Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders
American Correctional Association Resolution on
The Prison Rape Prevention Act of 2003
August 4, 2004
WHEREAS, the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, signed into law on Sept. 3, 2003 (Public Law No: 108-79), is designed to systematically study the prevalence of offender-on-offender and staff-on-offender sexual assault and proposes standards to prevent these acts in our nation's criminal justice systems;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the American Correctional Association fully supports this research; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the American Correctional Association urges correctional agencies to fully participate in these research studies and to offer the U.S. Congress and the Department of Justice assistance in implementing this legislation and in addressing any problems that have been identified.