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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.