Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was established in 2003 to address the problem of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of persons in the custody of U.S. correctional agencies. Major provisions of PREA include the development of standards for detection, prevention, reduction and punishment of prison rape. The Act applies to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders and is also relevant to community-based agencies. The Kirkland Jail has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on issues pertaining to sexual abuse and sexual harassment involving inmates. We are working continuously to implement new policies, training requirements for staff, inmates, contractors and volunteers, and developing standards for detection, prevention, reduction and punishment of prison rape. 

How to Report a PREA Incident
  • Notify any jail staff member either in person, in writing, by email or by phone
  • Report the incident directly to police or attorney
  • Any of the above methods can be done by a third party as well
 
Kirkland Jail PREA Information

Below are links to the KPD Custody policy regarding PREA, as well as the annual PREA report produced to record and analyze all reported sexual abuses within the Kirkland Jail. For a quick view of the statistics see the graph below: 

Kirkland PREA Policy(PDF, 38KB)

Kirkland 2020 PREA Report(PDF, 82KB)

 

2020

Inmate v. Inmate

Staff v. Inmate

Total Complaints/investigations

0

0

Unfounded

0

0

Exonerated

0

0

Non-Sustained

0

0

Sustained

0

0

 

Definitions

Unfounded -                  The allegation is false or not factual.

Exonerated -                 The allegation investigated substantially occurred but was lawful and proper.

Non-Sustained -            There is insufficient factual evidence either to prove or disprove the allegations.

Sustained -                   The allegation is supported by sufficient factual evidence.