Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconduct. This law applies to all federal and state prisons, jails, police lock-ups, private facilities, juvenile facilities, and community correctional settings.

The Anoka County Jail has a zero-tolerance standard for incidence of sexual assault and rape and makes prevention of inmate sexual assault and rape a top priority.

If you have information regarding an Anoka County Jail Inmate who has been sexually assaulted while in custody, please report this directly to our PREA coordinator by email or by leaving a message on our PREA reporting hotline at 763-324-5149.

It is critical 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
  • Booking number (if an Inmate)
  • A brief description of the incident(s)
  • A brief description of where the even(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
  • Your contact phone number and address