Senate Committee Authorization Could Impact PREA Penalties

Several pieces of correctional legislation received support from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 18.

DHS Finalizes Prison Rape Regulation Standards

The Department of Homeland Security has finalized comprehensive Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards to detect, prevent, reduce and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS immigration facilities.

States Alter System to Comply With Youthful Inmate Standard

By Audrey Arthur
Massachusetts and Illinois are altering their juvenile justice and adult corrections departments in order to comply with the Youthful Inmate Standard of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Inmate Sexual Victimization Report Released

By Audrey Arthur
Results from the Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of the nation’s correctional facilities find that 4 percent of state and federal prison inmates report being sexually victimized by other inmates or correctional staff. Approximately 3.2 percent of inmates in local jails reported one or more incidents of sexual victimization.