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Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

(PREA 115.22)

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) has ZERO TOLERANCE for all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment within its jail facilities in compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination (PREA) Act of 2003. It is the policy of the Sheriff’s Office to respond to, and administratively and/or criminally investigate all alleged incidents of a sexual nature. Every reported incident of a sexual nature will be taken seriously, investigated fully, and appropriate action will be taken as warranted, according to federal PREA standards.

Reporting Sexual Abuse & Sexual Harassment (PREA 115.54)

Inmates may report incidents by:

  • Telling any officer, TCSO staff member, volunteer or contractor. Everyone who may encounter inmates has been trained to respond appropriately.
  • Writing to any TCSO staff member using the Inmate Request Form or Inmate Grievance process.
  • Calling the toll-free PREA hotline provided on all inmate phones in the jail.
  • Calling confidentially to the toll-free SAFE Alliance hotline at 512-267-SAFE.

Anyone outside the jail (family, friends, acquaintances, etc.) may report on behalf of any inmate by completing a PREA Reporting Form at Visitation or by completing an online PREA Reporting Form.

Reports

For more information, please contact our PREA Coordinator:

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