Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

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The 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.

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

PREA Inmate Intake Handout (English) | PREA Inmate Intake Handout (Spanish)

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

Statistics and Reports

DOC PREA Annual Reports


Pennsylvania Parole Board PREA Annual Report


Bureau of Justice Statistics - PREA Summary Reports