Tell the White House to Enact Standards to Stop Prison Rape
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On June 23, the federal Department of Justice missed a deadline imposed by law to enact standards addressing the causes of prison rape and helping to end sexual assault behind bars in the United States. While assaults continue to happen every day, Attorney General Eric Holder says he didn't just miss the deadline by a few days -- it could still be a year.
Speak up now to tell Holder that a year is too long to wait to address this critical issue. Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act seven years ago, and national commission issued its recommendations for standards one year ago. It's time for Justice to stop dragging its feet and enact standards now.
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