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Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the Act was to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State and Local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” This law applies to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. 

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) is committed to a zero-tolerance standard towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment between employees, volunteers or contractors and offenders as well as offender upon offender sexual abuse or harassment. The Office of Inspector General oversees the agency’s efforts; including PREA investigations under the Prison Rape Elimination Act. ODOC PREA Policy

The Bureau of Justice defines five (5) different types of PREA incidents and their potential dispositions.  PREA DEFINITIONS


How to Report Incidents of Sexual Assault or Sexual Abuse

ODOC accepts and investigates reports regarding allegations or knowledge of sexual abuse of inmates and offenders from third parties (family, friends, clergy, vendors, contractors, or any other person having knowledge of an incident).
 
1. Send an email to preareport@doc.ok.gov.
2. Call the PREA Reporting line at 1-855-871-4139.
3. Call the ODOC Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations at 405-425-2571.
4. Verbally report to a ODOC facility administrator or staff member ODOC Facility Information.

Carla Braggs, Agency PREA Coordinator

3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111-4298
Phone: 405-425-7160
Fax:      405-425-7371


Oklahoma Department of Corrections PREA Data

2020 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
Total Allegations
32
10
12
41
8
Substantiated 0
1
0
12
1
Unsubstantiated 18
7
11
21
6
Unfounded
13
2
1
8
1
Investigation Ongoing
1
0
0
0
0

2020 Corrective Action:

  • Conduct facility specific site visits based on substantiated incidents.
  • Developed  in-service training curriculum based on statistics.
  • Continued Gender Specific training conducted for staff when transitioning to a different gender facility.
  • Continued internal facility PREA assessments and audits conducted by Department of Justice certified PREA Auditors.
  • Continue required PREA classroom and virtual training for all new ODOC employees as well as an annual training requirements for all other employees.
  • Increase the specialized medical training requirement.
  • Continued focus on developing skills for early prevention.
  • Training provided to newly assigned PREA Compliance Managers.
  • Semi-annual meetings and training conducted for PREA Compliance Managers.

2019 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
Total Allegations
56
15
8
50
4
Substantiated 0
1
0
16
0
Unsubstantiated 44
12
8
31
4
Unfounded
12
2
0
3
0
Investigation Ongoing
0
0
0
0
0

2019 Corrective Action:

  • Conduct facility specific site visits based on substantiated incidents.
  • Developed 2020 In-service training curriculum based on statistics from 2018.
  • Continued Gender Specific training conducted for staff when transitioning to a different gender facility.
  • Continued internal facility PREA assessments and audits conducted by Department of Justice certified PREA Auditors.
  • Continued required PREA classroom and virtual training for all new ODOC employees as well as an annual training.
  • requirement for all other employees.
  • Continued to conduct specialized PREA training for investigative and medical staff.
  • Continued focus on developing skills for early prevention.
  • Semi-annual meetings and training conducted for PREA Compliance Managers.

2018 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
Total Allegations
40 10 15 30 3
Substantiated 1 2 1 15
2
Unsubstantiated 33 6 13 11 0
Unfounded
6 2 1 4 1
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 0 0

2018 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the ODOC Contracted Private Prisons

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
Total Allegations
25 5 7 19 2
Substantiated 0 1 0 2 0
Unsubstantiated 19 4 6 12 1
Unfounded
6 0 1 5 1
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 0 0

2018 Corrective Action: 

  • Semi-annual meetings and training conducted for PREA Compliance Managers.
  • Conduct facility specific site visits based on substantiated incidents.
  • Developed 2019 In-service training curriculum based on statistics from 2017 and 2018.
  • Continued Gender Specific training conducted for staff when transitioning to a different gender facility.
  • Continued internal facility PREA assessments and audits conducted by Department of Justice certified PREA Auditors.
  • Enhancement of video surveillance, privacy screens, and other physical plant modifications.
  • Continued required PREA classroom training for all new ODOC employees as well as an annual training requirement for all other employees.
  • Continued to conduct specialized PREA training for investigative and medical staff.

2017 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
Total Allegations
34 6 20 39 7
Substantiated 3 0 1 14 1
Unsubstantiated 25 6 17 17 6
Unfounded
6 0 2 5 0
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 3
0

2017 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the ODOC Contracted Private Prisons

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
Total Allegations
18 12 16 25 3
Substantiated 1 0 0 11 0
Unsubstantiated 13 9 13 9 2
Unfounded
1 1 1 2 0
Investigation Ongoing
3 2 2 3 1

2017 PREA Analysis/Corrective Action for the ODOC

  • Continued internal facility PREA assessments and audits conducted by Department of Justice certified PREA Auditors.
  • Enhancement of video surveillance, privacy screens, and other physical plant modifications.
  • Continued required PREA classroom training for all new ODOC employees as well as an annual training requirement for all other employees.
  • Continued to conduct specialized PREA training for staff and held joint training for community advocates and ODOC employees.

