Renville County Sheriff's Office

105 S. 5th St., Suite 210, Olivia, MN 56277
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 320-523-1161
Jail: 320-523-3600

PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT (PREA)

PREA

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is a federal law that prohibits sexual misconduct in correctional settings such as prisons, jails, lockups, juvenile facilities, and Immigration Services ⁄ ICE detention facilities. Sexual misconduct under this law includes:

  • Offender–on–offender sexual assault and abuse
  • Staff–on–offender sexual misconduct (sexual or other inappropriate relationships with offenders)
  • Offender–on–offender and staff–on–offender sexual harassment

 False allegations of sexual assault may result in criminal charges being filed against the reporter.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in our facility, under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) 2003. We will enforce all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to inmate sexual misconduct. All reports will be fully investigated, which includes both allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, by the Renville County Jail and the Renville County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division.

Under PREA, we have established uniform methods for prompt reporting and investigation of allegations of sex-related offenses or threats, identification of predators, protection of victims, and prescribing sanctions for substantiated sexual offenses, as well as false allegations. This standard is directed to all sexual acts relating to: inmate to inmate, inmate to staff and staff to inmate.

Inmates who are currently or have been sexually assaulted are encouraged to talk to a staff member. This will allow for the quickest response.

If you suspect that an inmate is the victim of sexual assault/harassment, it can be reported in one of the following ways.

  • Contact the Renville County Jail Administration Office during regular business hours at
    320-523-3600 and you will be directed to someone who can take the information.
  • Call the Renville County Jail and request to speak with a shift supervisor to make a report at
    320-523-3600.
  • Call Sexual Assault Advocate at 320-235-0962 with the option to remain anonymous.

 PREA COMPLAINTS FOR 2019

Inmate   on Inmate Complains

Sexual   Abuse

Sexual   Harassment

Unfounded Allegations

0

0

Unsubstantiated Allegations

0

0

Substantiated Allegations

0

0

 

 

 

Staff   on Inmate Complaint

Sexual   Abuse

Sexual   Harassment

Unfounded Allegations

0

0

Unsubstantiated Allegations

0

0

Substantiated Allegations

0

0



PREA Audit Report