Last year, the prison failed to report 98 percent of sexual abuse complaints.
As May came to an end there was a buzz of hope and progress amongst the transgender prisoner population at FCI Petersburg, a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia.
The letter also asks that members' offices be immediately provided details in writing about when the interim rule will be
"ICE remains committed to ensuring all individuals in our custody are held and treated in a safe, secure and humane manner
Deputy Attorney General James Cole said on Wednesday that the 85 percent overall compliance rate left him "very encouraged
Prisoner rape is devastating; It is also preventable. This crisis will only end if corrections agencies across the country take full responsibility for the safety of their detainees. The May 15 PREA certification process is an important moment for governors to declare their commitment.
The American Civil Liberties Union obtained documents in 2011 finding that more than 180 sexual abuse complaints in immigrant
Mara Keisling: NCTE believes in this work because it affects our community so directly. The National Transgender Discrimination
An Overdue Step in Protecting Detained Immigrants From Rape and Sexual Assault, But More Work Remains
That the Obama administration has articulated in no uncertain terms that the Prison Rape Elimination Act should apply to all confinement is a huge victory for the countless detained individuals around the country.
"These regulations will build upon the substantial improvements we have made to agency policy and procedures to prevent, detect