Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

 

What is PREA?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual assaults and rapes of inmates.

PREA sets the standard that protects Eighth Amendment rights of federal, state, and local prisoners, making the prevention of sexual assault a top priority.  It also increases available data on such acts.

The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a zero-tolerance standard and supports the prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual misconduct and sexual assault in its facility.  

 

The Boundary County Sheriff’s Office has developed uniform guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assaults and sexual misconduct.

 

You can learn more about PREA at: 

 

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission https://cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/nprec/20090820154829/http://www.nprec.us

The Office of Justice https://www.ojp.gov/programs/prisonrapeelimination.htm

 

 

 

Are you a victim? 

If you were the victim of a sexual assault while in custody, or if you know of an incident that occurred while you were in our facility, we urge you to report it by calling (208)267-3151 extension 207 and ask to speak to a jail supervisor. If you are not able to make contact through this extension you may also call (208)267-3151 extension 202. If you feel you want to contact an outside agency to report this crime you may also contact Boundary County Victim Services 24 hour hotline at (208)267-5211 

Your anonymity will be protected.

If you fail to report an incident, you could be found to have acted with deliberate indifference towards the victim’s health and/or safety. 

If you file a false report it could result in criminal charges. 

All reported incidents will be investigated. Please have any information or evidence available for the investigator who will be assigned to handle the case. False accusations may be prosecuted. All reports are taken seriously and investigated as outlined in PREA Policy. 

Phone # to report a crime: (208)267-3151 extension 0 for dispatch 

Phone # for case follow up: (208)267-7545 for Boundary County Prosecutor's Office 

 

Phone # for court case info: (208)267-5504 for Boundary County Courthouse