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Information on PREA Standards for Jails

Posted by Ed Prindle on Monday, May 06, 2013 in Association News

The PREA Resource Center (PRC) released the audit instrument for the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) PREA Standards for Prisons and Jails. You can access the instrument at: http://www.prearesourcecenter.org/library/search?keys=PREA+Audit+Instrument&cat=All . The instrument includes a process map, a checklist of documentation, a pre-audit questionnaire, the auditor’s compliance tool, instructions for the auditor’s facility tour, six interview protocols for staff and inmates/detainees, and a template for the auditor’s final report. In addition, the PRC has released a handbook for facilities with each of the standards and the full set of corresponding compliance measures to accompany the audit instrument. The PRC will be hosting a webinar to explain the instrument and the auditing process on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (EDT). You can register for the webinar at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/486466944

The PRC is working with the DOJ to finalize the audit instrument for the PREA Standards for Juvenile Facilities, which will be available sometime in early summer of 2013. The audit instruments for PREA Standards for Community Confinement Facilities and Lockups will be in development this summer and available in the fall of 2013.

I hope this information is helpful!  

Jaime M. Yarussi, M.S.

Assistant Director

Project on Addressing Prison Rape

The Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave NW

50th Street Bldg.

Washington, DC 20016

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