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by Nancy Burghart — last modified Feb 09, 2021 12:16 PM

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA)

Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Inmates


The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federally mandated law that came into effect on August 20, 2013.

The KDOC is making significant progress toward full PREA compliance in the areas of prevention, detection and response to incidents of sexual abuse and harassment. Responses to reports of sexual abuse have been standardized statewide and goals are in place to close any remaining identified gaps. 

With enhancements in quality control, data collection and on-going technical assistance, the KDOC has begun to pinpoint specific areas of focus in order to maximize agency resources and outcomes for PREA. 

PREA Investigations

All PREA allegations are reviewed and assigned for investigation. Enforcement, Apprehensions & Investigations (EAI) staff members throughout the agency have received specialized training to conduct administrative and criminal investigations regarding allegations of sexual abuse and harassment in confinements. 

KDOC PREA Annual Reports
| Annual PREA Data from Contracted Facilities

Annual Survey of Sexual Victimization | Resources PREA Audits

To Report Incidents of Sexual Assault or Sexual Abuse


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