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
Proposed legislation extends statute of limitations for rape case prosecutions NewsNet5 ABC Ron Regan March 24, 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
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) Cleveland.com Greta Johnson March 22, 2015
Serial rapists responsible for at least 600 attacks linked to untested evidence, authorities believe Cleveland.com 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
Former NFL star Darren Sharper cuts deal on rape charges in 4 states CBS News Laura Strickler March 20, 2015
Attorney General Mike DeWine worried not all rape kit cases being submitted and investigated Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell March 20, 2015
Rape kit testing revealed more alleged rapists Memphis Sun Times Sam Stecklow March 19, 2015
Does This Mean All Those Old Rape Kits Will Finally Get Tested? New York Magazine Alex Ronan March 19, 2015
The Government Is Finally Doing Something to End the Rape-Kit Backlog Mother Jones Jenna McLaughlin 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
Biden Pledges $41 Million In Federal Funding for Rape Kit Backlog Refinery 29 Elizabeth Kiefer March 18, 2015
Amid push to clear rape kit backlog, extent of problem unknown in AZ Tuscon Sentinel Miranda Leo March 18, 2015
KY bill authorizes a study on backlogged rape kits WPSD Local Brianna Conner, Mike Spissinger March 18, 2015
MPD: 20 Indicted In Rape Kit Investigation Attacked Multiple Victims My FOX Memphis Matt Gerlen March 17, 2015
400,000 Rape Cases Have Not Been Solved, Because The Evidence Is Collecting Dust On The Shelves MTV Claire Biggs March 17, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog: Vice President Joe Biden Wants to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog With $41M Budget Proposal Latin Post Andre F. Puglie March 17, 2015
Here's What's Being Done About the 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Blue Nation Review Jill Bond March 17, 2015
VP Joins #ENDTHEBACKLOG Movement HLN Ajyra Cheatham March 17, 2015
Appeals court upholds man's rape conviction, sends case back for resentencing Winston-Salem Journal Michael Hewlett March 17, 2015
Detroit Can't Afford To Process Thousands Of Rape Kits Refinery 29 Elizabeth Kiefer March 17, 2015
Biden and Mikulski Highlight Funding for Clearing Rape Kit Backlog Delmarva Public Radio Don Rush March 16, 2015
Taboo topics: Sexual Assault Daily Nebraskan Erin Mansur March 16, 2015

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