The Prison Rape Elimination Act - Is Your Agency In Compliance?

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The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is among the scariest series of words for anyone in Corrections. There are over 455 individual standards, which are required to be met to achieve "meeting standards." "Why do I care?" is often one of the questions that are asked! The answer to this question is civil liability and funding. Correctional facilities need to adopt the standard of care used at other facilities, or they may result in being held liable for damages. PREA was signed into law in 2003 by President George W. Bush to develop a safer experience for people in custody. The bill was bi-partisan, which enjoyed significant support and conti...
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