Tuesday, May 22, 2012

An Overdue Step in Protecting Detained Immigrants From Rape and Sexual Assault, But More Work Remains

Nearly 10 years ago, Congress passed, in a bipartisan vote, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). This was the first legislation to call for a zero-tolerance approach to sexual assault and rape in any kind of confinement throughout the United States. Immigration detention and juvenile custody were expressly included in the recommendations that were subsequently issued by the Prison Rape Elimination Commission.

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