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


  1-877-9NOHARM

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
E-mail: scott.abbott@wyo.gov 

 

Annual Reports


2016 PREA Annual Report

2015 PREA Annual Report

2014 PREA Annual Report

2013 PREA Annual Report


Auditor Summary Reports  (Each facility is audited every three years.  Audit years are staggered by facility.)


Wyoming Honor Conservation/Boot Camp          2014     2017

Wyoming Women's Center                                 2014     2017

Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution         2015

Wyoming State Penitentiary                              2016

Wyoming Honor Farm                                        2016


Casper Re-Entry Center (ACC)                           2014     2017

Cheyenne Transitional Center (ACC)                  2015

Gillette Volunteers of America (ACC)                 2016


PREA Related Resources


Just Detention International

National Institute of Corrections - PREA