Hearing of the Review Panel on Prison Rape
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announces that the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel) will hold a hearing in Culpeper, Virginia on November 14, 2008. The hearing time and location are noted below.The purpose of the hearing is to assist the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in identifying common characteristics of victims and perpetrators of rape in county jails, and the characteristics of U.S. jails with the highest and lowest incidence of rape, based on an anonymous survey by BJS of inmates in a representative sample of jails. On June 25, 2008, BJS issued the report Sexual Victimization in Local Jails Reported by Inmates, 2007. The report provides a listing of local jails grouped according to the prevalence of reported sexual victimization, and it formed the basis of the Panel's decision about which facilities would be the subject of testimony.