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
Louisiana can look to other states for ways to shield rape victims from examination costs The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com Rebecca Catalanello October 17, 2014
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
Sexual Assault Kit Testing leas to indictment of suspected serial rapist 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team October 15, 2014
New Michigan law helps sexual assault investigators The Michigan Daily Michael Sugarman October 15, 2014
Louisiana Will End Billing of Victims for Rape Kits Reason Elizabeth Nolan Brown October 15, 2014
Group urges Utah lawmakers to fund DNA analysis of all rape kits The Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart October 15, 2014
Rape Kit Halts Inmate Release, Links Him to 4 Rapes Fox28 Sean Rowe October 14, 2014
A Missed Opportunity to Find Rapists The New York Times The Editorial Board October 14, 2014
State commission will monitor rape kit testing The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams October 14, 2014
DNA leads to charges in 6 rapes dating back to 2003 Chicago Tribune Annie Sweeney October 1, 2014
Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Ending Rape Kit Backlog CBS Local (San Francisco) Dave Padilla October 1, 2014
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
City seeks sanction against lawyer in rape-kit cases The Commercial Appeal Marc Perrusquia October 1, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
Prosecutors say suspect in 1994 rape identified when East Cleveland police followed law, collected his DNA The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell September 30, 2014
Police In Utah can send untested rape kits to state crime lab Deseret News McKenzie Romero September 30, 2014
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for Hospital Exams TIME Megan Gibson September 29, 2014
Change pledged to prevent victims from paying for rape-related medical costs Fox 8 New Orleans WVUE-TV Leigh Isaacson September 29, 2014
Hundreds connected to rape DNA; Prosecutor's Office says it takes months for an arrest NewsNet5 Cleveland (ABC5) Kristin Volk September 29, 2014
Man set for parole arrested in connection with 1997 rape The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com Jonathan Bullington September 29, 2014
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Possible delays in rape-kit testing questioned Daily News Journal Scott Broden September 27, 2014
Police: DNA links suspect to Lakewood rape WKYC-TV WKYC Staff and Sara E. Shookman September 26, 2014
In Louisiana, Rape Victims are Billed Thousands of Dollars for Hospital Exams Slate Magazine Amanda Hess September 26, 2014

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