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PREA and LGBT Immigrants in Detention
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Recently released, How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention, by the Center for American Progress, focuses on the importance of protection from sexual abuse for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, immigrants.

From the Center for American Progress:

“Protection from sexual abuse in immigration detention is particularly important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, individuals as they are among the most vulnerable to sexual abuse in confinement. DHS [Department of Homeland Security] introduced PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act] standards in early March to establish a “zero tolerance standard” for rape and to protect immigrants in detention facilities from sexual abuse. These standards are an important step toward protecting immigrants, but further reforms are still needed.”

Topics addressed in this report include: sexual assault in immigration detention; the Prison Rape Elimination Act; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s PREA standards—zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse, safe placement standards, standards on training and searches, and reporting requirements.

Access the full report

For additional information from NIC on PREA and LGBTI Offenders




Posted Thu, Apr 17 2014 12:45 PM by Susan Powell

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