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


  • Rocket-Miner February 9, 2019

    Praying for Healing, Working for Change

    In a profile for a local Wyoming paper, Nathan Jones talks about his healing after being sexually assaulted behind bars, and his commitment to helping other survivors.

  • JDI Campaigns January 11, 2019

    Your Words Made a Difference

    Over the holidays, JDI delivered thousands of Words of Hope messages to prisoner rape survivors across the country. Here are some heartwarming responses from survivors who wrote us back.

  • JDI Video January 3, 2019

    Leadership and Culture Change in Prison

    Dawn Davison, former warden of the California Institution for Women (CIW) and a JDI Board member, talks about what it takes to stimulate sustainable culture change inside detention facilities.

  • The New York Times December 21, 2018

    I’m 13 and I Write Holiday Cards to People in Prison

    Read this wonderful New York Times op-ed by Sofia Robinson about the Words of Hope campaign. Sofia, 13, has been writing compassionate greetings to incarcerated survivors since she was five years old.

  • JDI Press Release December 21, 2018

    First Step Act Will Make Prisons Safer — and Help Protect Inmates from Rape

    A new prison reform bill calls for free sanitary products and trauma counseling in detention, as well as an end to the shackling of pregnant women.