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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • JDI Campaigns June 26, 2019

    Nightmare at the border

    In detention facilities along the border, children are living a nightmare. Horrifyingly, recent accounts from these facilities are only the tip of the iceberg.


    Hawaii has a prisoner rape problem. Here’s how to stop it.

    In a new op-ed, JDI Executive Director Lovisa Stannow writes about the problem of prisoner rape in Hawaii — and shines a light on Senator Brian Schatz, who is a leader in the effort to make U.S. prisons safe.