Unusual Alliance Lobbies Congress On Prison Rapes

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http://www.hillnews.com/news/072303/rape.aspx The federal legislation on prison rape making its way through Congress this week is the result of work by an eclectic alliance of human rights, legal advocacy, Jewish reform, and evangelical Christian organizations, The Hill newspaper says. The Senate passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act on Monday. The bill requires the Justice Department to collect statistics on the problem nd allocate $40 million to state and local programs to help stop it. The measure is pending in the House. Rep . . .

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