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


  • GroundUp August 30, 2019

    Incarcerated women tell NGO they are desperate for help

    In a new op-ed, Just Detention International-South Africa (JDI-SA) calls for a deeper understanding of, and a better response to, the needs of incarcerated women in South Africa.

  • JDI Campaigns August 9, 2019

    The fight for stronger oversight

    In a crucial victory for JDI, bad prison auditors are being decertified for cause. This means that they cannot ever again evaluate a prison or jail’s efforts to protect inmates from sexual abuse.

  • Houston Chronicle August 21, 2019

    Border Patrol is failing to keep the children it detains safe

    In an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, JDI Executive Director Lovisa Stannow argues that if the government cannot protect migrant children who are in custody, then it must let them go.

  • The Kansas City Star July 23, 2019

    He’s charged with sex crimes. His defense: the alleged touching was not consensual.

    JDI staff offer commentary on the absurd defense made by an abusive former staff member at a Kansas prison.

  • The Eusebius McKaiser Show July 19, 2019

    A survivor tells his story

    Survivor Isak Sass is a leading voice in the fight to end prisoner rape in South Africa. In this podcast interview, Isak is joined by JDI-SA co-directors Sasha Gear and Prince Nare to talk about the effort to ensure the dignity of people in detention.