Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $9,704)
Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties. Congress intended that PREA would provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape. The grantee plans to support PREA programming in youth facilities.
With these funds, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC) will move to identify and rectify blind spots and areas of potential isolation at The Grow Academy with the addition of monitoring technology to improve safety among residents.