Abstract: This policy development guide is for use by administrators of tribal detention facilities in addressing policy issues related to the prevention, reduction, detection, and punishment of sexual abuse of prisoners under correctional supervision in tribal detention facilities. The guide was developed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance in response to the 2003 passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the first Federal legislation that addresses the issue of all forms of sexual abuse in custodial corrections settings. The guide is intended to assist administrators as review policies and procedures that safeguard detainees and inmates from sexual abuse. The guide is divided into four sections that provide information on the problem of corrections-based sexual assault, the impact of sexual abuse victimization on inmate behavior, and the ways in which existing agency policies can be revised and enhanced to more effectively protect the safety and security of inmates, facilities, and staff. The full text of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is also included in the guide, along with a list of suggested readings. Figures, list of resources, and references

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