"Right now, you can help make sure that the Department of Justice protects all people behind bars from the pain and trauma of sexual abuse. The Department has released proposed national standards addressing sexual abuse in detention, and is accepting public comments until April 4, 2011.
The proposed standards include basic measures for prisons and jails to follow in order to prevent and respond to sexual abuse...
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"The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Disability Rights Mississippi (DRM today filed a lawsuit against Forrest County, Miss., ...access to lawyers and civil rights advocates following reports of abusive conditions at the facility."