Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.


  • AJ+ December 23, 2016

    Watch AJ+ video on JDI’s annual card-writing event

    In December, JDI volunteers and staff gathered to write holiday messages for prisoner rape survivors. AJ+ produced a short video of the event.

  • New York Post December 19, 2016

    New York Post Covers Words of Hope campaign

    Read the Post's story on JDI's 2016 Words of Hope campaign. This year, we delivered more than 13,000 holiday cards — a record total — to incarcerated survivors nationwide.

  • The Concourse December 7, 2016

    Send A Holiday Card To A Prison Rape Survivor

    Writing in Deadspin, Hamilton Nolan urges people to get involved in Words of Hope, and shares quotes from incarcerated survivors about what it means to receive a few kind words.

  • Penal Reform International (PRI) November 9, 2016

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act and Beyond

    In a blog post for PRI, JDI staff share what the organization is doing to combat sexual abuse in detention in the U.S. and globally.

  • Prison Legal News September 2, 2016

    A Victory in the Fight to Stop Prisoner Rape

    Read about how JDI fought for — and finally won — a federal rule change that will help give prisoner rape survivors greater access to lifesaving counseling services.