Implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

Allen J. Beck, Chief
Corrections Statistics Program
Bureau of Justice Statistics

2004 National Conference
Justice Research and Statistics Association
Seattle, WA

October 28, 2004


Prison Rape Reduction Act of 2003


Prison Rape Statistics, Data and Research

"“shall use surveys and..."

Number of facilities covered under PREA

Requires the DOJ to establish Review Panel on Prison Rape

Other provisions related to data collection and research:

Other provisions:

"Grants to protect inmates and..."

National Prison Rape Reduction Commission

Adoption of National Standards

Implementation plans -- BJS

Objectives of administrative records collection

Administrative collections to provide data for 2004

Inmate self-report methodologies

"Absence of common definitions"

Overview of research on ACASI

Advantages of using ACASI in prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities

Limitations of ACASI

Complexities of collecting inmate self-report data on sexual assault

"Willingness of inmates to participate"

"Survey design issues to be..."

Data collection agents

Schedule of implementation