Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
What is PREA?
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law established to address the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and rape in correctional systems. PREA applies to all federal, state, and local prisons, jails, police lockups, private facilities, and community settings such as residential facilities.
How does PREA Apply to Jails?
PREA seeks to insure that jails and other correctional settings protect inmates from sexual assaults, sexual harassment, "consensual sex" with employees, and inmate-inmate sexual assault. These violations affect security and staff safety, and pose long-term risks to inmate and staff inside jails, and to the public when victimized inmates are released into the community.
Hall County Department of Corrections Zero-tolerance for Sexual Abuse
The Hall County Department of Corrections maintains a zero-tolerance for all forms of sexual abuse or assault. It is the policy of the Hall County Department of Corrections to provide a safe and secure environment for all inmates, employees, contractors, and volunteers, free from the threat of sexual abuse or assault, by maintaining a Sexual Abuse and Assault Prevention and Intervention Program that ensures effective procedures for preventing, reporting, responding to, investigating, and tracking incidents or allegations of sexual abuse or assault.
Reporting a Sexual Assault
If you were the victim of a sexual assault while in the custody of the Hall County Department of Corrections, any law enforcement agency, or know of an incident of sexual assault or abuse of a person in custody; you may report it to the Hall County Department of Corrections by speaking with the PREA Coordinator Sgt Jason Conley at 308-385-5211 ext. 2458 or by email at email@example.com.
If requested, your anonymity will be protected. Please include the following in your email:
- Name of the victim
- Name(s) of the suspect(s)
- Time(s) and date(s) of sexual abuse
- Personal contact information (optional)
Or, you may also contact the nearest law enforcement agency and make a report.
Hall County Department of Corrections PREA Policy (PDF)
Hall County Department of Corrections PREA Annual Report (PDF)
Hall County Department of Corrections PREA Audit Report (PDF)
ICE Detention Reporting and Information Line (PDF)
Línea de Información y Comunicación para los Detenidos de ICE (PDF)
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