frequently inflicts on young people; examines the justifications that state and prison officials offer for using solitary confinement; and offers alternatives to solitary confinement in the housing and management of adolescents' (p. 2). Sections in addition to a summary and highlights of key recommendations are: background'kids in an adult system; how solitary confinement harms youth; youth in solitary confinement... Read More
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147 pages
2012
Document 028166
Working with Women and Girls: Gender-Responsive Treatment Strategies in Corrections
By Buell, Maureen; Hansbro, Shelith; Molett, Erica; Burns, Stacey; Freese, Lisa; Guerra, Kati. National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) (New York, NY); Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center (New York, NY).
"Although women and girls in the criminal justice system account for a small percentage of the overall incarcerated population, that number is growing at an alarming rate. Presenters provide an overview of emerging research regarding what works for women and girls who have been involved in the criminal justice system. This session discusses how best practices for working with women and girls during incarceration and throughout the reentry continuum have taken shape."... Read More
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91 minutes
2012
Document 023679
Fifty State Survey of Mandatory Reporting Statutes
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington School of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Mandatory reporting state statutes regarding the sexual abuse of children are compiled and reported. Entries include (if provided) the following information: state; mandatory reporting statutes name; what has to be reported; relevant definitions; persons required to report; reporting procedures; and penalty for failure to report.... Read More
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368 p.
2011
Document 027987
Women’s Health in Prison: Action Guidance and Checklists to Review Current Policies and Practices
By van den Bergh, Brenda; Gatherer, Alex; Atabay, Tomris; Hariga, Fabienne. World Health Organization (WHO). Regional Office for Europe (Copenhagen, Denmark); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (Vienna, Austria).
“The [three] checklists in this document are an important tool in ensuring greater safety and better quality medical care for women in prison, and are designed to assist a review of current policies and practices relating to women’s health in prisons. They follow from the “Declaration on Women’s Health in Prison: Correcting Gender Inequity in Prison Health” and a background paper on women’s health in prison, published in April 2009 by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and ... Read More
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32 pages
2011
Document 027159
Performance Measurement and Evaluation: Definitions and Relationships
By Shipman, Stephanie. U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
“This glossary describes and explains the relationship between two common types of systematic program assessments: performance measures and program evaluations” (p. 1). Specific terms are organized into the following sections: types of performance assessment—performance measurement and program evaluation; relationship between performance measurement and program evaluation—different focus and different use; and types of program evaluation—process (or implementation) evaluation, outcome evaluation... Read More
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2 pages
2011
Document 027159
Performance Measurement and Evaluation: Definitions and Relationships
By Shipman, Stephanie. U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
“This glossary describes and explains the relationship between two common types of systematic program assessments: performance measures and program evaluations” (p. 1). Specific terms are organized into the following sections: types of performance assessment—performance measurement and program evaluation; relationship between performance measurement and program evaluation—different focus and different use; and types of program evaluation—process (or implementation) evaluation, outcome evaluation... Read More
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2 pages
2011
Document 027143
Exploring the Evidence: The Value of Juvenile Drug Courts
By van Wormer, Jacqueline; Lutze, Faith.
“This article will focus on the latest juvenile drug court research findings, and will remind courts about the importance of following “Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (16 Strategies in Practice)” and maintaining and maintaining a focus on strong and effective collaboration. New research shows that not only can juvenile drug courts be effective in reducing recidivism and substance use among adolescents, but also that following the model and strategies is critical to program success... Read More
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5 pages
2011
Document 027143
Exploring the Evidence: The Value of Juvenile Drug Courts
By van Wormer, Jacqueline; Lutze, Faith.
“This article will focus on the latest juvenile drug court research findings, and will remind courts about the importance of following “Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (16 Strategies in Practice)” and maintaining and maintaining a focus on strong and effective collaboration. New research shows that not only can juvenile drug courts be effective in reducing recidivism and substance use among adolescents, but also that following the model and strategies is critical to program success... Read More
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5 pages
2011
Document 025488
Preventing Violence and Sexual Assault in Jail: A Situational Crime Prevention Approach
By La Vigne, Nancy G.; Debus-Sherrill, Sara; Brazzell, Diana; Downey, P. Mitchell. Urban Institute. Justice Policy Institute (Washington, DC).
