42 U.S. Code § 15602 - Purposes

§ 15602.
The purposes of this chapter are to—
establish a zero-tolerance standard for the incidence of prison rape in prisons in the United States;
make the prevention of prison rape a top priority in each prison system;
develop and implement national standards for the detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape;
increase the available data and information on the incidence of prison rape, consequently improving the management and administration of correctional facilities;
standardize the definitions used for collecting data on the incidence of prison rape;
increase the accountability of prison officials who fail to detect, prevent, reduce, and punish prison rape;
protect the Eighth Amendment rights of Federal, State, and local prisoners;
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
reduce the costs that prison rape imposes on interstate commerce.
(Pub. L. 108–79, § 3, Sept. 4, 2003, 117 Stat. 974.)

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