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
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:
"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