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Prison Legal News: March, 2004

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Volume 15, Number 3

In this issue:

  1. Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 Signed into Law; Commission to Be Formed Soon (p 6)
  2. CCA Closes Oklahoma Prison, Settles Tax Lawsuit Over Ohio Prison (p 14)

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 Signed into Law; Commission to Be Formed Soon

On September 4, 2003, President Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (H.R. 1707), creating the first ever federal law to address rape behind bars. Appointing members to the new National Prison Rape Reduction Commission created by the law will be the first step in implementing the ...

CCA Closes Oklahoma Prison, Settles Tax Lawsuit Over Ohio Prison

The turbulent economy of the past decade has led many communities across America to foolishly seek prisons as a recession proof industry and rural welfare program for poor whites. But prisons can be a double edged sword, sometimes causing more problems than they solve. Private prisons can be especially duplicitous ...