The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) was signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2003. After nationwide data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, final rules for facilities governed by PREA became effective on August 20, 2012.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is committed to PREA compliance and makes every effort to provide a sexually safe environment for everyone committed to our custody.
The Cass County Sheriff’s office maintains a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates in our correctional facilities. Employees, Volunteers, Contractors and inmates will all be held accountable to established PREA Standards and all are provided with training and information regarding their rights and responsibilities under this law.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will accept third party reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment on behalf of inmates within our facilities. The PREA Coordinator is Lt. Katie Fuller and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (701) 271-2966.
Every reported incident of sexual harassment or sexual abuse will be investigated and documented by a qualified investigator.