The prevention of sexual assault, physical violence, and self-harm or suicide are an important issue facing jail administrators. This brief explains how situation crime prevention can be used to address the perpetration of these violent acts. “Rather than changing the underlying motivation behind offending behavior … a situational crime prevention approach [is used] to change the environment and how it is managed, closing off opportunities for crime” (p. 1). Strategies described are the improvem... Read More
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4 pages
2011
Document 025975
Preventing & Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: A Policy Development Guide
By Abner, Carrie. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (Lexington, KY).
“The purpose of this guide is to provide useful information to administrators of tribal jails, lockups, juvenile detention, and other correctional facilities, about corrections-based sexual abuse, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, and their role in addressing this issue through the development of appropriate policies and procedures … The guide provides background information on the problem of corrections-based sexual assault, the impact of sexual abuse victimization on inmate behavior, and the wa... Read More
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76 pages
2011
Document 024848
Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2007–2008
By Beck, Allen J.; Guerino, Paul. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
“Examines 2007 and 2008 data from the Survey of Sexual Violence (SSV). Conducted since 2004, the SSV is an annual collection of official records on incidents of inmate-on-inmate and staff-on-inmate sexual victimization. This report presents counts of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported to correctional authorities in adult prisons, jails, and other adult correctional facilities. Appendix tables include counts of sexual ... Read More
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62 pages
2011
Document 025058
PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011
By Beck, Allen J.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Selected findings are provided from various data collection activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Data was collected from the National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), National Inmate Survey (NIS), Survey of Sexual Violence (SSV), Former Prisoner Survey (FPS), and the Clinical Indicators of Sexual Violence in Custody (CISVC).... Read More
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4 pages
2011
Document 025221
PREA in the Juvenile Justice System Resources
Oregon Youth Authority (Salem, OR); National PREA Resource Workgroup (Salem, OR).
What makes this webpage unique is its offering of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) material for the juvenile justice setting. Points of access include: publications; useful links; and training materials and samples from Oregon—training presentation, youth safety letters, surveys, youth safety tools and promos, and tracking tool. There are also links to news, discussions, and connections (related organizations nationwide).... Read More
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2011
Document 025261
Police & Law Enforcement Short-Term Holding Facilities & the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: Information and Assistance for Law Enforcement & Chiefs of Police
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Center for Innovative Public Policies (Naples, FL).
Agencies that operate short-term arrestee holding areas or lock-ups need to know about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). “PREA is applicable to lock-ups and short-term holding facilities operated by law enforcement agencies, regardless if arrestees stay an hour, or three days” (p.1). This webpage covers: what PREA is; how PREA impacts you; FAQs (frequently asked questions); PREA definitions; what should be done now; training guides (instructor guides, participant manuals, and PowerPoint sl... Read More
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6 pages
2011
Document 026297
Evaluation of a Situational Crime Prevention Approach in Three Jails: The Jail Sexual Assault Prevention Project
By La Vigne, Nancy G.; Debus-Sherrill, Sara; Brazzell, Diana; Downey, P. Mitchell. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
The application of violence reduction strategies based on situational crime prevention theory (SCP) in three jails is assessed. The impact and associated costs of interventions involving an officer tour system, a recording camera system, and a crisis intervention training program are evaluated. Each of the three case studies presents the following information—site description, data collection, selection and implementation of the intervention, analyses, findings from the preliminary research, sel... Read More
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331 pages
2011
Document 026659
Does Mental Health Screening Fulfill Its Promise?
By Williams, Valerie; Grisso, Thomas. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). Models for Change (Washington, DC).
The ability of a mental health screening tool, such as the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-2nd Version (MAYSI-2) to successfully assess a detained juvenile's mental state is examined. Sections comprising this brief are: background; mental health symptoms being common at detention intake; whether screening may ultimately lead to greater availability of services; disruptive incidents being the same before and after screening; whether screening scores could have helped staff anticipate dis... Read More
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4 pages
2010
Document 026650
What Is So Special About Male Adolescent Sexual Offending? A Review and Test of Explanations Through Meta-Analysis
By Seto, Michael C.; Lalumiere, Martin L..
