Prison Rape Elimination Act
The purpose of the HTPD Prison Rape Elimination Act policy is to establish guidelines for the management, operation, security, detainee accounting and control of the department’s temporary detention facility and to outline the department’s compliance with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).
SThe Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 applies to this department and as such all applicable regulations set forth in the Act shall be adhered to in all interactions with detainees, arrestees, and prisoners. This policy is binding on all department personnel.
In accordance with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the department (28 C.F.R. Part 115.111):
Has established a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment towards any detainee,
Ensures that all detainees have the right to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and
Has established a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of retaliation against anyone who reports sexual abuse and sexual harassment or who cooperates in a sexual abuse investigation.