In June 2009, the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission released its final report and recommended standards on the prevention, detection, response and monitoring of corrections-based sexual abuse, in accordance with the mandates of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).
In accordance with the PREA law, the U.S. Attorney General has until June 23, 2010, to consider the Commission’s recommended standards and to promulgate final standards for the field. As part of the review process, the U.S. Department of Justice has held a series of “Listening Sessions” with key stakeholders groups, and is currently conducting a cost analysis for the standards implementation. More recently, USDOJ released a call for public comments on the recommended PREA standards.
The deadline for submitting comments is May 10, 2010. In the past, the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission has requested comments from the field on its recommended standards. Please note that this is a different comment process. If you provided comments before, please consider participating in this public comment process as well.