Everyday Life Inc.
Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law, Public
Law 108-79, signed into law in September
2003 by the President of the United States and now designated as
42 USC 15601.
PREA establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual abuse of
incarcerated persons of any age. This
makes the prevention of sexual abuse at Gulf Coast Trades Center a
PREA sets a standard that protects the Eighth Amendment rights
(Constitutional right prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment) of federal, state and local youth offenders.
It increases the collection of nationwide data on sexual
misconduct and sexual assault on confined persons.
It increases accountability for administrators who fail to
prevent, reduce, and punish sexual misconduct and
PREA is the first United States Federal Law passed dealing with
sexual abuse of incarcerated persons. The bill was signed into law on September
4, 2003 and the standards were published in the Federal Register on June 20,
2012 and became effective on August 20, 2012. PREA covers all adult as well as
juvenile detention facilities. The definition of "prison" for the
purposes of this act includes, "any juvenile facility used for the custody
or care of juvenile inmates."
PREA defines "prison" quite broadly. Within the context
of PREA, prison is defined as "any federal, state, or local confinement
facility, including local jails, police lockups, juvenile facilities, and state
and federal prisons". Thus short-term lockups, such as holding facilities
and local jails, regardless of size, are also subject to the provisions of
PREA at EDL-GRO:
At EDL-GRO we are committed to a safe environment that will be
PREA violation free.
We have an anonymous phone tip line where you can report any
violation. The phone number is 979-412-3891. In addition to this phone line,
you can also send an anonymous email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also choose to report an incident to TDFPS at (800)