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.
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
Thanks you to Sally J. Laskey, Director of Special Projects, for the heads up!