PREA

IDOC offers multiple ways to report sexual abuse.

About PREA
The Idaho Department of Correction has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to prevent sexual assaults and sexual misconduct in confinement settings. The department adopted a zero tolerance policy for sexual abuse in 2004. Preventing sexual abuse is a top priority for the agency.

All sexual abuse reports are investigated. Incidents involving potentially criminal acts are referred to law enforcement for investigation and potential prosecution.

Reporting Information

Residents are encouraged to report and have multiple ways to get help. The quickest way for a resident to receive help is to report to staff in the facility.  

Inside facilities residents may report in the following ways:

  • Tell any staff member.
  • Submit a written report, such as a concern form.
  • Call the PREA hotline and record a report.
  • Send a letter to the Idaho Sheriffs' Association. *Residents can ask to remain confidential for this option.

In communities family and friends may report in the following ways:

Community options are checked during normal business hours. If immediate response is needed, call the facility directly at the main facility number.

Concern forms and grievances may also be used for reporting. The PREA SOP 149.01.01.001 has complete details.

PREA Data and Reports

The agency publishes an Annual Report with sexual abuse data and actions take to improve program effectiveness. 

PREA Annual Report, 2019
PREA Annual Report, 2018
PREA Annual Report, 2017

Final audit reports are published as they become available. 

PREA Employment Checks

Human Resource staff repond to all PREA hiring questions.

  • Email: hr@idoc.idaho.gov
  • Call: HR employment line (208) 658-2020
  • Fax (208) 327-7402

What's New

  • Governor Brad Little submitted an assurance to the Department of Justice in October that Idaho is working toward PREA compliance.
  • Grant funds were used to install cameras in two female facilities to improve safety.
  • Restroom remodels were completed in five facilities to enhance privacy.
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