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DHS Announces Finalization of Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards [February 28, 2014]   [open pdf - 155KB]

On February 28, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) regulations to prevent, detect and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities, meeting a May 2012 Presidential Directive. PREA was enacted in 2003 with strong bipartisan support. Today's announcement finalizes a rule first proposed last year and follows an extensive public comment period. The rule builds on current DHS detention policies and practices, including Performance Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS) and a May 2012 Directive on 'Sexual Abuse and Assault Prevention and Intervention' issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 'DHS is committed to upholding a culture that promotes safety and refuses to tolerate abuse,' said Secretary Jeh Johnson. 'This rule will strengthen standards in DHS confinement facilities and ensure robust oversight.'"

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2014-02-28
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