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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.
Date: 2009
Creator: National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
Item Type: Website
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Newspaper clippings: Williams joke likens bad weather to rape]

Description: Newspaper clippings from The Dallas Morning News discussing Texas gubernatorial nominee, Clayton Williams, saying rape victims should just relax and enjoy it and likening sexual assault with weather.
Date: 1990
Creator: The Dallas Morning News
Item Type: Newspaper
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Charges filed on negro rapist]

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.
Date: February 2, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Funeral]

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.
Date: October 2, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Raper]

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.
Date: November 13, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Assault Trial Gets Underway]

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.
Date: October 28, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rape Case]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a sexual assault trial of Billy Don Jackson.
Date: October 8, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Courtney]

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.
Date: October 24, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rape]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the continuation of Harlos Gene Hardee's case.
Date: October 29, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Flyer: Protest and Press Conference]

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.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Fax of News Release: 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.
Date: August 12, 1994
Creator: Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Statement: Official Apology]

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.
Date: August 15, 1994
Creator: Jim Bowles
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Tracy Everbach
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: 19uu
Creator: The Dallas Morning News
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Memorandum: Robert Earl Smith]

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.
Date: August 15, 1994
Creator: Dallas Office of the Sheriff
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[To Scott Mackie]

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.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A Letter: 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.
Date: August 15, 1994
Creator: League of United Latin American Citizens
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Who is Paul Cameron]

Description: A document describing Paul Cameron, chairperson of the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality (ISIS), and his homophobic writings, ideals, and falsified research.
Date: September 25, 1985
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Newspaper clipping: A 'Joke' About Rape Backfires]

Description: A newspaper clipping from the New York Times discussing Republican gubernatorial nominee and his comment that victims of rape should just "relax and enjoy it".
Date: March 27, 1990
Creator: New York Times
Item Type: Newspaper
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rodriguez trial]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about two Dallas men being accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a twelve year old girl.
Date: May 2, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Charges filed in rape case]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Raymond Whatley and Ronald Gene Kirk being charged with sexual assault.
Date: July 25, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rape trial]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Harold Carter being charged with the sexual assault of a Dallas woman.
Date: July 25, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Young sadist]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about two boys admitting to attacking, maiming, robbing, and sexually assaulting a 14 year old boy as a sadistic ritual.
Date: May 9, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections