>Users:   login   |  register       > email     > people    

Public Commenting Period on PREA Standard Revisions Now Open
By Donna Ledbetter, National Institute of Corrections, Research and Information Services Division
Published: 03/14/2011

Comment From now until April 4, 2011, the public has the opportunity to comment on the Department of Justice’s proposed updates to standards for addressing rape in a correctional facility as proposed by the Prison Rape Elimination Commission in 2009. The commission was established through the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 to report on the state and prevalence of rape in correctional facilities. The standards proposed by the commission and the Department of Justice’s proposed updates have the potential to affect federal, state, and local corrections in a variety of ways.

While the PREA legislation of 2003 mandates that the standards themselves not “impose substantial additional costs” compared to current spending, some jurisdictions may require new monies for additional staff or equipment to achieve compliance. Others may require technical assistance or other guidance to implement no-cost policy changes.

Regardless of the challenges they may pose, the national standards will affect every level of corrections—from the smallest lockups to the most sophisticated corrections operations. During the public commenting period, individuals and local systems can review the proposed PREA standards and comment constructively on the revision.

Mark Welch, Jail Administrator of the Finney County Sheriff’s Office in Kansas posted a comment saying, “There should be five groupings, not four. Jails should be a separate group in and of itself.” He is referencing the group of PREA standards that combines requirements for prisons and jails.

“One size does not fit all,” he continues, “and the burden placed upon jails nationally will be extreme. The majority will not be able to comply contrary to what has been stated in the act.”

Another commenter, Michael Dempsey of the Indiana Department of Correction, Division of Youth Services, writes that the standard containing rules for PREA coordinators “should allow greater agency flexibility.” He suggests that resources used to fulfill a full-time coordinator staff position could be used for other items instead, if PREA duties could be assigned to existing staff or a dedicated part-time worker.

Comments like these and others can highlight issues that some jurisdictions or facilities may have with meeting proposed standards or addressing assumptions about similarities or differences among jurisdictions that may not be readily apparent.

The Project on Addressing Prison Rape, an initiative of the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC, provides side-by-side comparison charts on their websites to help those interested in PREA parse the differences between the commission’s recommended standards and those newly proposed. The documents also include an outline highlighting the Department of Justice’s reasoning for making their proposed changes.

To facilitate discussion around focused topics, notice of the proposed revisions to the PREA standards includes a series of 64 questions on items ranging from guidelines for monitoring agencies to the use of technology in sexual abuse prevention, detection, and response. Individuals and groups may comment using these questions as a starting point or by addressing other areas of interest.

Comments are due by midnight April 4, 2011. They can be mailed to the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice or submitted online at www.regulations.gov. Information about PREA can be found on the National Institute of Corrections PREA webpage at www.nicic.gov/PREA.


  1. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/08/2020:

    Thank you for very usefull information.. SEO Studz

  2. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/08/2020:

    Thanks for sharing the info, keep up the good work going.... I really enjoyed exploring your site. good resource... Spotify Marketing

  3. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/08/2020:

    Best work you have done, this online website is really cool with great facts. vpnbag

  4. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/06/2020:

    Please share more like that. twc mail login

  5. anandshanks101 on 04/04/2020:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have. best seo service in chennai

  6. anandshanks101 on 04/04/2020:

    Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have. digital marketing course in chennai

  7. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/04/2020:

    You’ve got some interesting points in this article. I would have never considered any of these if I didn’t come across this. Thanks!. club penguin codes 2020

  8. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/04/2020:

    Thanks for the blog post buddy! Keep them coming... What is a reverse mortgage

  9. Maryam Khatri on 04/03/2020:

    We have a fantastic range of quality products available at our main site, including domestic spares, shaver spares, health care products and much more! A4 Printer Labels

  10. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/03/2020:

    I was surfing net and fortunately came across this site and found very interesting stuff here. Its really fun to read. I enjoyed a lot. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. outsource iphone development

  11. Maryam Khatri on 04/01/2020:

    Want to connect to NBA Streams then soccer streams 100 is the right platform for you. Here you will be able to get each detail from the match schedule to history, team summary, venue, news, pictures and live streams. The site not only gets you the uninterrupted streams of the matches but much more NBA Streams

  12. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/01/2020:

    That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck. NCSP FOR AVIATION

  13. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/01/2020:

