Bingham County Detention - Prison Rape Elimination Act

Sexual abuse and sexual activity may seriously obstruct the ability of the
Sheriff’s Office to fulfill its mission to prevent crime and provide quality
criminal justice service.  In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination
Act of 2003, the Bingham County Jail has established a zero tolerance
standard regarding the incidence of rape, sexual assault, sexual misconduct,
sexual harassment and sexual activity. As such the Bingham County Sheriff’s
Office maintains ZERO TOLERENCE towards issues of sexual assault, sexual
abuse and/or sexual harassment 









The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law established to address the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and rape in correctional systems. PREA applies to all federal, state, and local prisons, jails, police lock-ups, private facilities, and community settings such as residential facilities. 

The major provisions of PREA are to:
    Develop standards for detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape
    Collect and disseminate information on the incidence of prison rape
    Award grants and technical assistance to help state governments implement the Act
- National Sheriffs' Association, 2012

PREA seeks to insure that jails and other correctional settings protect inmates from sexual assault, sexual harassment, "consensual sex" with employees, and inmate-inmate sexual assault. These violations affect security and staff safety, and pose long-term risks to inmates and staff inside jails, and to the public when victimized inmates are released into the community.

PREA requires jails to keep data regarding inmate-inmate sexual assaults, nonconsensual sexual acts, and staff sexual misconduct.
- National Sheriffs' Association, 2012


















If requested, your anonymity will be protected. Please include the following in your email:
- Incident.
- Who was the victim.
- Who was the suspect.
- Time and date of sexual abuse.

Inmates currently in custody may report in person, through an inmate communication, or through the grievance system.

All criminal investigations with regards to sexual abuse-assault-misconduct
will be investigated by the Bingham County Detective Division and the
Tri-County Sheriff Investigative Team.

03/16/2017 - PREA Auditors Final Summary Report for Bingham
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