Rick Scott Won’t Comply With Federal Anti-Rape Law

From Huffington Post, 05/28/2014:

Republican governors in seven states — Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, Texas and Utah — are either ignoring or refusing to comply with national standards meant to prevent sexual assault in prisons, according to new information from the Justice Department. … those seven states plus the Northern Marianas Islands — will lose 5 percent of their grant funds in the coming year. …

“The enactment of PREA 11 years ago signaled an unequivocal rejection of the outdated — and morally unconscionable — acceptance of rape as part of the sentence being served by an adult or juvenile in the American correctional system,” Cole said. “The PREA standards have led us closer to ending the culture of violence in our nation’s prisons, jails and juvenile facilities.”

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