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Hearings on Sexual Victimization in Certain U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Juvenile Correctional Facilities

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 adult detention agencies ... The hearings have always been very important to the field, not just because of the witnesses who will testify, but we use that information to help understand more about the processes that agencies use to abate the problem of sexual misconduct in correctional institutions throughout the United States.

We recognize also that a lot of work has gone into making sure that agencies have the tools to abate the problem. The prison rape statute now is going on eleven-years old. A lot has taken place. The PREA Commission has performed its work. They should be proud that the standards are now duly in place; and that actual hearings or actual audits are taking place on the now promulgated standards.”