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

  • JDI Factsheet May 31, 2019

    The basics of sexual abuse in detention

    Every year, a staggering 200,000 adults and children are sexually abused behind bars. This JDI factsheet explains why this violence thrives — and how we can stop it.

  • JDI Webinar May 29, 2019

    Sign up for a new JDI webinar!

    On June 6, JDI is running a webinar on the challenges facing incarcerated survivors who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The webinar is free, and will be helpful to anyone who works with survivors behind bars.

  • Topeka Capital-Journal April 26, 2019

    Kansas prison dental instructor charged with seven counts of sexual misconduct

    A prison employee who had a history of sexual harassment was allowed to stay on the job, with continued access to victims.