'In the present quantitative review, we focus on the validity of special explanations of adolescent sexual offending that are testable by comparing adolescent sex offenders with other adolescent offenders 'We contrast offense-specific theories with the more parsimonious view that sexual offending is simply one of many manifestations of general antisocial tendencies (which we also refer to as the 'general delinquency explanation') and therefore can be explained with the same risk factors and proc... Read More
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50 pages
2010
Document 026672
Report on the Activities of the Institutional Corrections Research Network, 2007-2009
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) (Middletown, MD).
The National Institute of Corrections 'has incorporated outcome measures and performance standards into the work that they do across the country to determine if those activities were having an impact and benefiting the field ' One of the primary means by which NIC approached this work was through the development of the Institutional Corrections Research Network (ICRN) ' a group of correctional administrators and corrections researchers that meets annually to discuss research in the field of corr... Read More
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46 pages
2010
Document 027076
Curriculum: Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders: Facilitator’s Guide [Lesson Plans]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
“Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders is a 36-hour educational program that addresses the complex issues in investigations of staff on offender sexual abuse in correctional settings … The objectives of the training are to ensure that participants are able to: 1. Review the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and identify its impact on investigations of staff sexual misconduct with persons under correctional supervision; 2. Understand a comprehensive approach... Read More
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199 pages
2010
Document 027076
Curriculum: Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders: Facilitator’s Guide [Lesson Plans]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
“Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders is a 36-hour educational program that addresses the complex issues in investigations of staff on offender sexual abuse in correctional settings … The objectives of the training are to ensure that participants are able to: 1. Review the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and identify its impact on investigations of staff sexual misconduct with persons under correctional supervision; 2. Understand a comprehensive approach... Read More
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199 pages
2010
Document 025282
Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex People in Correctional Settings
National Center for Transgender Equality (Washington, DC); National Center for Lesbian Rights (San Francisco, CA); American Civil Liberties Union (New York, NY); Transgender Law Center (San Francisco, CA); Lambda Legal (New York, NY).
The “need for all four sets of standards [found in the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape] to account for the vulnerabilities of LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex] individuals in detention” is explained (p. 2). Sections of these comments include: LGBTI people in detention are particularly at risk of sexual abuse; support for specific standards; recommendations to enhance the standards; responses to questions in the ANPR (Advance Notice of Pro... Read More
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30 pages
2010
Document 026149
Curriculum: Addressing Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
“Addressing Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody is a 36 hour educational program that focuses on the complex issues of sexual abuse of youth in custody—both staff abuse of youth and youth abuse of other youth.” Participants will be able to: understand the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and identify its relevance to juvenile justice; identify components of adolescent development, sexuality and facility culture and understand their impact on sexual abuse of youth in custody; understand a ... Read More
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Document 024656
Detained and at Risk: Sexual Abuse and Harassment in United States Immigration Detention
By Rhoad, Meghan. Human Rights Watch (New York, NY).
Numerous known incidents and serious allegations of sexual abuse in United Stated Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities “point to an urgent need for investigation and for swift action to correct glaring gaps in policies, practice, and oversight” (p.1). These sections follow an executive summary: background; international and U.S. law and standards; known incidents and allegations; challenges in policy, implementation, and oversight; and recommendations.... Read More
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24 p.
2010
Document 024750
Report on Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Correctional Facilities
U.S. Dept of Justice. Review Panel on Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
This report, “the first of its kind that relied on data from juvenile offenders, surveyed the incidence of sexual victimization in the United States by facility” (p. iii). Sections following an executive summary include: background; National Prison Rape Reduction Commission and national standards; selection of juvenile justice facilities for the public hearing; institutions with the lowest prevalence of sexual victimization; institutions with the highest prevalence of sexual victimization; gener... Read More
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86 pages
2010
Document 024747
The Darkest Figure of Crime: Perceptions of Reasons for Male Inmates to Not Report Sexual Assault
By Miller, Kristine Levan.
The willingness of inmates to report a sexual assault is examined. Sections following an abstract include: reporting issues in the community; reporting issues in prison; review of prior literature; data and methods; results regarding reasons for not reporting sexual assault—the top three being embarrassment, retaliation from other inmates, and fear of harassment and continued victimization from other inmates; discussion—embarrassment, fear of harassment, retaliation from perpetrator, personal ma... Read More
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21 pages
2010
Document 024294
Hearing on: Keeping Youth Safe While in Custody—Sexual Assault in Adult and Juvenile Facilities
U.S. Congress. House of Representatives. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security (Washington, DC).
