Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.
New York Daily News March 14, 2023
Move to ban paper mail on Rikers is wrong
In an op-ed for the New York Daily News, JDI Executive Director Linda McFarlane spells out why the mail is vital for incarcerated people and their families — and calls on the city’s Board of Corrections to protect it.
Just Detention International March 9, 2023
Upcoming Webinar for Corrections Officials and Rape Crisis Advocates
Register for JDI's upcoming webinar highlighting the successful partnership between the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, NM (MDC) and the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (NMCSAP).
Oregon Public Broadcasting February 22, 2023
Not all sexual abuse allegations against Oregon prison nurse made it to local prosecutors
Julie Abbate, JDI's National Advocacy Director, commented on the widespread sexual abuse at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for a story that aired on Oregon Public Radio.
NPR February 5, 2023
Assault by prison workers often goes unpunished, study finds
JDI Executive Director Linda McFarlane appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition to discuss the failure to hold corrections staff accountable for sexual abuse.
JDI Press Release January 31, 2023
New Federal Report Reveals Culture of Impunity in Prisons and Jails
Corrections staff who commit sexual abuse rarely face legal consequences, according to a study released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.