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


  • Just Detention International June 2, 2021

    People in Custody Are Reporting Sexual Abuse — But Corrections Officials Aren’t Always Responding

    Advocates are encouraged by new data showing that adults and kids in detention are more comfortable speaking out. But shoddy investigations continue to plague both adult and juvenile systems.

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center April 8, 2021

    Reentry into a Digital World

    Writing for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s blog, JDI Survivor Council Member Johanna Mills explains how a lack of digital training behind bars is one of the many obstacles facing people who are formerly incarcerated.

  • JDI Action Update March 1, 2021

    Read JDI's latest Action Update newsletter!

    Despite the pandemic, JDI has been finding ways to continue supporting incarcerated survivors. This edition of the newsletter includes exciting updates on our trauma-informed art workshops, our efforts to keep kids safe, and more.

  • Oxygen February 25, 2021

    ‘The Lady And The Dale’ And The Ongoing Plight Of Trans Inmates In The U.S.

    In this article for Oxygen, JDI National Advocacy Director Julie Abbate illuminates how prisons have been dangerous for trans people over many years.

  • National PREA Resource Center April 8, 2021

    Join a Webinar on Medical Forensic Exams for Survivors

    JDI will join the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) to share case study examples relating to the provision of medical forensic exams for incarcerated survivors. Register now!