This website provides access to the video webcast and witness testimonies for the hearing “Keeping Youth Safe While in Custody.”... Read More
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1 p.
2010
Document 024179
Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Report by Youth, 2008-09
By Beck, Allen J.; Harrison, Paige M.; Guerino, Paul. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
“The report provides national-level and facility-level estimates of sexual victimization by type of activity, including youth-on-youth sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and level of coercion. It also includes an analysis of the experience of sexual victimization, characteristics of youth most at risk to victimization, where the incidents occur, time of day, characteristics of perpetrators, and nature of the injuries.” Of the survey respondents (91% male and 9% female), 10.3% had an incide... Read More
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49 p.
2010
Document 024438
Survivor Testimony
Just Detention International (Los Angeles, CA).
The experiences of people who have been sexually assaulted in correctional facilities are recounted here. This website can be very helpful in showing the victim's side of the crime to perpetrators or the general public in the event no victims are willing or able to relate their tales. It gives a human face to the devastation caused by prison rape.... Read More
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1 p.
2010
Document 024467
Review Panel on Prison Rape
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Review Panel on Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
People needing information about prison rape should refer to this website. Points of entry are: panel members; resources; hearings; transcripts and testimony; and contact information.... Read More
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1 p.
2010
Document 024580
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Cost Impact Analysis: Final Report [Executive Summary]
Booz Allen Hamilton (McLean, VA).
“This document is the final report of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Cost Impact Analysis, an effort to assist the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in the review of the standards published by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) on June 23, 2009. This document assesses the costs specific to each standard, assesses variations within the cost estimates, and addresses a comprehensive view of implementation and compliance on a national level. It covers five sectors of co... Read More
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414 p.
2010
Document 024644
Sexual Assault in Jail and Juvenile Facilities: Promising Practices for Prevention and Response: Final Report
By English, Kim; Heil, Peggy; Dumond, Robert. Colorado Division of Criminal Justice. Office of Research and Statistics (Denver, CO).
This is essential reading for anyone tasked with eradicating the sexual assault of incarcerated individuals. Eleven promising practices are described: leaders who promote values; officials who seek better ways of managing the inmate population; open communication; recruitment and hiring of well rounded individuals, mentoring, and succession planning; staff training; direct supervision; effective programs and services; an objective classification system; a comprehensive and independent investiga... Read More
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356 p.
2010
Document 024652
Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-09
By Beck, Allen J.; Harrison, Paige M.; Berzofsky, Marcus; Caspar, Rachel; Krebs, Christopher. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC). U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC); RTI International (Research Triangle Park, NC).
Results from the second National Inmate Survey (NIS-2) documenting inmate sexual assault are presented. The NIS-2 “is part of the National Prison Rape Statistics Program, which collects administrative records of reported sexual violence, and allegations of sexual victimization directly from victims, through surveys of adult inmates in prisons and jails and surveys of youth held in juvenile correctional facilities” (p.6). Sections of this report include highlights; incidents of sexual victimizati... Read More
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91 p.
2009
Document 023697
Sexual Violence in Women's Prisons and Jails: Results From Focus Group Interviews
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
Results from focus group interviews of correctional personnel from 2 women's facilities (one jail and one prison) are reported. Observations are presented according to the following areas: summary of findings; staff perspectives on sexual assault in women's correctional facilities; knowledge about sexual assault; inmate reports of sexual violence; role of previous violence and institutional behavior; characteristics of vulnerable and predatory female inmates; staff sexual misconduct -- conseque... Read More
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20 p.
2009
Document 023878
Large Jail Network Meeting, March 29-31. 2009, Aurora, Colorado
By Clem, Constance. Clem Information Strategies (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
Contents of these proceedings are: introduction; meeting take-aways in brief; illegal alien programs; proactive discipline, part 2; PREA update; intersex and transgender issues; Legal Issues in Jails--2009; open forum; announcements; LJN business; final meeting agenda; participant list; and index of past LJN meeting topics.... Read More
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61 p.
2009
Document 023828
Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Covering the calendar year 2007, this fifth annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislative mandate and research awards and activities; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) -- legislative mandate, expert pa... Read More
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43 p.
