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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 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).
Superseded by NIC accession no. 031373. “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 ... Read More
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79 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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