skip navigation

CrimeSolutions.gov

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 
  NCJ Number: NCJ 239958     Find in a Library
  Title: National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape-Draft 2009
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
  Date Published: 02/2011
  Page Count: 55
  Annotation: This publication examines the proposed rulemaking for national standards to prevent, detect, and respond to prison rape.
  Abstract: This is a U.S. Department of Justice notice of proposed rulemaking for National Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), 42 U.S.C. 15601 et seq., requires the Attorney General to promulgate regulations that adopt national standards for the detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape. PREA established the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission to carry out a comprehensive legal and factual study of the penological, physical, mental, medical, social, and economic impacts of prison rape in the United States, as well as to recommend national standards to the Attorney General and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Commission released its recommended national standards in a report dated June 23, 2009, and subsequently disbanded, pursuant to the statute. The Commission set forth 4 sets of recommended national standards for eliminating prison rape and other forms of sexual abuse. The Commission recommended that its standards apply to Federal, State, and local correctional and detention facilities (excluding facilities operated by the Department of Defense and the Bureau of Indian Affairs). In addition to the standards themselves, the Commission prepared assessment checklists, designed as tools, to provide agencies and facilities with examples of how to meet the standards’ requirements; glossaries of key terms; and discussion sections providing explanations for the rationale of the standards and, in some cases, guidance for achieving compliance.
  Main Term(s): Federal regulations ; Federal legislation
  Index Term(s): Attorney General ; Crime prevention measures ; Victimization in prisons ; Prisoner sexual assault ; Criminal justice standards
  Sale Source: National PREA Resource Ctr
United States of America
  Type: Legislation/Policy Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 23, February 3, 2011
   
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:
https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=262031

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.