EVENT: Teach In on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the release of the Report and Draft National PREA Standards by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
Monday June 23, 2014 from 10am-5pm EST
American University Washington College of Law (Room 603)

The Project on Addressing Prison Rape sponsored A Teach-in On the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)) to mark the 5th Anniversary of the release of the Report and Draft National PREA Standards by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. To watch a recording of the event click here.

Schedule of Events

10-10:30am

Opening Remarks: The History of PREA and National Standards

Brenda V. Smith, Professor of Law
Director of the Project on Addressing Prison Rape and
Commissioner, Former National Prison Rape Elimination Commission

10:30- 12:00pm

Panel 1: The Current state of PREA and National Standards
Moderated by: Professor Brenda V. Smith, Director, The Project on Addressing Prison Rape

Panelists:

Ruby Qazilbash [discussed OJP's view of where things stand with PREA, where OJP is now in the life of PREA relative to the 5 years since the commission's report, and where the successes, challenges and opportunities for PREA]

Josh Delaney [discussed the process the working group engaged in, the process for interpretive guidance, auditing and certification and the role of the Civil Rights Division in PREA]

Elissa Rumsey [discussed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and its connection to PREA]

Liz Ryan [discussed what advocacy groups are doing about implementation of PREA and the big issues surrounding the implementation of the Youthful Inmate Standard]

Amy Fettig [discussed the history of the ACLU work on PREA, how PREA evolved and changed and the litigation landscape]

Materials for this session:
Report by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
Final PREA Standards from the US Department of Justice
FAQs from the US Department of Justice

1:00-2:30pm

Panel 2: Special Populations, Victim Services and the National PREA Standards
Moderated by: Caleb Bess, Program Coordinator, Project on Addressing Prison Rape

Panelists

Lorie Brisbin [discussed LGBTI inmates and youth and PREA Standards implementation]

Carmen Daugherty [discussed youthful inmates and PREA Standards implementation]

Talila Lewis [discussed the special needs of blind and deaf/ hard of hearing inmates for PREA Implementation and tools for assisting these populations]

Jaime Yarussi [discussed the big questions around providing victim services in the context of PREA (resources, confidentiality and available service) and the cultural shift in seeing inmates as victims]

Materials for this session:
Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings
Training for LGBTI Inmates Ending Silence: Demanding Safety from Sexual Assault “I Reported”
Training for LGBTI Youth END SILENCE: Youth Speaking Up about Sexual Abuse in Custody “Carlos Question”
Resources for prisons and jails housing youthful inmates
HEARD Website and PowerPoint from TL
Victim Services in your state

3:00- 4:30pm

Panel 3: Emerging Issues-- Human Rights, Immigration, Employment Law and Gender Theory
Moderated by Jaime M. Yarussi, Assistant Director, Project on Addressing Prison Rape

Panelists

Cindy Soohoo [discussed PREA’s impact on Human Rights norms]

Antonio Ginatta [discussed immigration and unaccompanied minors]

Sarah Bergen [discussed the role of juvenile defenders in PREA implementation]

Brenda Smith [discussed human resources, gender and upcoming litigation]

Materials for this session:
DHS PREA Standards
National Juvenile Defender Center Website

4:30- 5:00pm
Closing Remarks: Where We Go from Here

Brenda V. Smith, Professor of Law
Director of the Project on Addressing Prison Rape and
Commissioner, Former National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
 

RELEASED: Final PREA Standards by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (June 23, 2009)

Executive Summary
Report
Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails
Standards for Lock-ups
Standards for Juvenile Facilities
Standards for Community Corrections

Draft PREA Standards

Part One: Adult Prisons and Jails, and for Facilities Holding Immigration Detainees.
To view and download these draft standards, click here.

Part Two: Lockups, Juvenile, and Community Corrections Facilities.
To view and download the draft standards for Lockups, click here.
To view and download the draft standards for Juvenile Facilities, click here.
To view and download the draft standards for Community Corrections Facilities, click here.

Hearing Transcripts

Special Topics in Preventing and Responding to Prison Rape: Medical and Mental Health Care, Community Corrections Settings, and Oversight
New Orleans , Louisiana (December 5-6, 2007)

Lockups, Native American Detention Facilities, and Conditions in Texas Penal and Youth Institutions
Austin, Texas (March 26-27, 2007)

The Elimination of Prison Rape: Immigration Facilities and Personnel/Staffing/Labor Relations
Los Angeles, California (December 13-14, 2006)

Reporting, Investigating and Prosecuting Prison Rape: What is Needed To Make The Process Work?
Detroit, Michigan (August 3, 2006)

Elimination of Prison Rape: Focus on Juveniles
Boston, Massachusetts (June 1, 2006)

Elimination of Prison Rape: The Corrections Perspective
Miami, Florida (March 26, 2006)

At Risk: Sexual Abuse and Vulnerable Groups Behind Bars
San Francisco, California (August 19, 2005)

The Cost of Victimization: Why our Nation Must Confront Prison Rape

Washington, DC (June 14, 2005)

Public Meetings

March 31, 2005, University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana

Public Statements

February 15, 2007, Bipartisan Commission Applauds First-Ever Prison Rape Survivor Summit

December 11, 2006, Bipartisan Commission Applauds Universal Studios For Dropping Offensive Marketing Campaign

December 15, 2006, Bipartisan Commission Emphasizes "Zero-Tolerance Approach" To Sexual Violence In U.S. Immigration Facilities

February 16, 2006, Bipartisan Federal Panel To Hold Hearings On Sexual Violence In Lockups, American Indian Facilites