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42 U.S.C. § 15602 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare § 15602. Purposes

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The purposes of this chapter are to--

(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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