Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.


  • Slate August 9, 2021

    Prisons Are Increasingly Banning Physical Mail

    In an article for Slate, Mia Armstrong reports on the worrying expansion of prison mail scanning programs, and highlights JDI’s letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for an end to any restrictions of incarcerated people's mail.

  • Just Detention International June 22, 2021

    Sign Now to Protect Prison Mail!

    Please join us in demanding that the Biden Administration stop catering to private companies and protect incarcerated people’s mail.

  • Just Detention International June 16, 2021

    Tom Cahill (1937-2021)

    JDI mourns the passing of its former President Tom Cahill — a hero in the fight to end prisoner rape.

  • Just Detention International June 2, 2021

    People in Custody Are Reporting Sexual Abuse — But Corrections Officials Aren’t Always Responding

    Advocates are encouraged by new data showing that adults and kids in detention are more comfortable speaking out. But shoddy investigations continue to plague both adult and juvenile systems.

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center April 8, 2021

    Reentry into a Digital World

    Writing for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s blog, JDI Survivor Council Member Johanna Mills explains how a lack of digital training behind bars is one of the many obstacles facing people who are formerly incarcerated.