Prison rape is a pervasive and serious problem affecting many (predominantly male) inmates in U.S. prisons. A review paper published in a recent issue of Psychology, Public Policy and Law examines the literature on prison rape prevalence, victimization risk factors, and the psychological and non-psychological sequelae of prison rape. The authors address several areas of inquiry needed to guide research and facilitate solutions to the problem of prison rape, especially given the context and intent of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) passed in 2003 by the U.S. Congress. Mental health correlates remain to be studied; for example, the complex postrape symptoms of prison rape survivors do not appear to be captured by current diagnostic terms. To date, psychology has been largely silent on the issue of prison rape but may have much to offer in terms of describing and treating the psychological impact of victimization, documenting the personal and situational risk and protective factors associated with prison rape, and in designing programs and policy to reduce prison rape.