Celebrating the Movement to End Prisoner Rape

A Victory for Free Speech — and Survivors

In 1996, JDI President Stephen Donaldson testified on JDI’s behalf in ACLU v. Reno, as part of a successful challenge in federal district court to provisions in the Communications Decency Act (CDA) that would have restricted access to powerful survivor testimony on JDI’s website. In a ruling handed down the following year, the Supreme Court decided that the CDA’s “anti- indecency” provisions were unconstitutional.