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.
- Standard 115.88 – PREA Annual Report: The WVDOC will post annual reports on PREA incidents, the agency’s response to those incidents, and any corrective actions taken, in this section of the Website:
- Standard 115.89 – PREA Data: Please review the following aggregate PREA data related to incidents in WVDOC facilities from 2008 – 2012: WVDOC PREA Events 2008 - 2012.pdf (PDF).
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:
Call (304) 558-2036 and ask for Amanda McGrew, the PREA Coordinator.
Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following in your email:
- Incident that occurred
- Who was the victim
- Who is the suspect
- Time and date of sexual abuse
If requested, your anonymity will be protected.