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American University - Washington College of Law - Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington DC)

  • Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders Curriculum: Instructor's Guide [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]

    Complex issues surrounding staff sexual misconduct are addressed during this 36-hour training program.

  • Cross-gender Searches: A Case Law Survey

    “Inmates and detainees retain a limited privacy right when detained in correctional settings, particularly in the context of cross-gender searches.

  • Sexual Abuse in Custody: A Case Law Survey

    “Under certain circumstances correctional officers and their supervisors can be subject to civil liability for sexual abuse of inmates and detainee

  • Anti-Fraternization Policies and their Utility in Preventing Staff Sexual Abuse in Custody

    “Many custodial facilities have implemented anti-fraternization policies that regulate contact between staff and inmates.

  • Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Custody: Using Existing State Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Improve Disclosure of Sexual Violence in Correctional Settings

    “This publication provides an introduction to mandatory reporting laws, and how these laws can help corrections officials respond to sexual abuse i

  • The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003: The Impact of National PREA Standards on Community Corrections

    Wondering how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) impacts the management of offenders in the community? Then this is the resource for you.

  • An End to Silence: Inmate's Handbook on Identifying and Addressing Sexual Abuse

    "Though many correctional agencies have taken steps to comply with PREA standards and create safer environments for individuals in their care, inma

  • Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings, 2nd Edition

    "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 o