Celebrating the Movement to End Prisoner Rape

Honoring a Legend

After more than two decades, in 2006 Tom Cahill steps down as President of JDI. Tom’s remarkable legacy includes the passage of PREA and overseeing the transition of JDI from a volunteer-run outfit to a human rights powerhouse. In a letter congratulating Tom on his retirement, Senator Ted Kennedy wrote, “Your willingness to speak out about your own tragic experience touched the conscience of the nation.”