Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (“PREA”) is a federal law that prohibits sexual misconduct in correctional settings such as prisons, jails, lockups, juvenile facilities, and INS detention facilities. Sexual misconduct under this law includes:
- Offender-on-offender sexual assault and abuse
- Staff-on-offender sexual misconduct (sexual/inappropriate relationships with inmates)
- Offender-on-offender and staff-on-offender sexual harassment
The Sequoyah County Jail (“SCJ”) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and inmates. SCJ has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct of any kind and will impose discipline for such misconduct, up to and including dismissal for staff and serious infractions for inmates who victimize other inmates. Incidents of sexual misconduct will also be referred to law enforcement when applicable. SCJ’s policies regarding sexual misconduct apply to all inmates, employees, contractors, and volunteers.
HOW DO I REPORT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?
SCJ INVESTIGATES ALL ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. If you have information regarding a SCJ inmate who has been the victim of sexual misconduct while under SCJ custody please call 918-776-9028 and request to speak to the Prea Coordinator, Jamie Faulkenberry.
You don’t have to give your name; your contact phone number and address is optional, but it is important that you provide as many details as possible. This includes:
- The name(s) and locations of persons involved
- The name(s) or description of any witnesses to the incident
- A brief description of the incident(s)
- The date(s), time and place of occurrence(s)
- Names and contact information of others who might have additional information about the incident(s)
You can also report information regarding an inmate by calling HELP-IN-CRISIS at 1-800-300-5321.
HOW DO INMATES REPORT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?
Inmates at SCJ are urged to report allegations of rape, sexual contact or staff sexual misconduct to the HELP-IN-CRISIS at 1-800-300-5321 from a facility phone. Inmates can also report by submitting a kite, a grievance, telling a trusted staff member, and asking a family member or friend to call the HELP-IN-CRISIS hotline.
WHAT IF SOMEONE I KNOW IS BEING VICTIMIZED?
Immediately report any known or suspected victimization of a SCJ inmate by calling 918-776-9028 or the HELP-IN-CRISIS hotline at 1-800-300-5321.
Each year SCJ will publish an annual report regarding PREA-related incidents along with plans to improve prevention, detection, and investigation activities. The report covering the statistics for the last calendar year may be viewed here: (Post Link to Statistics)
For more information about P.R.E.A. please click on the link to view our entire P.R.E.A. policy
For more Prea Policy information, check here.