(1)establish a zero-tolerance standard for the incidence of prison rape in prisons in the United States;
(2)make the prevention of prison rape a top priority in each prison system;
(3)develop and implement national standards for the detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape;
(4)increase the available data and information on the incidence of prison rape, consequently improving the management and administration of correctional facilities;
(5)standardize the definitions used for collecting data on the incidence of prison rape;
(6)increase the accountability of prison officials who fail to detect, prevent, reduce, and punish prison rape;
(7)protect the Eighth Amendment rights of Federal, State, and local prisoners;
(8)increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal expenditures through grant programs such as those dealing with health care; mental health care; disease prevention; crime prevention, investigation, and prosecution; prison construction, maintenance, and operation; race relations; poverty; unemployment; and homelessness; and
(9)reduce the costs that prison rape imposes on interstate commerce.
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