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
Florida Police Dumped Rape Kits In Storage For Almost a Decade Without Testing Them Mint Press News S. Wooten June 2, 2015
It's a Match: Rape kits revisited Elizabeth Nolan Brown June 2, 2015
Unclaimed casino winnings will pay for rape kit testing in Louisiana with new legislation Gambit Alex Woodward June 2, 2015
Cohen Secures $4 Million Help Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog in House Appropriations Bill Congressman Steve Cohen Congressman Steve Cohen June 2, 2015
Old Rape Kits and 4 Brave Women Bring Rapist to Justice ABC News Sharon Cohen June 1, 2015
Identifying rapist through DNA testing of old kits can bring victims pain, gain Columbus Dispatch Sharon Cohen June 1, 2015
Rape kits - Rapists who have been under the radar will finally be unmasked Benchmark Reporter David Findley June 1, 2015
3 Investigates: Destruction of rape kits under review following Channel 3 investigation WRCBTV Beth Burger June 1, 2015
Thousands May End In Jail As Law Enforcers Process Rape Kit Test Results International Business Times Vittorio Hernandez June 1, 2015
Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars? Associated Press Sharon Cohen May 31, 2015
York County man faces 29 to 58 years behind bars for kidnapping, rape of 7 year old Penn Live Steve Marroni May 31, 2015
Sexual Assault Kits Bring Back Hope For Justice Lighthouse News Daily Lonnie Davidson May 31, 2015
Kentucky overhauling the broken system that's left thousands of rape kits untested Associated Press Claire Galofaro May 30, 2015
Kansas City pursuing grants to whittle down rape kit backlog Washington Times Associated Press May 30, 2015
Nevada officials promise to test 6,300 stored rape kits Times Union Associated Press May 30, 2015
Rape kit testing makes progress in Memphis Times Union Associated Press May 30, 2015
Utah police started testing 70 percent of rape kit backlog Herald Extra Associated Press May 30, 2015
Illinois still refining rape kit rules after infamous case NWI Times Don Babwin May 30, 2015
National DNA Testing Effort On Old Rape Kits Sees Success In Indicting Sexual Predators International Business Times Michelle FlorCruz May 30, 2015
Untested Rape Kits In Nevada to be Tested Associated Press Ken Ritter May 30, 2015
Cities Are Finally Getting Around to the Backlog of Rape Kits Jezebel Stassa Edwards May 30, 2015
Friendly Clown: Rape charge puts Minnesota balloon-twisting clown, 57, in jail The Examiner May 29, 2015
Few Washington hospitals offer rape exams for victims King 5 News Linda Byron May 28, 2015
Reducing the rape kit testing backlog Illinois Times Patrick Yeagle May 28, 2015
Two Real Women Super Heroes Help Lock Up 200 Sex Offenders The Stir Jenny Erikson May 28, 2015


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