Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

About PREA

  • The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed by Congress on September 4, 2003.  It supports the prevention, reduction and elimination of sexual violence in all US penal facilities 

  • There are 9 Purposes established under the Act
    • Establish a zero-tolerance standard for the incidence of prison rape in prisons in the US
    • Make the prevention of prison rape a top priority in each prison system
    • Develop and implement national standards for the detection, prevention, reduction and punishment of prison rape
    • Increase the available data and information on the incidence of prison rape, consequently improving the management and administration of correctional facilities
    • Standardize the definitions used for collecting data on the incidence of prison rape
    • Increase the accountability of prison officials who fail to detect, prevent, reduce and punish prison rape
    • Protect the Eighth Amendment rights of Federal, State and local prisoners
    • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal expenditures through grant programs
    • Reduce the costs that prison rape imposes on interstate commerce  

PREA Hotline

WDOC inmates who are victims of, or witnesses to, inappropriate sexual misconduct, assaults, sexual assaults, sexual harassment, or criminal activity are provided access to a confidential telephone hotline system to report against inmates or staff.  Information on how to access the inmate hotline is posted throughout all WDOC facilities. 

Persons outside WDOC facilities may also file a report by calling 1-877-966-4276. 


Third Party Reporting


You may report on behalf of an inmate for PREA related incidents on this number.

Contact Information

Please refer PREA related questions to:

Scott Abbott
Deputy Administrator of Prison Operations 
Wyoming Department of Corrections
Phone: 307.777.3532


Annual Reports

2016 PREA Annual Report

2015 PREA Annual Report

2014 PREA Annual Report

2013 PREA Annual Report

Auditor Summary Reports

2016 Auditor's Summary Report - Wyoming State Penitentiary  

2016 Auditor's Summary Report - Wyoming Honor Farm

2016 Auditor's Summary Report - Gillette Volunteers of America (ACC)

2015 Auditor's Summary Report - Cheyenne Transitional Center (ACC)

2015 Auditor's Summary Report - Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution

2014 Auditor's Summary Report - Wyoming Women's Center

2014 Auditor's Summary Report - Wyoming Honor Conservation/Boot Camp

2014 Auditor's Summary Report - Casper Re-Entry Center (ACC)

PREA Related Resources

Just Detention International

National Institute of Corrections - PREA