Federal guidelines attempt to prevent prison rape in part by separating young offenders from adult inmates, but four years after the rules were supposed to take effect, they are proving difficult to adopt in crowded jails and prisons, the Associated Press reports. Since 2012, states have been working to meet the standards of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA. Texas sheriffs say separating the two populations has been a challenge because of overcrowding and steep financial costs. "It's . . .
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