Currently in the United States over two million people are incarcerated, ninety-five percent of who will return to society. Sexual assaults in prisons are a reality of many U.S. correctional institutions. Recently, in less than a week and by unanimous consent in both the House and Senate, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. The Act is a comprehensive and ambitious piece of legislation, intending to foster an understanding of prison sexual assault and its impact on individuals, families, and society with the ultimate goal of prevention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy