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Department of Homeland Security to implement Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday the roll out of the Prison Elimination Act (PREA) into DHS facilities and other confinement institutions.

“The Department of Homeland Security fully embraces the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and looks forward to implementing PREA regulations that will govern DHS detention facilities and further our goal of preventing sexual abuse in confinement facilities,” said Homeland Security spokesperson Peter Bogaard.

“These regulations will build upon the substantial improvements we have made to agency policy and procedures to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in immigration detention. DHS will move swiftly to promulgate these regulations and will work with the Attorney General and others to ensure that the regulations satisfy the requirements of the statute.”



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