Disgraceful delays on reform
The scourge of sexual violence behind bars led in 2003 to the creation of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, which in 2009 recommended sensible, much-needed reforms. The law that created the commission required the attorney general to act within one year.
Attorney General Eric Holder blew the June 2010 deadline. Now, a labyrinthine bureaucratic process will probably ensure that another year will pass without results.
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