Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law established to address sexual abuse of detainees in the custody of U.S. correctional agencies.  PREA applies to all correctional facilities, public and private, including prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, community confinement facilities, and Immigration and Customs detention (ICE) facilities.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office PREA policy is to provide a safe, humane, and secure environment, free from threat of sexual abuse for all inmates.  FCSO has established clear procedures for preventing, detecting, reporting, and eliminating sexual abuse.

The purpose of this policy is to provide required Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) definitions, to establish the FCSO ZERO TOLERANCE position against prison sexual misconduct, and to provide guidance in prevention and tracking techniques for sexual misconduct directed toward inmate victims by employees and other persons.

PREA Incidents involve the following conduct: 

  • Inmate and Inmate Sexual Abuse and/or Harassment
  • Staff and Inmate Sexual Abuse and/or Harassment

Ways to Report

There are many ways for offenders, relatives, or friends to report sexual abuse or harassment.

The FCSO PREA Hotline (901) 424-6158

PREA Compliance Coordinator
P.O. Box 219
Somerville, TN 38068

Send an e-mail to [email protected]

Use the form below to submit an anonymous online report.

Offenders have seveal additional options:

1. Inmate Kiosk:
  • Submit a grievance (not anonymous)
  • PREA Alert (anonymous)
2. Inmate Phone:
  • When prompted, select one (1) for English; or two (2) for Español.
  • Then, Dial *55

3. Notify a staff member, another inmate, family or friends, or any other 3rd party verbally or in writing. That person may file an anonymous report on the offender's behalf.

PREA: What You Need to Know (EN)

PREA Video (español)

Anonymous PREA Reporting (informe anónimo)

Use this form to submit an anonymous PREA Alert for an inmate at the Fayette County Detention Center.
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