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The Slow Movement to End Prison Sexual Crime

By Maurice Chammah

The Marshall Project

In 2003, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act, now usually known as PREA. It was intended to make experiences like his far less likely. 776 more words

LAW

Montana State Prison Has One Of The Highest Rates Of Rapes And Sexual Assaults Nationwide

According to the Great Falls Tribune,  by Matt Volz:

A nationwide survey of prisoners found Montana State Prison has one of the highest rates… 734 more words

Montana Department Of Corrections

Prison Rape as an LGBTQ Issue

When most people think of the key LGBTQ rights issues of our time, they think of marriage equality, hate crimes, employment and housing discrimination, bullying in schools, and inclusion in the armed forces. 711 more words

Transgender

A look at the problem of rape in US prisons

(AP) Inmate advocates worry that a proposal to reduce the financial penalties for states that don’t comply with a 2003 federal law aimed at eliminating rape behind bars will severely damage it. 584 more words

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Inmate advocates worry about prison-rape law's fate

When Jan Lastocy was repeatedly raped by a Michigan state prison guard, she felt she’d become invisible. There was no rape crisis center hotline. She’d been warned that inmates were never believed over guards. 993 more words

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Concerns rise over US anti-prison rape law's fate

When Congress passed a law in 2003 aimed at ending sexual assault in U.S. prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers, survivors like Jan Lastocy were hopeful that it would help solve the long-ignored problem. 879 more words

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