The Backlog

Media Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Title Source Author(s) Post Datesort ascending
Man in prison for rape convictions cleared by DNA testing after 16 years USA TODAY Mary Bowerman November 24, 2015
Our opinionL Time to consider the testing of all rape kits Grand Forks Herald Tom Dennis November 24, 2015
Fayetteville police charge Columbus County prison inmate in 2006 sexual assault case Fay Observer Alicia Banks November 23, 2015
Scott's crime lab budget does not include funding for 10,000 backlogged rape kits Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace November 23, 2015
DNA evidence collected in sex assault cases languishes in storage, sometimes thrown away Grand Forks Herald Archie Ingersoll November 22, 2015
Editorial: Make clearing rape kit backlog a state prioirty Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board November 22, 2015
San Juan County 'rape kits' go untested Farmington Daily Times Steve Garrison November 21, 2015
Ignored for years, Tampa teenager's rape kit is linked to a previous offender Tampa Bay Times Anna M. Phillips November 20, 2015
DNA sample charged with rape, in lieu of a suspect The Seattle Times Sara Jean Green November 20, 2015
The story behind the first rape kit CNN Jessica Ravitz November 20, 2015
Former sailor and convicted rapist pleads guilty to 2010 attack Kevin Green November 20, 2015
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
Gov. Scott seeks funding to test rape-kit backlog Daytona Beach News-Journal November 20, 2015
State report released on untested rape kits ABC Newspapers Eric Hagen November 19, 2015
Gov. proposes $8.5M for state's crime labs News 4 Jax Kumasi Aaron November 18, 2015
Scott Wants Money For FL Rape Kit Backlog News Talk Florida Steve Summers November 18, 2015
Federal funds help process hundreds of backlogged rape kits Lagniappe Jason Johnson November 18, 2015
New Mexico: Why 5,341 untested rape kits are a nationwide problem Digital Journal Megan Hamilton November 18, 2015
Missoulian Editorial: Montana needs way of tracking rape kits The Missoulian November 18, 2015
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing November 17, 2015
FDLE chief: Backlog of rape test kits being resolved Herald-Tribune Lloyd Dunkelberger November 17, 2015
Police arrest east Tulsa serial-rape suspect Tulsa World Paighten Harkins November 17, 2015
African American 490 Challenge raising money to test rape kits Michigan Chronicle Kim Trent November 17, 2015
Buffalo man, who jumped out third-floor window at police station, charged with rape Allie Healy November 16, 2015
New Mexico officials find more than 5,000 untested rape kits KRQE News 13 Associated Press November 16, 2015


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