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.