Celebrating the Movement to End Prisoner Rape

The PREA Standards

Thanks to pressure from JDI and a coalition of survivors and advocates, in 2012 the Department of Justice finalized the national standards to address sexual abuse in detention. Binding on prisons, jails, youth facilities, police lockups, and community corrections, the standards represented a marked improvement over the Department’s previous draft, and include lifesaving reforms long championed by JDI.