2009
Document 024078
Labor and Employment Law: Tools for Prevention, Investigation and Discipline of Staff Sexual Misconduct in Custodial Settings
By Carle, Susan D.; Tuznik, Kathy; Brand, Aaron; Smith, Brenda V., ed.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
"In light of PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act], as well as the development of a growing body of other law aimed at eliminating sexual abuse of persons in custody, the NIC/WCL Project has prepares this publication addressing human resources concerns related to preventing staff sexual misconduct in custodial settings” (p. 1). Sections comprising this report are: introduction; prevention—hiring, on-the-job prevention policies, specific policies in the public employment context, and implementing pr... Read More
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38 p.
2009
Document 024181
Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Staff Sexual Abuse of Individuals under Custodial Supervision
By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jaime M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This publication provides an overview of “criminal laws explicitly prohibiting staff sexual interactions with adults and youth under correctional supervision...and examines trends in their enactment and amendment” (p. 1). Eight chapters are contained: an introduction to staff sexual misconduct—definitions; state criminal laws coverage of agencies and personnel; state criminal laws—prohibited contact; state criminal laws—defenses to staff sexual misconduct; state criminal laws—criminal penalties;... Read More
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56 p.
2009
Document 026015
State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Community Corrections Supervision
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals under community corrections supervision.... Read More
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1 page
2009
Document 026016
State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in custody.... Read More
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1 page
2009
Document 026017
State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Lock-Ups
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in lock-ups.... Read More
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1 page
2009
Document 026018
State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Jails
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This map shows those states that do or do not have laws prohibiting the sexual abuse of individuals in jails.... Read More
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1 page
2009
Document 026019
State Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals Under Correctional Supervision: Consent as a Defense
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washigton, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This map shows those states that do or do not have laws addressing the issue of consent in a relationship between staff and inmates.... Read More
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1 page
2008
Document 023530
Gendered Violence and Safety: A Contextual Approach to Improving Security in Women's Facilities
By Owen, Barbara; Wells, James; Pollock, Joycelyn; Muscat, Bernadette; Torres, Stephanie. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
"In response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), this project . . . examined the context and correlates of both violence and safety in correctional facilities for women" (p. 1). This report is divided into three parts after an abstract and executive summary: Part I, entitled "Gendered Violence and Safety: Improving Security in Women's Facilities," contains the chapters introduction, literature review, gendered violence in women's prisons and jails, and policy implications and re... Read More
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441 p.
2007
Document 022893
Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Covering the calendar year 2006, this fourth annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislative mandate, research awards and activities, and PREA research reports; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) -- legis... Read More
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45 p.
2007
Document 022444
Investigating Sexual Assaults in Correctional Facilities
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
Problems with the investigation of sexual assaults (inmate on inmate sexual assault and staff sexual misconduct) in correctional facilities are discussed. Sections following an executive summary are: inmate-related issues in investigating sexual violence; staff barriers to investigations; investigating staff sexual misconduct; additional issues affecting investigations; outside factors; and conclusion.... Read More
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20 p.
2007
Document 023635
PREA Statewide Probation and Parole Direction
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
"This paper is the initial product of the work group [of six state directors of probation and parole] and summarizes its deliberations and findings" (p. 3). Sections of this document include: background; preamble; what PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) is and what it requires; what PREA requires of community corrections agencies and when; suggested practices in community corrections -- key points of discussion (i.e., systemic approach, law, policy, training, operational considerations, investi... Read More
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27 p.
2006
Document 026356
Meeting the Needs of Prison Rape Victims: A Technical Assistance Guide for Sexual Assault Counselors and Advocates
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) (Enola, PA).
This is not really a technical assistance guide as the title suggests. It is a great introduction to the issues surrounding prison rape written for those counseling sexual assault victims or those who advocate for those victims. Sections of this publication include: introduction; the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA); inmates as victims; ethical dilemmas—working with a victim who is also an offender (basic human rights, ethical decision-making, working with a victim who is also a sexual assault... Read More
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24 pages
2006
Document 022675
Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Covering the calendar year 2005, this third annual report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs (i.e., the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance) and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -- legislativ... Read More
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42 p.
