Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) creates a zero-tolerance policy toward sexual assaults and rapes of jailed people. It is Public Law 108-79, which President Bush signed into law in September 2003.

PREA establishes a standard that preserves the Eighth Amendment rights of federal, state, and local prisoners while prioritizing the prevention of sexual assault. It also expands the available information on sexual misconduct and assault.

The Routt County Sheriff's Office supports the prosecution of individuals who engage in sexual misconduct within its institution. The Routt County Jail has established uniform guidelines and procedures to limit the likelihood of in-custody sexual assaults and misconduct.

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a zero-tolerance standard for sexual misconduct and sexual assault and will not tolerate any sexual abuse or sexual harassment, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, comments, gestures, or any derogatory or offensive behavior from any inmate, staff member, visitor, or volunteer.

Want to learn more about PREA??

Visit National PREA Resource Center


We strongly encourage you to report any incidents of sexual assault that occurred while you were in custody, or if you are aware of any incidents involving someone who was assaulted while in our facility, by Emailing Jail Administrator. Your privacy will be safeguarded. You may be deemed to have acted with purposeful disregard for the victim's safety or health if you neglect to report an event. Filing a fraudulent report may lead to criminal prosecution.

Every incident that is reported will be looked upon. We will get in touch with you, but you can choose to stay anonymous.