What is PREA?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act, otherwise known as PREA, is a federal regulation. The regulation 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 supporting a Zero Tolerance Policy for Sexual Assault/Abuse/Victimization and Harassment in its facilities.

This Zero-Tolerance Policy effects 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.