The Backlog

News 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
Nearly 850 backlogged rape kits were found infested with mold in Texas Mic Marie Solis June 28, 2017
Hundreds of Rape Kits Remain Untested in Santa Clara County San Jose Inside Jennifer Wadsworth June 28, 2017
Hundreds of rape kits gather mold in storage at Austin Police Department Dallas News Abigail Shaw June 28, 2017
Nearly 850 Used Rape Kits Were Found Infested With Mold Refinery29 Kasandra Brabaw June 28, 2017
Orange County supervisors pass $6.2 billion budget, which increases deputies’ pay, hires more forensic scientists The Orange County Register Jordan Graman June 28, 2017
Prosecutors investigating 194 untested Kalamazoo rape kits MLive Malachi Barrett June 28, 2017
Approximately 850 Rape Kit Containers in Austin Found Infested with Mold Jezebel Madeleine Davies June 27, 2017
Mold found in containers of about 850 Austin police rape kits Austin American-Statesman Tony Plohetski June 27, 2017
Serial rapist sentenced to 40 years in prison after plea agreement The Athens News David DeWitt June 27, 2017
Another unfortunate way N.C. is unique The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Observer Editorial Board June 26, 2017
If State Government Shuts Down, Some Legislation That Passed Could Be Scrapped Seattle Weekly Sara Bernard June 26, 2017
Hawaii's sexual assault survivors can now track the progress of their rape kits online KITV Brenton Awa June 24, 2017
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
Justice for victims The Register-Guard The Register-Guard Editorial Board June 23, 2017
Why don’t local police departments pay for rape kit testing? The Texas Tribune Alex Samuels June 23, 2017
Man sentenced to 100 years in 1985 Charlotte rape WCNC June 23, 2017
Where Are the Rape-Kit Nurses? The New York Times Brittany Bronson June 20, 2017
Portland police had suspect name, sex assault kit in 2011, but it took 5 years to test evidence OregonLive Maxine Bernstein June 19, 2017
Virginia deserves applause for its work to eliminate a rape kit backlog The Washington Post The Washington Post Editorial Board June 19, 2017
Editorial: At last, Virginia addresses backlog of untested rape kits The Virginian-Pilot The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board June 19, 2017
Oregon making progress on backlogged rape kits KTVZ Lauren Melink June 19, 2017
How are rape kits processed? Statesman Journal Lauren E Hernandez June 18, 2017
Number of untested rape kits in Oregon has quadrupled in the last two years Statesman Journal Lauren E Hernandez June 17, 2017
Processing rape kits saves heartache and money, Cuyahoga prosecutors tell congressional task force cleveland.com Sabrina Eaton June 17, 2017
Port Huron man gets 15-30 years for 2010 Detroit rape The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams June 16, 2017

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