Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)


Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)


The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress.

The purpose of the act was to "provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State,

and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from

prison rape." (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003). In addition to creating a mandate for significant research from the

Bureau of Justice Statistics and through the National Institute of Justice, funding through the Bureau of Justice

Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections supported major efforts in many state correctional,

juvenile detention, community corrections, and jail systems.

Credit to National PREA Resource Center


Methods for inmates to report Sexual Abuse or Sexual Harassment
-Verbal or Inmate request slips to any staff member
-PREA Hotline (1-866-823-6703
-Third Party Reports

Methods for Civilians to report Sexual Abuse or Sexual Harassment
-PREA Hotline (1-866-823-6703)
-Voicemail for PREA Coordinator
-Contact on Duty Shift Commander


(Click Here) To Acess the PREA Audit Report