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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2003. It was created to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement facilities including adult prisons and jails, lockups, community confinement facilities and juvenile facilities.  PREA includes fourty-three (43) standards that define three clear goals, to prevent, detect and respond to sexual abuse.

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) is responsible for protecting the rights of inmates and offenders placed under the Department's custody and supervision.  This includes providing inmates with a safe environment, free from sexual abuse, sexual battery and sexual harassment.  The Department has established a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of sexual abuse, sexual battery and sexual harassment, pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.  Zero-tolerance applies not only to incidents between inmates, but also to incidents involving staff members, contractors, and volunteers.  The policy also encompasses an inmate, staff or volunteer's right to be free from retaliation if they report an incident or participate in an investigation.

All staff members, contractors and volunteers receive training on their duties and responsibilities under PREA and the Department's zero-tolerance policy.

All staff members, contractors, and volunteers are informed that they are required by law to report any incident(s) or allegation(s) of sexual abuse, sexual battery or sexual harassment immediately.

FDOC has assigned a PREA Coordinator and support staff to assist in developing, implementing and monitoring the Department's compliance of the PREA standards.

For questions or comments regarding The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) please contact us at PREA@fdc.myflorida.com .

Resources:

Publications:

PREA Audit Reports

2014

  • Avon Park 2014
  • Charlotte 2014
  • Cross City 2014
  • Desoto 2014
  • Franklin 2014
  • Florida State Prison 2014
  • Gadsden 2014
  • Gulf 2014
  • Hardee 2014
  • Hernando 2014
  • Homestead 2014
  • Lawtey 2014
  • Marion 2014
  • Mayo 2014
  • Okeechobee 2014
  • Polk 2014
  • Putnam 2014
  • Taylor 2014
  • Union 2014
  • Walton 2014
  • Zephyrhills 2014
  • 2015

  • Apalachee 2015
  • Baker 2015
  • Bay CF 2015
  • Blackwater 2015
  • Calhoun 2015
  • Central Florida Reception Center 2015
  • Century 2015
  • Columbia 2015
  • Dade 2015
  • Everglades 2015
  • Hamilton 2015
  • Holmes 2015
  • Jackson 2015
  • Jefferson 2015
  • Lake 2015
  • Lake City 2015
  • Lancaster 2015
  • Madison 2015
  • Martin 2015
  • Moore Haven 2015
  • Okaloosa 2015
  • South Bay 2015
  • South Florida Reception Center 2015
  • Suwannee 2015
  • Wakulla 2015
  • 2016

  • Gadsden Re-Entry 2016
  • Graceville 2016
  • Liberty 2016
  • Reception Medical Center 2016
  • Lowell 2016


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