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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

Prison Rape Elimination Act Of 2003

What is PREA?

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

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If you were the victim of a sexual assault while in the custody of the
Bingham County Sheriff , any law enforcement agency, or if you know of an incident of sexual assault or abuse of a person in custody; you may report it to the Sheriff's Office by utilizing the following information:

Jail administration:
                                             Captain Mark Cowley

                                              Sergeant Joni Ramirez
                                           Sheriff's Office Administrator
                                                      (208) 785-4440

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 County Detention