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The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) addresses the problem of sexual violence in jails and prisons. It gives rights to those who have been raped in prison as well as funds to protects inmates from rape. It also provides resources and information to individuals in correctional institutions.
PREA covers all adult facilities, as well as juvenile detention centers. Because of PREA, facilities must respond to sexual violence against inmates. They must provide resources for victims, regardless of who the offender is.
Sexual violence is never deserved.  If you experienced sexual violence in a correctional facility, it is not your fault. Whether it was another inmate or prison staff, help is available for you. Please call us to speak with an advocate.  You can call any day or any time at 1.800.770.1650 or text 'IOWAHELP' to 20121.