View On Demand (Recorded April 11, 2019)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) sets important standards for protecting inmates and staff from exploitation, harassment and sexual abuse. Because there are no current legal sanctions for noncompliance, PREA compliance is often viewed as voluntary for local jails. But even if your facility isn’t formally audited, meeting PREA standards should be considered an imperative. Compliance not only reduces harm to your inmates and staff, it can also protect your facility against an expensive lawsuit.

Join Lexipol for a primer on the most important aspects of PREA and practical strategies for addressing the standards through your facility’s policies, procedures and physical plant features.

You’ll learn:

  • Misconceptions about PREA, including the belief that PREA standards don’t apply to your facility
  • 10 facility trouble spots PREA auditors commonly identify and strategies for rectifying them
  • Key policies that should reflect PREA standards

Presented by:

Mark Chamberlain
Training Coordinator, Lexipol
Former Chief Deputy of Corrections

Garland County (AR) Sheriff's Office

Tim Evinger
Training Developer, Lexipol
PREA Auditor, Adult and Juvenile Facilities
Former Sheriff, Klamath County, OR

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