Statistics on prison rape available from Dept. of Justice

07/20/2012 4:55 PM

07/20/2012 4:55 PM

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The records: Information and statistics about rape in U.S. prisons.

Why you’d want them: To learn more about the problem and what is being done about it.

Where you get them: Go to the website for the National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — www.nij.gov. Click on the “All Topics A-Z” link and then scroll down to “Prison Rape.”

How much the records will cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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