National Prison Rape Elimination Commission

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission

Date: 2009
Creator: National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
Description: The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission was a bipartisan commission created by Congress as part of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 15601, et seq. The Commission was charged with studying federal, state and local government policies and practices related to the prevention, detection, response and monitoring of sexual abuse in correction and detention facilities in the United States. Upon its creation, the Commission undertook a comprehensive legal and factual study of the impact of prison sexual assaults on federal, state and local government functions and on the communities and social institutions in which they operate. The Commission presented its final Report and proposed Standards on June 23, 2009. The information and resources on this Web site were compiled between 6/04 and 6/09.
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[News Script: Charges filed on negro rapist]

[News Script: Charges filed on negro rapist]

Date: February 2, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about murder charges filed against Tommy Lee Walker, a Dallas man accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a housewife, Mrs. H. C. Parker.
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[News Script: Admits Attack]

[News Script: Admits Attack]

Date: July 12, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about John William Price confessing to the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 14 year old girl.
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[News Script: Funeral]

[News Script: Funeral]

Date: October 2, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a funeral for Mrs. H. C. Parker, held after she was sexually assaulted and killed by an unknown criminal.
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[News Script: Rape Trial]

[News Script: Rape Trial]

Date: October 7, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Billy Don Jackson going on trial for the alleged sexual assault of a Northside girl.
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[News Script: Rape Trial]

[News Script: Rape Trial]

Date: November 14, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about James H. Howell repudiating a confession for the sexual assault of a Fort Worth woman.
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[News Script: Howell Gets 99 Year Sentence]

[News Script: Howell Gets 99 Year Sentence]

Date: November 15, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about James Henry Howell being sentenced to 99 years in prison for the sexual assault of a Fort Worth woman.
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[News Script: Rape Trial]

[News Script: Rape Trial]

Date: October 9, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the continuation of Billy Don Jackson's sexual assault trial.
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[News Script: Raper]

[News Script: Raper]

Date: November 13, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a manhunt taking place in Houston after a string of assaults take place.
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[News Script: Assault Trial Gets Underway]

[News Script: Assault Trial Gets Underway]

Date: October 28, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the trial of two Fort Worth men charged with sexual assault.
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[News Script: Rape Case]

[News Script: Rape Case]

Date: October 8, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a sexual assault trial of Billy Don Jackson.
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[News Script: Courtney]

[News Script: Courtney]

Date: October 24, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Robert S. Courtney on trial for the sexual assault of a Dallas woman.
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[News Script: Rape]

[News Script: Rape]

Date: October 29, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the continuation of Harlos Gene Hardee's case.
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[News Script: Judge Postpones Case]

[News Script: Judge Postpones Case]

Date: September 23, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the postponing of a sexual assault trial to allow the defendants to prepare cases.
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[News Script: News Briefs - Trial]

[News Script: News Briefs - Trial]

Date: December 12, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Simon Rodriquez confessing to the murder and sexual assault of a twelve year old girl.
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[News Paper Clip: Bailiff's Alleged Remark Investigated]

[News Paper Clip: Bailiff's Alleged Remark Investigated]

Date: 19uu
Creator: The Dallas Morning News
Description: A news paper clipping from The Dallas Morning News about Dallas bailiff, Robert Earl Smith, making a joke about a rape victim to the jury at the trial.
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[Statement: Official Apology]

[Statement: Official Apology]

Date: August 15, 1994
Creator: Jim Bowles
Description: A statement of formal apology from the Dallas Sheriff's Department in response to one of their bailiffs making an abhorrent comment while on duty and being punished accordingly.
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[A Letter: League of United Latin American Citizens]

[A Letter: League of United Latin American Citizens]

Date: August 15, 1994
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Description: A letter from the League of United Latin American Citizens to the Dallas County Commissioners Court about a derogatory remark made by a court bailiff about a rape victim.
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[News Paper Clip: Bailiff is Disciplined for Rape Trial Remark]

[News Paper Clip: Bailiff is Disciplined for Rape Trial Remark]

Date: 19uu
Creator: Tracy Everbach
Description: A news clipping from the Dallas Morning News about a Dallas County bailiff, Robert Earl Smith, admitting to telling the jury to only charge Chadrick Marshall Barkwell with 30 days in jail because the woman he had raped was a lesbian.
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[Memorandum: Robert Earl Smith]

[Memorandum: Robert Earl Smith]

Date: August 15, 1994
Creator: Dallas Office of the Sheriff
Description: A memorandum from the Dallas Office of the Sheriff to Robert Earl Smith addressing the violation of the county's department code of conduct for telling the jury to reduce a man's sentence because the woman he raped was a lesbian.
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[To Scott Mackie]

[To Scott Mackie]

Date: 19uu
Creator: unknown
Description: A speech and letter from Erin, a rape survivor who faced discriminatory comments from one of the bailiffs, Robert Earl Smith, at her trial.
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[Flyer: Protest and Press Conference]

[Flyer: Protest and Press Conference]

Date: 19uu
Creator: unknown
Description: A flyer promoting a protest and press conference in response to a Dallas bailiff, Robert Earl Smith, remarking that the jury should only give a rapist 30 days in jail because the woman he raped was a lesbian.
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[Fax of News Release: Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance]

[Fax of News Release: Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance]

Date: August 12, 1994
Creator: Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance
Description: A fax of a news release from the Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance announcing the protest of violence against women in the courtroom, this being prompted by Dallas bailiff, Robert Earl Smith, making a negative remark to the jury about a rape victim.
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[News Script: Old Pervert]

[News Script: Old Pervert]

Date: October 27, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Cole Hubbard being arrested and charged with the molestation of twenty boys.
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