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February 2009

A Call for Change: Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ Detainees

This article explores the danger of sexual violence experienced by LGBTQ prisoners. Reporting on the inmate survey mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), this article includes recommendations on raising awareness, ensuring safety, training staff, and responding to reports of sexual violence.
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January 2009

Hope for Healing: Information for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Detention

This publication is written for men and women who have survived sexual assault in prisons, jails, or other forms of detention. It offers general information about sexual abuse as well as information about the healing process.
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January 2009

Sexual Abuse in U.S. Immigration Detention

This brief fact sheet talks about the risk of sexual abuse that immigration detainees face and the difficulty of seeking assistance.
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July 2006

Statement from a Transgender Woman Prisoner in California

This document includes a testimonial submitted by a transgender woman serving a life sentence in California on her experiences of sexual assault in prison and the systems that fail to keep her safe. It also includes statistical information based on letters received by Stop Prison Rape, an organization dedicated to ending sexual assaults in the prison system.
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March 2004

Narrative Art and Incarcerated Abused Women

Author(s): Rachel Marie-Crane Williams
This article describes an alternative arts program for abused women in prison which could be adapted to fit any service setting.
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January 2004

No Refuge Here: A First Look at Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

"This report calls attention to the problem of sexual abuse in immigration detention centers in the United States, focusing on three central issues: (1) the considerable and troubling reported record of sexual abuse of detainees, (2) the lack of substantive policies and procedures in place to address such abuse, and (3) immigration officials' refusal to allow independent monitoring of conditions for detainees.& Through this report, Stop Prisoner Rape calls on U.S.
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June 2003

Policy Recommendations Regarding LGBT People in California Prisons

This list of recommendations for helping to keep LGBTQ prisoners safe while incarcerated are specific to the California prison system, however many of these suggestions could be universally adapted to ensure safer incarceration.
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January 2001

No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons

This report discusses the context of male rape in prison and the roles of consent, coercion, manipulation, threat of violence, violence and sexual slavery.
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No Refuge Here: Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

This webinar on sexual violence behind bars focuses on the immigration detention system. Expert presenters look at the unique vulnerabilities of immigrant detainees, and the obstacles they face to getting help.
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Reproductive Justice In Action

Author(s): Rebecca Jordan-Young, Lucy Trainor, Janet Jakobsen
This report explores the ways in which organizations led by women of color are elaborating reproductive justice in connection with economic justice.