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Submit a Tip to the PREA Coordinator

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Submit a Tip to the PREA Coordinator

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) is the first United States federal law passed dealing with the sexual assault of prisoners. The bill was signed into law on September 4, 2003.

This tip reporting system is available to the public as a means to provide confidential information regarding information concerning threats, abuses, assaults, or activity of a sexual nature in the Hamilton County Correctional Facility.

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What other ways can a third party report sexual abuse and sexual harassment?

A third party can report abuse using the same channels as a victim of sexual abuse. Under these standards, an agency must accept all third-party reports received through: (1) a facility’s grievance system; (2) verbal reports (made in-person or via telephone); (3) written communication such as a letter or email; (4) contact with agency officials; and (5) the agency’s designated outside reporting entity, like a police department.

A third party can submit a report without disclosing her or his name or the name of the alleged victim or abuser. A report may be submitted in a language other than English. Also, a third party has the right to assist an inmate with completing and filing her or his own report of abuse or harassment.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office assures all citizens that any information obtained through this tip system will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. All tips are submitted securely and are used solely for the purposes of gathering information to assist in civil process. You will not be contacted unless you explicity authorize the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office to do so, by specifying your contact information in the body of the message.