The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) calls on the Attorney General to implement national standards for the prevention, detection, response and monitoring of sexual abuse in US detention facilities. CALCASA is a founding member of the Raising the Bar for Justice and Safety Coalition that calls for swift adoption of these national standards.
CALCASA continues to work with partners such as Just Detention International to address the issues of rape in prisons and other detention facilities. Lovisa Stannow, Executive Director of Just Detention International, wrote an informative blog in the  Huffington Post about the delay in adopting these standards.
Just Detention International will host several sessions at the National Sexual Assault Conference held in Los Angeles on September 1-3, 2010.  This is a good opportunity to learn more about efforts to prevent rape in detention facilities.