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  • Monday, September 29, 2008
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*MEDIA ADVISORY*

HEARING OF THE REVIEW PANEL ON PRISON RAPE

WASHINGTON – The Review Panel on Prison Rape will hold hearings in Washington, D.C.., on September 30 and October 1, 2008. The hearings will be based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) recent report, Sexual Victimization in Local Jails Reported by Inmates, 2007. The purpose of the hearing is to assist BJS in identifying common characteristics of victims and perpetrators of rape in county jails with the highest and lowest incidence of rape. Representatives from the Torrance County, New Mexico Jail Facility, an identified facility with a high prevalence of sexual victimization, will testify on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 AT 9 A.M. EDT. Representatives from the Bernalillo County, New Mexico Jail Facility, another facility with a high prevalence of sexual victimization, will testify on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2008 AT 9 A.M. The link to the Federal Register notice is: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-19125.pdf.

The findings of the Review Panel on Prison Rape for the BJS report on Sexual Victimization in State and Federal Prisons Reported by Inmates, 2007 link is: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=1149.

WHO: Review Panel on Prison Rape; Representatives from jail facilities with a high reported incidence of sexual victimization.
WHAT: Hearings on Torrance and Bernalillo County, New Mexico Jail Facilities.
WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. EDT for Torrance County, New Mexico Jail Facility and WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2008 from  9 A.M. to 5 P.M. EDT for the Bernalillo County, New Mexico Jail Facility.
WHERE: Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Main Conference Room, Third Floor
810 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20531

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