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ACLU Comment on Release of Sexual Abuse Regulations for Immigration Detention Facilities
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 7 announced that it has finalized its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards for immigration detention facilities (see PDF). Today’s standards are needed because though PREA became law over a decade ago, the Department of Justice issued a rule in 2012 that excluded immigration detention facilities from coverage under PREA.

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