Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Compliance
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is a federal law that prohibits and seeks to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment in correctional settings. The legislation mandated the development of national standards intended to address the detection, prevention, reduction, and prosecution of sexual abuse and sexual assault in all correctional facilities. The Kane County Sheriff's Office Adult Corrections Facility is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and detainees.
The Kane County Sheriff's Office has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates, either by staff members or other inmates. Inmates have the right to be free from sexual abuse, from sexual harassment and from retaliation for reporting such incidents. Sexual acts or conduct between inmates or between inmates and any staff member, even if consensual are prohibited and are subject to administrative and disciplinary sanctions, as well as possible criminal action.
How to Report Institutional Sexual Abuse/Staff Sexual Misconduct
If you have information regarding an inmate who has been sexually abused or sexually assaulted while in custody of the Kane County Sheriff's Office, you are encouraged to report it in any of the manners below.
- Reports may remain anonymous, but it is critical that as much detail be provided as possible.
- The Name(s) and/or locations of person(s) involved.
- The Names(s) and/or description of any witness(es) to the incident.
- A Brief description of the incident(s).
- A brief description of where the incident(s) occurred.
- The date(s), time, and location of the incident(s).
- Your contact phone number and address (optional).
For your convenience, the Kane County Sheriff's Office may be contacted via the following methods.
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