Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Prison Rape Elimination Act applies to females, too

Movies and TV have painted a grim story of male inmates being raped.  What many citizens aren't noticing, however, are female inmates.  Passed in 2003 and signed into law by Pres. G.W. Bush, PREA is making major changes in how prisons and staff are held accountable for rape.  Prison advocates are hoping that the 8-member commission will require cameras in all areas--including closets--to keep the record straight.  No guard wants a false accusation;  no inmate should be fearing the staff or other inmates.  The more scrutiny in PREA, the better all parties will be.       


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