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​Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment. DOC strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for all incarcerated individuals through implementation of policy and procedure that has been developed in accordance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. 

This information defines inmate sexual abuse and sexual harassment and summarizes how DOC is working to keep a sexually safe environment.

PREA compliance is required in all state correctional institutions, DOC's Bureau of Community Corrections facilities and contracted facilities.

Stephen Petersheim | PREA Coordinator
Department of Corrections | Bureau of Standards, Audits, Assessment and Compliance
1920 Technology Parkway | Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Phone: 717.728.2573 

PREA Inmate Intake Handout (English) (pdf)

PREA Inmate Intake Handout (Spanish) (pdf)