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  1. What is PREA, and what is the Sheriff's Office Policy on PREA?

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  1. What is PREA, and what is the Sheriff's Office Policy on PREA?

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), is a law enacted in 2013.

    The Sheriff's Office has zero tolerance with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in this County Jail facility and will take appropriate affirmative measures to protect all inmates from sexual abuse and harassment and to promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.  An administrative investigation, criminal investigation or both shall be completed for all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment (28 CFR 115.22).

    All staff shall accept reports made verbally, in writing, anonymously or from third parties and shall promptly document all verbal reports. All reports will be investigated.

    Reports may be made to the Jail directly at:

    1585 Kansas Ave, San Luis Obispo, California, 93405 or by calling 805-781-4600.

    More information can be found at the following sites:

    PREA is published as Title 28, Part 115, Code of Federal Regulations and is available at:  http://www.federalregister.gov.

    SLO County Jail PREA statistics: