Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
- DOC Policy 490.800 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Prevention & Reporting
- DOC Policy 490.820 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Risk Assessments & Assignments
- DOC Policy 490.850 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Response
- Aggravated Sexual Assault Checklist (Attachment 1)
- PREA Sexual Assault Medical Follow-up Checklist (Attachment 2)
- PREA Investigation Process for Offenders (Attachment 3)
- PREA Reporting Process (Attachment 4)
- PREA Response & Containment Checklist (Attachment 5)
- PREA Response Kit Contents (Attachment 6)
- PREA Response Plan Contents (Attachment 7)
- Prison Partners for Stand-Alone Minimums and Work Releases (Attachment 8)
- DOC Policy 490.860 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigation
Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) forms that apply to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). These forms are for internal use only and not available on the website. You may obtain a copy of these forms by submitting a Public Records Request.
- DOC 02–348 Fight/Assault Activity Review
- DOC 02–351 Investigation Report Template
- DOC 02–378 Investigative Finding Sheet
- DOC 02–382 PREA Data Collection
- DOC 02–383 Local PREA Investigation Review Checklist
- DOC 02–384 Protocol for the Housing of Transgender and Intersex Offenders
- DOC 02–385 Protocol for Housing Review for Transgender and Intersex Offenders
- DOC 02–400 Notice of PREA Investigations Findings
- DOC 03–478 PREA Acknowledgement Prior to Training
- DOC 03–484 Interview Acknowledgement
- DOC 03–503 PREA Monthly Retaliation Monitoring Report
- DOC 03–505 Law Enforcement Referral of PREA Allegation
- DOC 05–512 Work Release Orientation
- DOC 07–019 PREA Risk Assessment
- DOC 07–024 Conditions, Requirements, and Instructions
- DOC 13–035 Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information
- DOC 13–048 Refusal of Medical, Dental, Mental Health, and/or Surgical Treatment
- DOC 13–349 Intersystem Mental Health Screening
- DOC 13–420 Request for Mental Health Assessment
- DOC 13–435 Primary Encounter Report
- DOC 16–357 Crime Scene Containment/Preservation/Processing checklist
- DOC 16–358 Crime Scene Security Log
- DOC 21–043 Evidence card
- DOC 21–563 PREA Vulnerability Assessment
- DOC 21–379 Report of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Allegation to an outside agency
Laws & Regulations
Federal Laws & Code
- Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
From the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Public and Private Laws collection, 108th Congress, Public Law 79
- PREA National Standards for Adult Prisons and Jails
From the GPO's Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) , Title 28 Judicial Administration, Volume 2, Chapter I, Part 115, Subpart A
- 42 USC 1997: Definitions
From the United States Code (USC) Title 42-The Public Health & Welfare, Chapter 21-Civil Rights, Subchapter I-A-Institutionalized Persons. Referenced in DOC Policy 490.800.
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
- RCW 9A.44.160 Custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree.
Regarding first degree sexual misconduct, defined as "sexual intercourse with another person," when the victim is a resident of a Washington correctional facility and the perpetrator is an employee or contractor of a correctional agency, or is a law enforcement officer.
- RCW 9A.44.170 Custodial sexual misconduct in the second degree.
Regarding second degree sexual misconduct, defined as "sexual contact with another person," when the victim is a resident of a Washington correctional facility and the perpetrator is an employee or contractor of a correctional agency, or is a law enforcement officer.
- RCW 72.09.225 Sexual misconduct by state employees, contractors.
Actions to be taken at the Department of Corrections (DOC) when the Secretary has reasonable cause to believe that sexual intercourse or sexual contact between an employee and an inmate has occurred.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
- WAC 137-28-190 Referral to law enforcement.
Regarding the referral of sexual misconduct allegations to law enforcement that are or appear to be criminal in nature.
The Department of Corrections (DOC) is committed to the provision of safe and secure facilities for inmates and staff. The Annual PREA Report is reflective of our obligation as public servants to meet our vision of Working Together for Safer Communities.
- 2020 PREA Annual Report (DOC 2021)
- 2019 PREA Annual Report (DOC 2020)
- 2018 PREA Annual Report (DOC 2019)
- 2017 PREA Annual Report (DOC 2018)
- 2016 PREA Annual Report (DOC 2017)
- 2015 PREA Annual Report (DOC 2016)
- 2014 PREA Annual Report (DOC 2015)
- 2013 PREA Annual Report (DOC 2014)
PREA requires that each entity complete audits by Department of Justice certified audits in one-third of its facilities each year. Once finalized, the audit reports are then posted to the agency's website for review.
Audits have been completed at the following facilities and the final audit reports are linked for your review.
AHCC2015 | 2017 | 2021
CBCC2015 | 2017 | 2021
CCCC2014 | 2017 | 2020
CRCC2016 | 2018 | 2022
LCC2015 | 2018 | 2021
MCC2016 | 2018
MCCCW2014 | 2017 | 2019
OCC2015 | 2017 | 2021
SCCC2014 | 2017 | 2020
WCC2015 | 2017 | 2022
WCCW2014 | 2017 | 2020
WSP2016 | 2018 | 2022
Ahtanum View2015 | 2018 | 2021
Bellingham2016 | 2018 | 2022
Bishop Lewis2014 | 2017 | 2019
Brownstone2015 | 2017
Eleanor Chase2015 | 2017 | 2021
Helen B. Ratcliff2014 | 2017 | 2019
Rap House & Lincoln Park2015
Longview2016 | 2019 | 2022
Olympia2016 | 2018 | 2022
Peninsula2015 | 2017 | 2021
Progress House2015 | 2017 | 2021
Reynolds2014 | 2017 | 2019
Tri-Cities2015 | 2018 | 2021
Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) publications that apply to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
- Information for Community Corrections Contractors 400-BR013
- Information for Family and Friends 400-BR021
- Information for Incarcerated Individuals 400-BR017
- Información para Individuos Encarcelados 400-BR017s
- Information for Staff, Contract Staff and Volunteers 400-BR016
- Sexual Assault Support Victim Advocacy – A Resource for Incarcerated Individuals 400-BR020
- Zero Tolerance: PREA Information for Family & Friends 005-B1
- PREA Poster 005-P1
- Prison Rape Elimination Act Reporting Reminder – DNR Staff 400-PO010
- Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
- National Institute of Corrections (NIC) PREA Online Training
- National PREA Resource Center (PRC)
- Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
- Office of Crime Victim Advocacy (OCVA)
- Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)
- Advocacy with Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Violence in Washington State (WCSAP)
- OCVA Victim Services Standards Brochure (DOC-OCVA)
- Post Trauma Syndrome: The Psychological Effects of Trauma Brochure (OCVA)
- WA Department of Corrections Sexual Assault Support (WCSAP)
- What is Community Based Advocacy? Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault (WCSAP)