Often state criminal laws used to prosecute sexual abuse in custodial settings and/or enhance sentences for those found guilty are often too long and difficult to review quickly. To that end, the Project on Addressing Prison Rape has condensed some of the fifty state surveys of state criminal laws into checklists. If you need more information on these checklists please email us at

Staff Sexual Misconduct

Criminal Laws Prohibiting Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody of Law Enforcement, Lock-Up and Jail Authorities
Laws Prohibitiing Sexual Abuse of Individuals in Custody

Sex Offender Registration