New hope for victims of prison sexual assault

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-606
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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