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
With Sex Workers Too, Rape Is Still Rape RH Reality Check Kate D'Adamo January 4, 2016
FDLE: More than 1,000 SWFL rape kits, thousands statewide, remain untested WINK News January 4, 2016
State Finishes Final Assessment of Florida's Untested Rape Kit Backlog: 13,000 WFSU Sascha Cordner January 4, 2016
13,435 Untested Rape Kits Found In Florida; 27 Percent Are In Miami-Dade Miami New Times Kyle Munzenrieder January 4, 2016
Results of Florida Rape Kit Backlog Released CBS Miami January 4, 2016
Florida's Rape Kit Backlog Is More Than 13,000 January 4, 2016
Florida Says It Has More Than 13,000 Untested Rape Kits TIME Sarah Begley January 4, 2016
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing News 4 JAX Lynnsey Gardner January 4, 2016
FDLE: Backlog of 13,435 rape kits could cost $9.3 million to process Tampa Tribune Arek Sarkissian January 4, 2016
Montana agencies cooperating on untested rape kits Great Falls Tribune Associated Press January 1, 2016
Should state collect DNA on felony arrests? Courier Journal January 1, 2016
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
State eyes federal grants to help clear rape kit backlog Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace December 31, 2015
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
Washington State Patrol warns of backlog of rape kits Yakima Herald Donald W. Meyers December 31, 2015
No More Statute of Limitations for Rape New York Times Jill Filipovic December 31, 2015
More funding needed to clear Washington rape kit backlog KIRO TV December 30, 2015
Editorial: All old rape kits must be tested in 2016 Beaumont Enterprise Enterprise Editorial Staff December 30, 2015
Funds lacking to clear backlog of untested rape kits KING 5 Linda Byron December 30, 2015
Washington lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog KHQ 06 December 30, 2015
Untested rape-kit task force moving forward Independent Record December 30, 2015
$800K grant will help test old rape kits in Jefferson County Beaumont Enterprise Brandon K. Scott December 29, 2015
Agencies cooperating with request for information on untested rape kits Billings Gazette Holly Michels December 29, 2015
Police reducing rape kit backlog Knox Blogs Tom Humphrey December 27, 2015
New $1 million facility opened by Memphis police will provide storage for rape evidence Daily Journal December 26, 2015


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