Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act, otherwise known as PREA, is a federal regulation which requires the elimination, reduction, and prevention of sexual assault and rape in this facility. The Hampshire Jail and House of Correction (HJHC) supports PREA by enforcing a Zero-Tolerance Policy for sexual assault, abuse, victimization, and harassment in its facilities. This Zero-Tolerance Policy affects all of the HJHC, including every employee, contractor, volunteer, visitor, and every person under correctional supervision. Report any assaults or victimizations that are sexual in nature to a staff member, in writing, or call the toll-free hotline (413) 584-0591. Any reports will be kept as confidential as the circumstance allows.

Important Information

Data relative to the Hampshire Sheriff's Office

According to section 115.89 (b) of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, PREA, the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction is required to provide the public aggregated sexual abuse data relative to its facility. The link below will display the data for the previous calendar year:

Annual Report Data

2018 PREA Audit Results

2015 PREA Audit Results