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Prison Rape Elimination Act

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Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) which applies to every person incarcerated in federal or state prisons, jails, private facilities, lock-ups, juvenile facilities and immigration detention centers. The law applies to several forms of sexual violence, including coercion by other inmates incarcerated at our facilities or coercion by staff.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division has established a zero tolerance for inmate sexual assault/abuse. Every effort will be made to provide inmate’s with a safe, humane and secure environment which is free from sexual assault/abuse. All incidents of sexual assault/abuse by other inmates incarcerated at the Collier County Sheriff's Office Jail Facilities or by staff shall be reported.

Inmates have several methods in which to report a sexual assault/abuse. Members of the public may make a report by contacting Professional Responsibility Bureau at (239) 252-0920.

Click here to read the PREA Annual Report

PREA Audit Report