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Survey of Sexual Violence in Adult Correctional Facilities, 2009–11 - Statistical Tables

Collection of official records on allegations and substantiated incidents of inmate-on-inmate and staff-on-inmate sexual victimization in correctional facilities in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Sexual Victimization Reported By Adult Correctional Authorities, 2009–11

This report presents “counts of nonconsensual sexual acts, abusive sexual contacts, staff sexual misconduct, and staff sexual harassment reported to correctional authorities in adult prisons, jails, and other adult correctional facilities in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Through Their Eyes: How Prisoners Make Sense of Their Incarceration

This framework looks at how the lived experience of punishment differs from the punishment conceived by lawmaker.

Staff Perceptions

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is a national data-driven improvement model grounded in research that holds juvenile residential facilities to the highest standards of operations, programs and services.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intent of Jail Staff Throughout the United States

This article why the majority of line-level jail officers like their jobs and are not going to quit.

PREA Audit Resources

This feature of the PRC’s website seeks to support confinement facility and agency efforts toward PREA compliance by providing detailed information about the audit instrument, the audit process, and auditor certification.

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

This publication introduces mandatory reporting laws, and how these laws can help in responding to sexual abuse in custodial settings.

PREA Data Collection Activities, 2013

Activities of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) related to prison rape during the 2012 calendar year are documented.

Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012

This report provides state- and national-level estimates of juvenile sexual victimization by type of activity, including estimates of youth-on-youth nonconsensual sexual contact, staff sexual misconduct, and level of coercion.

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

To combat the problems that sexual and familial relationships between inmates and correctional workers can raise correctional authorities have created and implemented anti-fraternization policies to regulate relations between correctional staff and inmates.


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