The Prison Rape Elimination Act (“PREA”) is a federal law that prohibits sexual misconduct in correctional settings such as prisons, jails, lockups, juvenile facilities, and INS detention facilities.
Sexual misconduct under this law includes:
- Offender-on-offender sexual assault and abuse;
- Staff-on-offender sexual misconduct (sexual/inappropriate relationships with inmates);
- Offender-on-offender and staff-on-offender sexual harassment.
The David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center (“DLM”) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and inmates. DLM has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct of any kind and will impose discipline for such misconduct, up to and including dismissal for staff and serious infractions for inmates who victimize other inmates. Incidents of sexual misconduct will also be referred to law enforcement when applicable. DLM’s policies regarding sexual misconduct apply to all inmates, both incarcerated and on community supervision. They also apply to employees, contractors, and volunteers.
How do I Report Sexual Misconduct?
DLM INVESTIGATES ALL ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.
If you have information regarding a DLM inmate who has been the victim of sexual misconduct while under DLM custody or community supervision, please call 918-596-5601. Calls to this phone number are recorded.
You don’t have to give your name; your contact phone number and address is optional. But it is important that you provide as many details as possible. This includes:
- The name(s) and locations of persons involved
- The name(s) or description of any witnesses to the incident
- DLM inmate number
- A brief description of the incident(s)
- A brief description of where the event(s) occurred
- The date(s), time and place of occurrence(s)
- Names and contact information of others who might have additional information about the incident
- You can also report information regarding an inmate by calling CALL RAPE at (918) 743-5763.
How do DLM Inmates Report Sexual Misconduct?
Inmates at DLM are urged to report allegations of rape, sexual contact or staff sexual misconduct to the phone number #59 from a DLM facility phone. Inmates can also report by submitting a kite, a grievance, telling a trusted staff member, and asking a family member or friend to call the CALL RAPE hotline.
What if someone I know is being victimized?
Immediately report any known or suspected victimization of a DLM inmate by calling 918-596-5601 or CALL RAPE at (918) 743-5763.
Annual PREA Report
Each year DLM will publish an annual report regarding PREA-related incidents along with plans to improve prevention, detection, and investigation activities. There is a link to the current report at the top of this page.
TCSO Policy 20-12, relating to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), is provided here to educate and inform citizens of Tulsa County. PREA is federal law, and if violations occurred they would be addressed in the appropriate judicial setting. This policy is not intended to change the standard of care or the liability that is mandated by the PREA.
View the entire Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office policy related to the Prison Rape and Elimination Act of 2003: 20-12 Prison Rape and Elimination Act.