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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

General Information: In 2003 Congress enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to address the problem of sexual abuse of persons in the custody of United States correctional agencies. In 2012, specific PREA standards and requirements were approved by the United States Department of Justice. These standards and requirements are applicable to all Residential Correctional Facilities operated by the First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

In accordance with the PREA standards and requirements, it is the goal of the First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services to provide an environment free of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual abuse to offenders housed in the Department’s Residential Correctional Facilities. These facilities are located in Waterloo, Dubuque, and West Union.

Further information about the Department’s PREA policies and protocols is posted on this website. Questions about PREA may be submitted via this website.