Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
What is 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.
How to Report
Family, friends and community advocates can report allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment and retaliation by contacting:
Mingus Mountain Academy
PREA Compliance Officer
PO Box 26485
Prescott Valley, AZ 86312
To Report Abuse — 1-888-767-2445