What is PREA?
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
PREA sets standards that protect inmates and makes
the prevention of sexual assault and sexual misconduct, in jail settings, a top
priority. PREA also increases available data on sexual Assault and sexual misconduct
in Jails and Prisons.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance
standard for sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office supports the
prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual assault or sexual misconduct in
the Mesa County Jail.
The Mesa County Jail has developed guidelines,
policies and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assaults and
you were the victim of a sexual assault while in custody, or if you know of an
incident of sexual assault of a person while in our facility, we urge you to
report the incident by using the:
PREA Report Line, 242-6707
Sheriff’s Office via e-mail or phone, or
Notifying a MCSO
Deputy or any law enforcement officer.
2015 PREA Assessment
PREA Audit Report