Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual assaults and rapes of incarcerated persons. It is Public Law 108-79, signed in September 2003 by President George Bush. PREA sets a standard that protects the Eighth Amendment rights of Federal, State and local offenders—making the prevention of sexual assault a top priority. It also increases available data on sexual misconduct and sexual assaults, and it increases accountability for facilities that fail to prevent, reduce and punish sexual misconduct and sexual assaults.
The 6th Judicial District, Department of Correctional Services is committed to a zero-tolerance standard for sexual misconduct and sexual assault.
Report an Incident
If you were the victim of a sexual assault while in the custody of any law enforcement agency or correctional facility — or if you know of an incident of sexual assault of a person in the custody of any law enforcement agency or correctional facility — we urge you to report the incident by using the e-mail form below. Your anonymity will be protected. If you fail to report an incident, you could be found to have acted with deliberate indifference towards the victim’s health and/or safety.
All reported incidents will be investigated. You will be contacted, but you may still remain anonymous. PREA Abuse Hotline can be contacted at 319-297-3532.