Clay County Jail - Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Clay County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to eliminate sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
The Clay County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in our facility, under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 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 Clay County Jail and the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
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, inmate to staff, and staff to inmate.
Inmates who are currently being 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:
PREA Audit Report
2016 PREA Audit Report