Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) applies to all correctional and detention facilities, including federal, state and local jails, prisons, police lockups, private facilities and immigration detention centers.
Sexual misconduct is illegal. Sexual misconduct is sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual activity. The Wake County Detention Facilities have adopted a "zero-tolerance" policy for all forms of sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual activity. Detention Supervisors and Detention Staff shall make every reasonable effort to prevent, detect and respond to complaints of sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual activity.
This "zero-tolerance" policy is intended to implement and incorporate the protections of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and applies to inmate-on-inmate sexual abuse; sexual harassment and sexual activity; and staff-on-inmate sexual abuse, sexual harassment and sexual activity. Each Facility has a PREA Compliance Manager (the Facility Administrator) who can be contacted with questions or concerns regarding sexual misconduct.
§ 115.54 Third Party reporting.
The agency shall establish a method to receive third-party reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment and shall distribute publicly information on how to report sexual abuse and sexual harassment on behalf of an inmate.
Third party reporting at the Wake County Sheriff’s Office may be made (but is not limited) to the following:
Wake County Sheriff’s Office Detention Division Facilities
(You can contact the Facility Administrator or any officer, member of staff or volunteer.)
John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center (PSC):
330 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh NC 27602. Phone 919-856-5952
Wake County Detention Center (WCDC):
3301 Hammond Road, Raleigh, NC 27602. Phone 919-773-7930
Wake County Sheriff's Office PREA Coordinator:
330 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh NC 27602. Phone 919-856-6770
General information including the PREA Standard can be found at the National PREA Resource Center