Alaska Adopts PREA Policies

JUNEAU, Alaska — Observing Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) requirements, Alaska has adopted its first written policy on prison rape. The document outlines a zero-tolerance policy on sexual misconduct, and provides guidelines and procedures consistent with PREA to reduce the risk of sexual abuse and assault in correctional facilities. The policy went into effect June 12, and the state will undergo a formal PREA audit sometime in the next year.

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