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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"How Red Tape Snarls Prison Rape Act"

From The Crime Report:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s dramatic rejection last month of the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act(PREA) called attention to the fact that many states are having trouble complying with 288 regulations required to follow the 11-year-old law.

On March 28, Perry said that his state would not comply with new federal standards aimed at preventing sexual assaults in prisons, calling them a “burden” and “ill-conceived” in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

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