The American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Watch, Just Detention International, National Immigrant Justice Center, and Women’s Refugee Commission invite you to a Congressional Briefing:
The Prison Rape Elimination Act and the Crisis of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th at 3:00PM RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING 2237 hosted by Congressman Bobby Scott Ranking Member Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
Congressman Frank Wolf Chairman Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee with
John Kaneb and Brenda Smith Former Commissioners, National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) Esmeralda Soto NPREC witness and survivor of assault in immigration detention Michelle Brané Director, Detention and Asylum Program, Women’s Refugee Commission and moderated by Joanne Lin, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union In proposed rules implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) excluded coverage of immigration detention facilities. Speakers will discuss how PREA was intended to cover all immigrants in detention and how DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security must work to correct this dangerous oversight.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, December 5th to Jane Zurnamer at firstname.lastname@example.org