PREA

IDOC offers multiple ways to report

About PREA
The Idaho Department of Correction has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003 to support the prevention, reduction and elimination of sexual violence in all prisons. The department adopted a zero tolerance policy in 2004, and continues refining prevention, detection and response efforts.

Reporting Information
If a prison resident is being sexually harassed or abused they are encouraged to report it.

INSIDE PRISONS: Victims and/or witnesses have multiple ways to get help.

  • A PREA hotline is available in all facilities housing IDOC residents. The number is posted by all prison phones.
  • Residents can also get help by telling a staff member, giving a written report to any staff member, talking to medical staff, sending a confidential letter to a facility or agency head, or by asking a loved one to report for them.
  • Residents can also report confidentially to the Idaho Sheriffs' Association.

OUTSIDE PRISONS: Family and friends may report on behalf of an incarcerated individual.

PREA Employment Checks
Human Resource staff respond to all PREA hiring questions.

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

PREA Annual Report, 2018

PREA is an essential part of the agency's efforts to keep prisons safe for residents and staff.

Significant Events

  • Community victim advocates have committed to support residents during forensic exams in five regions.
  • Expanded reporting options are in place for residents, staff and families.
  • Former Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced Idaho's intent to comply with PREA Standards in December 2015.

What's New

  • Governor Brad Little submitted an assurance to the Department of Justice in October that Idaho is working toward PREA compliance.
  • The agency installed cameras in two female facilities in 2019 to improve safety.
  • IDOC issued a new PREA policy in April 2018.
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