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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

Overview

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the Act was to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State and Local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” This law applies to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders.  

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) is committed to a zero-tolerance standard towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment between employees, volunteers or contractors and offenders as well as offender upon offender sexual abuse or harassment. The Office of Inspector General oversees the agency’s efforts; including PREA investigations under the Prison Rape Elimination Act.  ODOC PREA Policy

The Bureau of Justice defines five (5) different types of PREA incidents and their potential dispositions.  PREA DEFINITIONS

How to Report Incidents of Sexual Assault or Sexual Abuse

ODOC accepts and investigates reports regarding allegations or knowledge of sexual abuse of offenders from third parties (family, friends, clergy, vendors, contractors, or any other person having knowledge of an incident).

1. Send an email to [email protected]
2. Call the PREA Reporting line at 1(855) 871-4139
3. Call the ODOC Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations at (405) 425-2571
4. Verbally report to a DOC facility administrator or staff member ODOC Facility Information

Carla Braggs, Agency PREA Coordinator

3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111-4298
Phone: (405) 425-7160
Fax: (405) 425-7371