Daschle appoints USD prof to federal commission Senator Tom Daschle has appointed Cindy Struckman-Johnson to the National Prison Rape Reduction Commission.
A professor of psychology at The University of South Dakota, Struckman-Johnson has studied conditions in 14 different prisons in 6 states throughout the Midwest. In her research, Struckman-Johnson has surveyed 2,500 prisoners and more than 800 prison employees and correctional officers.
A recognized expert in the field, Struckman-Johnson has a BA in psychology from The University of South Dakota, and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.
"I am pleased to appoint Dr. Struckman-Johnson to this important commission," said Senator Daschle. "I am confident that her expertise, experience, and commitment will aid the commission and help improve conditions in our correctional facilities."
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 established the National Prison Rape Reduction Commission. Senator Daschle controls two appointments to the nine-member board, while Senator Bill Frist, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Dennis Hastert and the President control the remaining appointments.