PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)

Compliance with PREA Standards

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 established the requirement for Zero Tolerance for acts of Sexual Abuse or Harassment in confinement facilities. The law also required the creation of compliance standards with the goal of eliminating these acts. The WV Division of Corrections (WVDOC) is in compliance with these standards and fully investigates each allegation of sexual abuse or harassment, regardless of source, and refers appropriate cases to the WV State Police for criminal investigation.

PREA Coordinator for the Division of Corrections

PREA Compliance Managers At DOC Facilities

Below you will find statistical data related to PREA incidents in WVDOC facilities.

PREA Reports

Additional Resources

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

If you were the victim of sexual misconduct while in custody in West Virginia, or if you know of a person in custody in West Virginia who was a victim, you may report it to the WV Division of Corrections by using the following methods:

By Phone

Call (304) 558-2036 and ask for Amanda McGrew, the PREA Coordinator.

By Email

Send emails to docprea@wv.gov. Please include the following in your email:
  1. Incident that occurred
  2. Who was the victim
  3. Who is the suspect
  4. Time and date of sexual abuse

If requested, your anonymity will be protected.