Sexual Victimization in Prisons: Moving Toward Elimination

Harvard University, via the National Institute of Justice, is holding an online discussion event on 7 February between 1400 and 1600 EST. The topic is Sexual Victimization in Prisons. Here’s the blurb:

One of every 22 men and women sentenced to imprisonment in the United States reported that they were assaulted sexually while incarcerated. Sexual victimization in prisons is the issue, elimination is the goal.


This expert chat, sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice, features a panel of experts who will discuss the state of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) research — what data is available and what’s yet to come — and examine how we will move from better understanding to reliable prevention and eventual elimination. Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.

The event is free but registration is required. More here.