The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, Public Law 108-79, was signed September 2003 by President George Bush. It’s purpose is provide for analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) aims to:
- Establish a zero-tolerance standard for the incidence of prison rape in prisons in the US
- Make the prevention of prison rape a top priority in each prison system
- Develop and implement national standards for the detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape
- Increase the available data and information on the incidence of prison rape
- Standardize the definitions used for collection data on the incidence of prison rape
- Increase the accountability of prison officials who fail to prevent, reduce, and punish prison rape
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