Investigating Allegations of Staff Sexual Misconduct with Offenders

National Institute of Corrections
American University Washington College of Law
July 9-14, 2006

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.

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