PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT (PREA) OF 2003
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual assaults and rapes of incarcerated persons. It is Public Law 108-79, signed in September 2003 by President Bush.
The Anderson County Detention Center (ACDC) supports the prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual misconduct (staff and inmate sexual activity) and inmate-on-inmate sexual assault in its facility.
The ACDC has developed uniform guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assault and sexual activity. This includes sexual harassing and sexual intimidating behavior. The ACDC is committed to a zero-tolerance standard for sexual misconduct and sexual assault.
You can learn more about PREA at the website for the National PREA Resource Center found at www.prearesourcecenter.org