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2014
Document 029707
An End to Silence: Inmate's Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Abuse|3rd Edition
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
"Though many correctional agencies have taken steps to comply with PREA standards and create safer environments for individuals in their care, inmates in custody still face sexual abuse and harassment by staff or other inmates. Staff and inmates still report problems identifying those at risk of sexual abuse, reporting sexual abuse, and holding those responsible for sexual abuse accountable. This publication is a tool for educating inmates about legal and other mechanisms, including the Prison R... Read More
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75 pages
2014
Document 031373
Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings, 2nd Edition
By Smith, Brenda V.; Yarussi, Jaime M.. NIC-13CS17GKN9; 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) .
"In the first edition of this guide, we aimed to reach out to correctional agencies in order to help them identify, address, and respond to abuse of LGBTI individuals through agency policies and procedures. We hoped to deepen the dialogue between staff and administrators as well as community leaders and criminal justice advocates about strategies to eliminate abuse of LGBTI individuals in custody. The second edition of this guide provides updated key information to correctional agencies about PR... Read More

96 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Superseded by NIC accession no. 031373.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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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 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 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
2012
Document 027278
Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Using Existing State Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Improve Disclosure of Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings
By Smith, Brenda V.; Ponds, Loren; Loomis, Melissa . National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). American University. Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
“This publication provides an introduction to mandatory reporting laws, and how these laws can help corrections officials respond to sexual abuse in custodial settings, both offender-on-offender and staff sexual misconduct. The importance of mandatory reporting laws cannot be overstated, given recent scandals involving the abuse of vulnerable populations, including youth. This publication provides insight into the utility of mandatory reporting laws, in light of the enactment of the Prison Rape... Read More
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34 pages
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