Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law to guide correctional institutions about detecting, preventing, reducing, and punishing sexual abuse/misconduct in confinement settings. While the law specifically pertains to confinement facilities, the department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) is embracing the culture of PREA throughout our department with the goal of keeping our staff and offenders safe.

DOCCR has zero tolerance for incidents of sexual abuse, misconduct and harassment. If you know of an incident of sexual abuse, misconduct or harassment that occurred at DOCCR please report the incident using the steps outlined below.

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Reporting sexual abuse or sexual harassment in our facilities

To report sexual abuse and sexual harassment incidents that occurred in our facilities:

  • Send an email to doccr.psc@hennepin.us.
  • If you do not have access to email, you can call 612-348-4962.

DOCCR investigates all instances of criminal conduct. If you have a complaint of a criminal nature contact the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office or the DOCCR Professional Standards and Conduct Unit at 612-348-4962.

PREA report 2013

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is required to post the number of substantiated, unsubstantiated and unfounded incidents that have occurred at our facilities. For a complete picture of how these incidents have impacted the department see DOCCR's 2013 Annual Prison Rape Elimination Act Report (PDF).

PREA incidents reported in 2013:

Adult Corrections Facility

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 1
  • Unfounded: 0
  • Under investigation: 0

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 1
  • Unfounded: 0
  • Under investigation: 0

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 0

Juvenile Detention Center

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 0
  • Under investigation: 1

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 0

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 0
  • Under investigation: 0

County Home School

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 0

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 0
  • Under investigation: 0

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 1
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 0

See PREA report definitions (PDF) for more information about these terms.

PREA report 2014

In compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is required to post the number of substantiated, unsubstantiated and unfounded incidents that have occurred at our facilities. For a complete picture of how these incidents have impacted the department see DOCCR's 2014 Annual Prison Rape Elimination Act Report (PDF).

PREA incidents reported in 2014:

Adult Corrections Facility

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 2
  • Unsubstantiated: 2
  • Unfounded: 10
  • Under investigation: 3
  • Pending Court Action: 2

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 2
  • Under investigation: 0

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 7
  • Unsubstantiated: 8
  • Unfounded: 10
  • Under investigation: 0

Juvenile Detention Center

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 5
  • Under investigation: 0

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 1

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 2
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 0

County Home School

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 1
  • Unfounded: 3
  • Under investigation: 2

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 2
  • Unsubstantiated: 1
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 1

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 2
  • Unsubstantiated:  3
  • Unfounded: 2
  • Under investigation: 0

See PREA report definitions (PDF) for more information about these terms.

PREA report 2015

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is required to post the number of substantiated, unsubstantiated and unfounded incidents that have occurred at our facilities. For a complete picture of how these incidents have impacted the department see DOCCR's 2015 Annual Prison Rape Elimination Act Report

PREA incidents reported in 2015:

Adult Corrections Facility

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 2
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 0
  • Pending court action: 0
  • Exonerated: 2

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 0
  • Under investigation: 1
  • Exonerated: 1

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 6
  • Unsubstantiated: 2
  • Unfounded: 8
  • Under investigation: 1
  • Exonerated: 0

Juvenile Detention Center

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 1
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 1
  • Under investigation: 1
  • Exonerated: 0

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 2
  • Unsubstantiated: 1
  • Unfounded: 0
  • Under investigation: 0
  • Exonerated: 0

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 6
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 3
  • Under investigation: 0
  • Exonerated:1

County Home School

Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts

  • Substantiated: 1
  • Unsubstantiated: 2
  • Unfounded: 7
  • Under investigation: 0
  • Exonerated: 0

Allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Substantiated: 4
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 2
  • Under investigation: 0
  • Exonerated: 0

Allegations of sexual harassment

  • Substantiated: 12
  • Unsubstantiated: 3
  • Unfounded: 5
  • Under investigation: 0
  • Exonerated: 1

See PREA report definitions (PDF) for more information about these terms.

Volunteers

New volunteers

If you are a new volunteer in a correctional facility you are required to:

  • Watch the PREA 101 video
  • Review the preventing and reporting sexual misconduct with offenders brochure provided by the volunteer or training coordinator
  • Read the PREA volunteer letter provided by the volunteer or training coordinator
  • Submit the volunteer PREA training confirmation form to the volunteer coordinator

Long-term volunteers

If you have been volunteering for two years or more in a correctional facility you are required to:

  • Watch the PREA Refresher training video
  • Review the preventing and reporting sexual misconduct with offenders brochure provided by the volunteer or training coordinator
  • Read the PREA volunteer letter provided by the volunteer or training coordinator
  • Submit the volunteer PREA training confirmation form to the volunteer coordinator.
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