PREA – Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law enacted in 2003 to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement. In addition to providing federal funding for research, programs, training, and technical assistance to address the issue, the legislation mandated the development of national standards. The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission developed recommended national standards for reducing prison rape.

Meherrin River Regional Jail mandates a zero tolerance towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. MRRJ maintains policies that outline the Jail’s approach to preventing, detecting, and reporting of such conduct. There is a zero tolerance of staff on offender, offender on staff, staff on staff, and offender on offender sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The goal is to create an environment and culture of mutual respect For the purposes of this policy, contractors and volunteers will be treated the same as staff.


PREA Investigations

Administrative Investigations conducted by Meherrin River Regional Jail Investigator.
Criminal Investigations conducted by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for the Alberta site.
Criminal Investigations conducted by Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office for the Mecklenburg site.

PREA Documents

Alberta & Mecklenburg Facility


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