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Download as PDF 9142 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (OJP) Docket No. 1476] Hearing of the Review Panel on Prison Rape Office of Justice Programs, Justice. ACTION: Notice of hearing. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announces the second and third hearings of the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel), which will be held in Washington, DC, on March 11–14, 2008, and in Houston, Texas on March 27–28, 2008. The hearing times and location are noted below. The purpose of the hearings is to assist the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in identifying common characteristics of victims and perpetrators of prison rape, and prison systems with the highest and lowest incidence of prison rape. On December 16, 2007, BJS issued the report Sexual Victimization in State and Federal Prisons Reported by Inmates, 2007. The report presents data from the National Inmate Survey, 2007 conducted in 146 state and federal prisons. The report provides a listing of state and federal prisons ranked according to the incidence of prison rape as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. The Panel is required to conduct separate public hearings on the operations of the three prisons with the highest incidence of prison rape and the two prisons with the lowest incidence of prison rape. DATES: The hearing schedule is as follows: 1. Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, DC (facilities with lowest incidences of sexual victimization): Ironwood State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution, Federal Bureau of Prisons. 2. Wednesday-Friday, March 12–14, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, DC (facilities with highest incidences of sexual victimization): Charlotte Correctional Institution, Florida Department of Corrections; Rockville Correctional Institution, Indiana Department of Corrections; and Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, Nebraska Department of Corrections. 3. Thursday-Friday, March 27–28, 2008, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday in Houston, Texas (facilities with highest incidences of sexual victimization): Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Estelle, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Feb 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 Clements, Coffield, Allred, and Mountain View Units. ADDRESSES: The hearings on March 11– 14, 2008 will take place in Washington, DC at the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Main Conference Room, Third Floor, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. The hearings on March 27–28, 2008 will take place at the T. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OJP (OJP) Docket No. 1476]


Hearing of the Review Panel on Prison Rape

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Justice.

ACTION: Notice of hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announces the second and 
third hearings of the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel), which will 
be held in Washington, DC, on March 11-14, 2008, and in Houston, Texas 
on March 27-28, 2008. The hearing times and location are noted below. 
The purpose of the hearings is to assist the Bureau of Justice 
Statistics (BJS) in identifying common characteristics of victims and 
perpetrators of prison rape, and prison systems with the highest and 
lowest incidence of prison rape. On December 16, 2007, BJS issued the 
report Sexual Victimization in State and Federal Prisons Reported by 
Inmates, 2007. The report presents data from the National Inmate 
Survey, 2007 conducted in 146 state and federal prisons. The report 
provides a listing of state and federal prisons ranked according to the 
incidence of prison rape as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act 
of 2003. The Panel is required to conduct separate public hearings on 
the operations of the three prisons with the highest incidence of 
prison rape and the two prisons with the lowest incidence of prison 
rape.

DATES: The hearing schedule is as follows:
    1. Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, DC 
(facilities with lowest incidences of sexual victimization): Ironwood 
State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, 
and Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution, Federal Bureau of 
Prisons.
    2. Wednesday-Friday, March 12-14, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in 
Washington, DC (facilities with highest incidences of sexual 
victimization): Charlotte Correctional Institution, Florida Department 
of Corrections; Rockville Correctional Institution, Indiana Department 
of Corrections; and Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, Nebraska 
Department of Corrections.
    3. Thursday-Friday, March 27-28, 2008, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on 
Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday in Houston, Texas (facilities 
with highest incidences of sexual victimization): Texas Department of 
Criminal Justice's Estelle, Clements, Coffield, Allred, and Mountain 
View Units.

ADDRESSES: The hearings on March 11-14, 2008 will take place in 
Washington, DC at the Department of Justice, Office of Justice 
Programs' Main Conference Room, Third Floor, 810 7th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20531. The hearings on March 27-28, 2008 will take place 
at the T. Gerald Treece Courtroom located at the South Texas College of 
Law, 1303 San Jacinto Street, Houston, Texas 77002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen M. Severens, Designated 
Federal Official, OJP, Kathleen.Severens@usdoj.gov, or (202) 307-0690 
[Note: This is not a toll-free number.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel, which was established pursuant to 
the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, Public Law 108-79, 117 Stat. 
972 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609 (2006)), will hold 
its next hearings to carry out the review functions specified at 42 
U.S.C. 15603(b)(3)(A). Testimony from the hearings will assist the 
Panel in formulating best practices for deterring prison rape.
    Members of the public who wish to attend the hearings must present 
photo identification upon entrance to the Office of Justice Programs. 
Space is limited. Special needs requests should be made to Kathleen M. 
Severens, Designated Federal Official, OJP, Kathleen.Severens@usdoj.gov 
or 202-307-0690, at least one week prior to the hearings. Updated 
information about the hearings will be available on the Panel's Web 
site at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/reviewpanel/.

    Dated: February 11, 2008.
Michael Alston,
Office of Justice Programs.
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