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 Jail Division 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 a 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