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


  • Just Detention International February 24, 2021

    JDI Remembers Survivor Advocate Joe Booth

    We are devastated by the passing of Michael Joseph Booth, JDI Survivor Council member and one of the most powerful advocates in our movement to end prisoner rape.

  • End Violence Against Women International February 5, 2021

    Virtual Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Trauma and Resilience

    At the upcoming End Violence Against Women International virtual conference, JDI's Vanessa Sapien will be speaking at a workshop on building partnerships to support survivors of sexual abuse in detention. Register today!

  • Just Detention International January 31, 2021

    The Power of Your Compassion

    Over the holidays, you wrote thousands of compassionate Words of Hope messages to incarcerated survivors. Since then, we have received scores of thank you letters from survivors, with more arriving every day.

  • Freedom Network USA January 26, 2021

    Trafficking and PREA: Strengthening Services for Incarcerated Survivors

    Register today for an interactive workshop on the links between human trafficking in detention facilities and in the community. Guest speakers include Deborah Pembrook of the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, JDI's Cynthia Totten, and a survivor of trafficking.

  • The Intercept January 19, 2021

    Federal Prison Took Nine Months to Investigate Reality Winner’s Abuse Claim

    In this article for The Intercept about Reality Winner, JDI National Advocacy Director Julie Abbate comments on the importance of gender-responsiveness and building a culture of reporting behind bars.