2006
Document 021619
Trends from Focus Group Interviews
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
Findings from focus group interviews of correctional personnel are reported. Observations are presented according to the following topics: staff perspectives on sexual violence policy; changing attitudes; inmate culture; causes and conditions of sexual violence; indicators of assault; characteristics of potential inmate victims and predators; places of sexual assault; staff responding to sexual assault; staff and inmate training; women's facilities; jails; investigations; prosecution; community... Read More
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24 p.
2006
Document 021711
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - July 2006
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; "Open Forum: Hot Topics for Discussion"; "Understanding Culture: The Root of It All" by Carol Flaherty-Zonis; "NIC Information Center Briefing" by Sandy Schilling and Josh Stengel; "Analyzing Our culture to Improve Our Jail" by Mark Foxall; "Changing the Jail's Organizational Culture" by Robert Green; "Planning for Catastrophes and Other Emergencies" by Jeffrey Schwartz; "Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and Jails" by Larry Solomon; "Cr... Read More
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64 p.
2006
Document 021504
Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth in Custody [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Incidents of sexual abuse of juveniles in custody are reported at a rate 10 times higher than the rate in adult corrections. This 3-hour program, originally broadcast June 28, 2006, addresses this serious issue and introduces administrators, managers, advocates, and practitioners working with juvenile offenders to the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. At the end of this broadcast, participants will have a strong grasp of: requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination ... Read More

2 DVDs (162 min.)
2006
Document 021984
Correctional Internal Affairs Investigators Job Analysis
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A job profile for an Internal Affairs Investigator in state operated adult correctional facilities is provided. This report contains these sections: executive summary; introduction; overview of the DACUM job analysis; DACUM job analysis results for Correctional Internal Affairs Investigators; top training tasks for new and veteran Internal Affairs Investigators in the Kentucky Department of Corrections; comparing Correctional Investigator training needs with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PRE... Read More
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40 p.
2006
Document 022009
The Culture of Prison Sexual Violence
By Fleisher, Mark S.; Krienert, Jessie L.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Results from a national, "socio-cultural study of prison sexual violence in men's and women's high-security prisons across the United States" are provided. Five chapters follow an executive summary: historical perspectives on prison culture and sexual violence research; research design and methodology; social-cultural and verbal dynamics of sexual violence; the culture of sexual victimization; and management of prison sexual violence. A lexicon of the culture of prison sex is also included. The... Read More
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332 p.
2006
Document 021123
Keeping Our Kids Safe: The Prison Rape Elimination Act and Juvenile Justice: A Guide for Juvenile Justice Administrators
The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This program provides an introduction to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for those individuals who work with youth in the juvenile justice system. The video covers locations of assault, consequences, approaches, statistics, prevention and reduction, youth issues, prosecution, outcomes, and action points. The companion CD includes: letter from the Director of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC); facilitator’s guide for “Keeping Our Kids Safe”; “Keeping Our Kids Safe” video; and ... Read More

1 DVD (23 min.) + 1 CD
2006
Document 021512
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): Considerations for Policy Review
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
A policy review guide designed to assist in drafting PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) policies for review by the National Institute of Corrections is provided. Sections of this document are: purpose; questions to consider -- policy organization, definitions, zero tolerance, staff/offender duty to report, prevention, and investigations (e.g., general, selection and training of investigators, protocols, and aftermath); and list of resources.... Read More
PDF
14 p.
2006
Document 021279
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - January 2006
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; Report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics by Allen Beck; Discussion: PREA in Local Jails; Statistical Analysis: Crowding, Life Safety, and Managing Staff by Patrick Jablonski and Scott Bradsteet; Succession Planning: Executives and Middle Management by Gordon Bass, Dennis Williams, and Richard Geaither; Is There a Proper Place for Tasers in the Use of Force Continuum? by John Clark, William Collins, and Don Leach; Discussion: Use of Taser... Read More
PDF
68 p.
2006
Document 021455
Prison Rape Elimination Act and Local Jails: The Facts
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
This brochure explains the impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) on jails. Topics discussed include: what PREA is; how PREA applies to jails; what jails need to be doing; and answers to frequently asked questions.... Read More
PDF
8 p.
