The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times:
Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2003 hoping to contain a national epidemic. Nearly a decade later, however, the problem apparently persists. The Department of Justice this month finally got around to releasing a 2008 survey in which one in 10 state prison inmates reported that they had been sexually assaulted while serving time.
But there is some good news. Last week the Justice Department finalized regulations to address the problem of abuse.