2016 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
Subtotal
Total Allegations
39
4 8 36 11 98
Substantiated 4 1 0 15 2 22
Unsubstantiated 26 2 8 21 7 64
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 0 0 0

2016 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the ODOC Contracted Private Prisons

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
Subtotal
Total Allegations
23 17 34 17 7 98
Substantiated 0 0 0 8 0 8
Unsubstantiated 16 8 13 6 3 46
Unfounded
6 2 6 3 4 21
Investigation Ongoing
1 7 15 0 0 23

2016 PREA Analysis/Corrective Action for the ODOC

  • Continued internal facility PREA assessments and audits conducted by Department of Justice certified PREA Auditors.
  • Enhancement of video surveillance, privacy screens, and other physical plant modifications.
  • Continued required PREA classroom training for all new ODOC employees as well as an annual training requirement for all other employees.
  • Continued to conduct specialized PREA training for staff.

2015 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
totals
Total Allegations
37 1 13 27 14 92
Substantiated 0
0 0 11 2 13
Unsubstantiated 29 1 10 9 9 58
Unfounded
8 0 3
5 3 19
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 2 0 2
Subtotal Results
37 1 13 27 14 92

2015 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the ODOC Contracted Private Prisons

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
totals
Total Allegations
25 0 50 10 15 100
Substantiated 0 0 2 5 0 7
Unsubstantiated 19 0 47 5 9 80
Unfounded
5 0 1 0 6 12
Investigation Ongoing
1 0 0 0 0
1
Subtotal Results
25 0 50 10 15 100

2015 PREA Analysis/Corrective Action for the ODOC

  • Continued internal facility PREA assessments and Audits conducted by Department of Justice certified PREA Auditors.
  • Continued technology increases and additions of privacy screens, and other physical plant modifications.
  • Continued required PREA classroom training for all new ODOC employees as well as an annual training requirement for all other employees.
  • Held Trauma Informed Victim Services training provided by Just Detention International (JDI) for ODOC employees, Community Victim's Advocates, and Contract facilities.
  • Continued to conduct specialized PREA training to female staff on effective boundaries with offenders.
  • Opened male youthful offenders housing unit at Joseph Harp Correctional Center.

2014 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
totals
Total Allegations
41 0 0 23 3 67
Substantiated 4 0 0 5 0 9
Unsubstantiated 33 0 0 13 3 49
Unfounded
4 0 0 2 0 6
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 3 0 3
Subtotal Results
41 0 0 23 3 67

2014 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the ODOC Contracted Private Prisons

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
totals
Total Allegations
25 1 0 11 0 37
Substantiated 1 0 0 3 0 4
Unsubstantiated 13 1 0 6 0 20
Unfounded
11 0 0 2 0 13
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal Results
25 1 0 11 0 37

2014 PREA Analysis/Corrective Action for the ODOC

  • GTL Offender PREA reporting hotlines installed and monitored at all Department of Corrections and Contract Facilities.
  • Increased PREA resource information provided to offenders during facility PREA orientation.
  • Technology increases and additions of privacy screens, panels and other physical plant modifications.
  • Continued required PREA classroom training for all new ODOC employees as well as an annual training requirement for all other employees.
  • Continued internal facility PREA assessments as well as Department of Justice PREA audits conducted at ODOC and contract facilities.
  • Statewide training to increase knowledge in the area of providing trauma informed services to offender victims was conducted for agency and contract staff as well as statewide rape advocate partners.

2013 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
totals
Total Allegations
28 0 0 25 2 58
Substantiated 2 0 0 8 0 10
Unsubstantiated 21 0 0 11 1 33
Unfounded
5 0 0 5
1 11
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 1 0 1
Subtotal Results
28 0 0 25 2 58

2013 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the ODOC Contracted Private Prisons

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
inmate sexual harassment
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
totals
Total Allegations
18 0 1 13 1 33
Substantiated 3 0 0 5 1 9
Unsubstantiated 12 0 1 6 0 19
Unfounded
3 0 0 2 0 5
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal Results
18 0 1
13 1 33

2013 PREA Analysis/Corrective Action for the ODOC

  • Required PREA training continued for all ODOC employees, contractors and volunteers in 2013, and was specified as an annual training requirement for all employees.
  • Specialized PREA training on investigations in confinement settings was provided by the PREA Resource Center for all Office of Inspector General Agents.
  • Specialized PREA training was provided for mental health and medical personnel, Probation and Parole Officers, and female staff.
  • A multi-point reporting system was established which allows offenders, staff, or third parties to report sexual assault/abuse either verbally, anonymously by phone, or by email.

2012 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for ODOC

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
totals
Total Allegations
30 5 22 3 60
Substantiated 6 3 10 0 20
Unsubstantiated 13 2 9 3 27
Unfounded
11 0 3 0 14
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal Results
30 5 22 3 60

2012 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the ODOC Contracted Private Prisons

  nonconsensual sexual acts
abusive sexual contact
staff sexual misconduct
staff sexual harassment
totals
Total Allegations
9 2 6 1 18
Substantiated 1 2 2 1 6
Unsubstantiated 3 0 2 0 5
Unfounded
5 0 2 0 7
Investigation Ongoing
0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal Results
9 2 6 1 18

2012 PREA Analysis/Corrective Action for the ODOC

  • Required PREA training was provided to all ODOC employees, contractors, and volunteers in 2012.
  • PREA policy, as well as other agency policies and procedures, were revised in accordance with PREA compliance standards to prevent, detect and respond to PREA incidents.
  • PREA training was provided for state contract jails as well as community rape advocate groups.
  • A full time PREA coordinator was appointed for ODOC in 2012.

State Facility PREA Audit Reports


Contract Facility PREA Audit Reports

Last Modified on Jun 30, 2022
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