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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 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.”

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“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 Panel’s goal in issuing this Report is to assist correctional practitioners by identifying common themes and making recommendations for further research that will lead to effective practices that prevent sexual victimization in prisons and jails” (p. 1). Sections contained in this report are: overview; review of facilities—low-incidence, high-incidence, common themes, and topics for further study for prions and for jails; and conclusion.

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