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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Zambuto & Prichard: Resources Needed to Test Rape Kits The Ledger Maile M. Zambuto & Theresa L. Prichard July 10, 2015
Ypsilanti's 30 untested rape kits tied to complete or disputed cases Lindsay Knake February 3, 2016
You Have to Drive An Hour for a Rape Kit in Rural America Washington Post Danielle Paquette April 19, 2016
York County man faces 29 to 58 years behind bars for kidnapping, rape of 7 year old Penn Live Steve Marroni May 31, 2015
Years delayed, Detroit starts testing rape kits for evidence NPR WlRN Florida Editorial Staff December 29, 2012
WV Gets Federal Grant To Reduce Untested Rape Kits Gilbert D. McClanahan December 11, 2015
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
Wrestler Mick Foley hits the hill for rape kit legislation Talking Points Memo Megan Carpentier November 9, 2010
Worthy: Detroit rape kit backlog nearly cleared but more work ahead Detroit Free Press Katrease Stafford July 18, 2015
Worthy: $10 million needed to advance rape kit cases The Detroit News Chad Livengood September 2, 2015
Worthy, UPS team up to track Detroit rape kits The Detroit News Charles E. Ramirez June 8, 2015
Worthy, ESPN's Hill compete in rape kit fundraiser The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams October 15, 2015
Worthy to Speak on 'Enough SAID' Progress at Giving Hope Event Plymouth-Canton Patch Beth Dalbey October 2, 2015
Worthy says everyone should be worried about untested Detroit rape kits The Macomb Daily Jameson Cook May 15, 2014
Worthy pushes for more funding to prosecute rapists The Detroit News David Shepardson April 14, 2015
Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Julie Brown September 16, 2014
Worthy and UPS team up to track rape kits like online packages with new pilot program in Detroit WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo November 4, 2014
Worthy 'proud' of progress on rape kits Hometown Life Darrell Clem October 8, 2015
Working to eradicate backlog of rape kits awaiting tests NewsWorks May 5, 2016
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 7, 2011
Work to end the rape kit backlog The Tampa Tribune Sarah Tofte August 30, 2013
Work starts on righting wrong on untested rape kits Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press Editorial Board April 10, 2015
Work group on untested rape kits meets for first time 13 News Now Laura Geller September 18, 2015


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