Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA, P.L. 108 - 79) was enacted by Congress to address the problem of sexual abuse of persons in the custody of U.S. correctional agencies. The Axt applies to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders and is also relevant to community-based agencies. It addresses both inmate-on-inmate sexual abuse and staff sexual misconduct.
On June 23, 2009, the National Prison Rape, Elimination Commission released and forwarded to the U.S. Attorney General its final report and proposed standards to prevent, detect, respond to, and monitor sexual abuse of incarcerated and detained individuals. Based on the Attorney General's independent judgment, a final rule was published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2012 (NICC, 2014)
Every inmate has the right to be free from sexual abuse and the Alvin S Glenn Detention Center is committed to providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Richland County. The ASGDC maintains a Zero Tolerance policy for sexual harassment of inmates.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse or sexual harassment while in custody or under the supervision of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, please contact the agency's PREA Coordinator at 803-576-3200 to initiate a review.
If you need to know more about PREA, please visit the National PREA Resource Center at: National PREA Resource Center.