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
Montana agencies cooperating on untested rape kits Great Falls Tribune Associated Press January 1, 2016
Should state collect DNA on felony arrests? Courier Journal January 1, 2016
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
State eyes federal grants to help clear rape kit backlog Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace December 31, 2015
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
No More Statute of Limitations for Rape New York Times Jill Filipovic December 31, 2015
Washington State Patrol warns of backlog of rape kits Yakima Herald Donald W. Meyers December 31, 2015
More funding needed to clear Washington rape kit backlog KIRO TV December 30, 2015
Editorial: All old rape kits must be tested in 2016 Beaumont Enterprise Enterprise Editorial Staff December 30, 2015
Funds lacking to clear backlog of untested rape kits KING 5 Linda Byron December 30, 2015
Washington lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog KHQ 06 December 30, 2015
Untested rape-kit task force moving forward Independent Record December 30, 2015
$800K grant will help test old rape kits in Jefferson County Beaumont Enterprise Brandon K. Scott December 29, 2015
Agencies cooperating with request for information on untested rape kits Billings Gazette Holly Michels December 29, 2015
Police reducing rape kit backlog Knox Blogs Tom Humphrey December 27, 2015
New $1 million facility opened by Memphis police will provide storage for rape evidence Daily Journal December 26, 2015
Memphis police evidence facility to address rape kit backlog WRCBTV Associated Press December 26, 2015
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams Herald Dispatch December 26, 2015
Convicted of rape based on a dream, man relishes freedom after 28 years The Guardian Josiah Hesse December 24, 2015
In Prison 28 Years Because Woman Dreamed He Raped Her, Clarence Moses-El Walks Free - May Face New Trial Inquistr Jonathan Vankin December 24, 2015
Documents: 199 rape kits held as evidence by Grand Rapids police not submitted for DNA testing Daily Reporter Associated Press December 23, 2015
South Dakota hires additional examiner to clear backlog of untested sexual assault evidence Associated Press December 23, 2015
Nearly 200 Grand Rapids rape kit held as evidence untested Detroit Free Press Associated Press December 23, 2015
Nearly 200 Grand Rapids untested rape kits held as evidence Beaumont Enterprise December 23, 2015
State crime lab hires extra scientist to clear rape kit backlog Capital Journal Associated Press December 23, 2015


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