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DOJ Releases Proposed Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards for Public Comment

February 11, 2011

On February 3, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published the proposed, "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape," in the Federal Register. These guidelines are based on draft sexual assault prevention standards issued by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) in 2009. The Attorney General has modified the Commission's proposed standards and issued this draft final rule that incorporates feedback received last year in response to the Department's call for comment. These proposed standards include guidelines for adult prisons/jails, lockups, juvenile facilities, and community confinement facilities.

DOJ requests comments on the proposed final rule. These comments must be submitted by April 4, 2011.

Resources:

Read the proposed National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DOJ-OAG-2011-0002-0001.

Submit a comment online at http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=DOJ-OAG-2011-0002-0001.

 

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