    Nice post! This is a very nice blog that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post. associate portal

  14. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/01/2020:

    That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck. Thunderstorm Sound

  15. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/01/2020:

    Thanks for sharing this information. I really like your blog post very much. You have really shared a informative and interesting blog post with people.. Celestial White Noise

  16. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 04/01/2020:

    Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me. Well this article that i've been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share. Airplane Noise

  17. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. Yanni Hufnagel

  18. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    This was a really great contest and hopefully I can attend the next one. It was alot of fun and I really enjoyed myself.. event webcasting

  19. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Please share more like that. dumpster rental ri

  20. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Your music is amazing. You have some very talented artists. I wish you the best of success. plant hire insurance

  21. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Great post I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this interesting and knowledgeable article. smm panel

  22. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Thanks for this article very helpful. thanks. Gashi Sami

  23. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information... VENEERS

  24. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Exactly, you're very kind of us about comment!. Digital Planner

  25. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Thank you very much for this great post. richard mille rm watches

  26. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    The website is looking bit flashy and it catches the visitors eyes. Design is pretty simple and a good user friendly interface. gartner

  27. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Thanks for sharing the post.. parents are worlds best person in each lives of individual..they need or must succeed to sustain needs of the family. personalised work clothing uk

  28. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck. gold ira companies

  29. robertfcrocker@gmail.com on 03/31/2020:

    Hey what a brilliant post I have come across and believe me I have been searching out for this similar kind of post for past a week and hardly came across this. Thank you very much and will look for more postings from you. bisnes dari rumah

  30. Maryam Khatri on 03/24/2020:

    I think this is definitely an amazing project here. So much good will be coming from this project. The ideas and the work behind this will pay off so much. avatrade google play store

  31. Maryam Khatri on 03/23/2020:

    Deeply rooted in the Aveda mission—to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society—we don’t just carry the brand, we wholeheartedly believe in it. From the rituals we perform to the services you choose, here at Soma, the Aveda experience is at its very best. Hair Salon

  32. Maryam Khatri on 03/21/2020:

    Our website stichsäge test should help you to find the right jigsaw, as well as many other products. Numerous jigsaw product ideas, current bestseller lists, our comprehensive jigsaw comparison and numerous tips and information will assist you in your selection. It does not matter whether you are a beginner , do-it-yourself or professional - with us you will find a suitable jigsaw for every area of ​​expertise, including product presentation and evaluation. stichsäge test

  33. peterdoak21 on 01/28/2020:

    It's fabulous that all the museums in London are free including the Museum of London! The main entrance is a little difficult to find because there are marked entries across the street and below, yet the main entrance is on the second level. minibus hire kent minibus hire crewe liverpool to manchester minibus hire minibus hire stevenage minibus hire sheffield

  34. eddie007 on 11/29/2019:

    download latest whatsapp video merry christmas whatsapp status and wish your friends and family member on this festivale

  35. Torsten on 10/02/2019:

    In this short post, we will positively talk about unequivocally exactly how to make an astounding site web site. Keep in mind that the blog site speaks to a blog site. Make it sure to you just as moreover make a point to appreciate while at it. There are no accumulation plans in regards to what you can alongside forestalling doing when blogging ... dental sedation dentist

  36. Torsten on 07/01/2019:

    You have some truly terrific articles, as well as I, feel I would definitely be an excellent property. If you in the past intended to take several of the great deals off, I 'd absolutely take pleasure in making up some product for your blog website. air pros hvac company

  37. Torsten on 06/12/2019:

    I recognize that your fantastic understanding of appreciating with each of the essential things was very valuable. I advise this is the major location where I uncover concerns I have in reality been overlooking. injury personal lawyer

  38. John on 10/08/2018:

    I will see her web journals since they are characteristic, reasonable and pay to write essay is helpful for all students to grow up and build new skill. and equipoise to peruse.

  39. jbourn235 on 09/06/2018:

    If you are looking for where are program files windows 10 then you just visit and get online tutorial within minute.

Login to let us know what you think

User Name:   


Forgot password?

correctsource logo

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of The Corrections Connection User Agreement
The Corrections Connection ©. Copyright 1996 - 2020 © . All Rights Reserved | 15 Mill Wharf Plaza Scituate Mass. 02066 (617) 471 4445 Fax: (617) 608 9015