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
More money, resources need for rape kit backlog NM Political Report Andy Lyman November 30, 2015
NPD takes hard look at rape kit submission process Idaho Press Ruth Brown November 29, 2015
Sexual assault kits in Canyon County: the full story Idaho Press Craig Kingsbury November 29, 2015
A Survivor Explains The Sad Reason It Took 10 Years to Find Her Rapist Attn. Diana Crandall November 28, 2015
DNA sample, detective work lead to arrest and sex assault conviction of coercive peeping Tom Todd Cooper November 26, 2015
Report details reasons behind untested rape kits Minnesota Daily Tiffany Lukk November 25, 2015
Former Greyhound mechanic gets 8 years in prison for sexual assaults on bus riders Rachel Dissell November 24, 2015
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


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