WHAT IS PREA?
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 Bush. PREA sets a standard that protects the Eighth Amendment rights of Federal, State, and local prisoners – making the prevention of sexual assault a top priority. It also increases available data on sexual misconduct and sexual assaults, and it increases the accountability for administrators who fail to prevent, reduce, and punish sexual misconduct and sexual assaults.
- That the agency will comply with the provisions of the 2003 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA);
- A zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse/harassment; and
- That if an incident of sexual abuse occurs in an agency facility and the abuser’s behavior has the potential to be determined as criminal, the investigation will be referred to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) reports for the Sarasota County Jail, and a PREA reporting form, are linked below.
- 2016 PREA AUDIT REPORT
- 2016 PREA ANNUAL REPORT
- 2016 SURVEY OF SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION
- 2015 SURVEY OF SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION
- 2015 PREA ANNUAL REPORT
- 2014 SURVEY OF SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION
- 2014 PREA ANNUAL REPORT
To contact the PREA hotline, please call 1.888.951.2410.
Sexual abuse counseling is available to inmates through the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center of Sarasota (SPARCC)