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
'We must do better,' reasons behind Alaska's rape kit backlog KTUU Blake Essig March 27, 2015
DNA processing in Salisbury rape case WMDT Michelle Mackonochie March 27, 2015
Crowdfunders Say Solving Rape Cases Is Good for Business Next City Anna Clark March 26, 2015
House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits SF Gate Molly Dischner March 26, 2015
Lawmakers Seek Answers On Rape Kit Backlog Alaska Public Radio Network Alexandra Gutierrez March 26, 2015
Columbus man charged with first degree rape WTVA March 26, 2015
Springfield man gets 7 to 9 years after admitting he raped, assaulted 2 young girls Mass Live Buffy Spencer March 25, 2015
Mandatory submission of rape kits for DNA testing is smart legislation: editorial Editorial Board March 25, 2015
Bill to extend statute of limitations for rape cases clears Ohio Senate Jeremy Pelzer March 25, 2015
Arkansas looks to speed up rape kit testing THV11 Philip Buck March 25, 2015
Witness in 1st UMass gang rape trial testify about physical exam, rape kit analysis Mass Live Fred Contrada March 24, 2015
Proposals would extend statute of limitations for rape cases to five years in Ohio NewsNet5 ABC Associated Press March 24, 2015
Proposed legislation extends statute of limitations for rape case prosecutions NewsNet5 ABC Ron Regan March 24, 2015
After night of terror, years of anguish, she finds meaning The Boston Globe Yvonne Abraham March 22, 2015
Proposed changes to Ohio rape statute of limitations don't go far enough: Greta Johnson (Opinion) Greta Johnson March 22, 2015
Serial rapists responsible for at least 600 attacks linked to untested evidence, authorities believe Rachel Dissell March 21, 2015
Rape Crisis Center working to find out if a rape kit back log exists in Chatham County Fox 6 WBRC WTOC Staff March 21, 2015
Attorney General Mike DeWine worried not all rape kit cases being submitted and investigated Rachel Dissell March 20, 2015
Former NFL star Darren Sharper cuts deal on rape charges in 4 states CBS News Laura Strickler March 20, 2015
Does This Mean All Those Old Rape Kits Will Finally Get Tested? New York Magazine Alex Ronan March 19, 2015
Rape kit testing revealed more alleged rapists Memphis Sun Times Sam Stecklow March 19, 2015
Biden Pledges $41 Million In Federal Funding for Rape Kit Backlog Refinery 29 Elizabeth Kiefer March 18, 2015
Almost half of 12,000 backlogged rape kits have been tested in Memphis, 35 suspects identified Daily Journal Associated Press March 18, 2015
The Government Is Finally Doing Something to End the Rape-Kit Backlog Mother Jones Jenna McLaughlin March 18, 2015
Amid push to clear rape kit backlog, extent of problem unknown in AZ Tuscon Sentinel Miranda Leo March 18, 2015


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