2006
Document 021452
Recognizing and Addressing Sexual Abuse, Assault Prevention and Intervention Issues In Your Juvenile Justice Setting: A Companion Workshop to the Overview of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) [Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
This Overview Workshop covers PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) in juvenile justice settings. Participants will be able to: recognize signs and symptoms of potential sexual abuse and assault in juveniles under their care; articulate the "dos" and "don'ts" related to working with juvenile victims of sexual abuse and assault; and analyze a scenario and decide upon an effective and appropriate course of action related to recognizing and addressing sexual abuse, assault, prevention, and interventi... Read More
PDF
56 p.
2006
Document 022970
Report to the Congress of the United States on the Activities of the Department of Justice in Relation to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (Public Law 108-79)
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Covering the period from October to December 2004, this second report to Congress summarizes the activities of the Office of Justice Programs (i.e., the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance) and the National Institute of Corrections to curtail prison rape. In addition to an introduction and background, this report reviews activities and accomplishments for the: Office of Justice Programs (OJP); National Institute of Justice (NIJ) -... Read More
PDF
38 p.
2006
Document 023543
An End to Silence: Addressing Prison Rape
NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (WCL) (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Information regarding the prevention of prison rape, be it offender on offender rape or staff sexual misconduct with offenders, is available at this website. Points of entry are: the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA); legal responses to prison rape; for correctional employees; for offenders; working with youth in custody; training; policies and procedures; resources (i.e., government reports, publications for legal and correctional professionals, advocacy group reports, law reviews and... Read More
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1 p.
2005
Document 021569
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Summary of Responses from Juvenile Focus Group on Staff Sexual Misconduct and Youth on Youth Sexual Assault
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Responses to thirteen questions regarding curriculum related to staff sexual misconduct with youth and youth on youth sexual assault are provided. "The objectives of the focus groups included: (1) to gather data that will inform NIC [National Institute of Corrections] in how to best develop a juvenile oriented curriculum on staff sexual misconduct; (2) to gather data that will guide NIC in identifying the major staff sexual misconduct related issues in juvenile corrections, including what stakeh... Read More
PDF
24 p.
2005
Document 020508
Summary Report: Regional Workshops
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
Feedback from four executive level regional workshops regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is reported. Extended responses from groups of executive-level administrators and policy makers representing community corrections, prisons, jails, and juvenile justice follow an executive summary. Comments are organized according to the four roundtable groups mentioned above on following themes: critical issues currently faced in the successful implementation of PREA; barriers and obstacles w... Read More
PDF
27 p.
2005
Document 021247
Presentations Given at the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency: Prison Rape Elimination Act Training
By Smith, Brenda V.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
Materials for use in training about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) can be found at this website. Four items available here in PowerPoint and PDF formats are: The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003; PREA -- Implications for Community Corrections; Legal Issues in Addressing Prison Rape in Community Corrections; and State Law Maps.... Read More
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84 p.
2004
Document 019803
Bibliography on Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO) Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
A list of 19 items that provide information about staff sexual misconduct is presented.... Read More
PDF
2 p.
2004
Document 020157
A Town Hall Meeting - Addressing the Prison Rape Elimination Act [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
This 2-hour program in a town hall format was broadcast live from the American Correctional Association's Winter Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on January 10, 2005. The discussion panel includes various leaders working in and with corrections and criminal justice professionals. The intent of the broadcast is to provide education and up-to-date information on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to the field of corrections. Discussion topics include the following: issues of misconduct that init... Read More

1 DVD (120 min.)
2004
Document 020229
Annual Report to Congress: National Institute of Corrections: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Public Law 108-79
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Presents a report that "fulfills the requirement in section 5(b) of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to submit an annual report to Congress and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, summarizing the activities of the Department of Justice regarding prison rape abatement for the preceding year" (p. 3). This report is divided into two parts: introduction; and activities and accomplishments by five U.S. Department of Justice age... Read More
PDF
34 p.
2002
Document 018794
Inmate Sexual Assault: An Overview of Selected Print and Electronic Resources
By Linke, Larry. LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO).
An overview of research and information sources dealing with prison rape is presented. Created in response to increased interest generated by the "Prison Rape Reduction Act of 2002," this document provides a background to the Act and summaries of research on prison sex and assaults. Also included is a copy of the Act (Senate Bill 2619). ... Read More
PDF
40 p.
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