Prison Rape Elimination Act

PREA sealThe North Carolina Department of Public Safety is committed to a standard of zero-tolerance of any undue familiarity or personal misconduct between employees and offenders. We make a commitment to provide professional and appropriate services to our offender population and support to staff for their roles in accomplishing these responsibilities. PREA's mission is to promote public safety by the administration of a fair and humane system which provides reasonable opportunities for adjudicated offenders to develop progressively responsible behavior. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 fits perfectly with that mission. Each employee is vital to the prevention and detection of undue familiarity in order to protect offenders and safeguard our communities.

We envision a safe and humane correctional environment free from the threat of any act of undue familiarity and sexual abuse. We see ourselves working collaboratively with others to develop programs and strategies that safeguard the well-being of offenders.


Professionalism with offenders is critical to maintaining a healthy correctional culture and safe environment. Undue familiarity is found among custody, probation, program, medical, mental health, chaplains, clerical, food service staff, surveillance, intake/ community service staff and others. No job classification is immune to undue familiarity. A staff member who engages in undue familiarity with an offender jeopardizes their career as well as their livelihood in the community.

Submit a report of undue familiarity or sexual misconduct (via email)

 Reporting methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Prison facility or judicial district office
  • Officer-in-charge or probation officer
  • Facility or division administrator
  • Correction employee
  • Division director's office
  • Dept. of Public Safety Communications Office 1-800-368-1985
  • PREA Administration office (919) 825-2754 or

Legal Documents
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003
NC General Statute 14-27.7
Employee statement - PREA hiring and promotion prohibitions
PREA Acknowledgement

Maintaining an atmosphere of professionalism
Employee bulletin
Watch your step
Breaking the Silence of Abuse - poster
Volunteers - Maintaining boundaries
PREA Awareness for inmates/offenders
Road to Recovery - poster

Informational Handouts
Daily Dozen
Red Flags
Instructions for accessing PREA training in the Learning Management System

2019 Sexual Abuse Annual Report
2017-2018 Sexual Abuse Annual Report
2015-2016 Sexual Abuse Annual Report
2015 Sexual Abuse Annual Report

PREA Audit Reports

Cycle 1: 2013-2016

Cycle 1: 2013-2016

Year 1: August 2013 - August 2014 

No reports

Year 2: August 2014 - August 2015 

Caswell Correctional Center
Chatham Youth Development Center
Dan River Prison Work Farm

Year 3: August 2015 - August 2016

Cycle 2: 2016 - 2019

Cycle 2: 2016 - 2019

Year 1: August 2016 - August 2017 

Albemarle Correctional Institution
Alexander Juvenile Detention Center
Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution
Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center
Burke CRV Center
Cabarrus Juvenile Detention Center
Carteret Correctional Center
Caswell Correctional Center
Central Prison
Columbus Correctional Institution
Craven Correctional Institution
Cumberland Regional Juvenile Detention Center
Dan River Prison Work Farm
Davidson Correctional Center
Eastern Correctional Institution
Foothills Correctional Institution
Forsyth Correctional Center
Hyde Correctional Institution
Johnston Correctional Institution
Lanesboro Correctional Institution
Lincoln Correctional Center
Lumberton Correctional Institution
Marion Correctional Institution
Mountain View Correctional Institution
N.C. Correctional Institution for Women
New Hanover Correctional Center
New Hanover Juvenile Detention Center
Odom Correctional Institution 
Orange Correctional Center
Pamlico Correctional Institution
Pender Correctional Institution
Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center
Polk Correctional Institution
Randolph Correctional Institution
Robeson CRV Center
Rutherford Correctional Center
Scotland Correctional Institution
Southern Correctional Institution
Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center
Tyrrell Prison Work Farm
Wake Correctional Center
Wake Juvenile Detention Center
Warren Correctional Institution
Wilkes Correctional Center


Year 2: August 2017 - August 2018

Alexander Correctional Institution
Bertie Correctional Institution
Caldwell Correctional Center
Caledonia Correctional Institution
Chatham Youth Development Center
Craggy Correctional Center
DART Cherry Program
Edgecombe Youth Development Center
Franklin Correctional Institution
Gaston Correctional Center
Greene Correctional Institution
Maury Correctional Institution
Nash Correctional Institution
Robeson CRV Center
Swannanoa Correctional Center
Sampson Correctional Institution
Sanford Correctional Institution

Year 3: August 2018 - August 2019

Alexander Juvenile Detention Center
Black Mountain SAT Center
Burke CRV Center
Catawba Correctional Center
Davidson Correctional Institution
Forsyth Correctional Institution
Harnett Correctional Institution
Hoke Correctional Institution
Lanesboro Correctional Institution  
Lenoir Youth Development Center 
Marion Correctional Institution
Morrison Correctional Institution
Mountain View Correctional Institution
Neuse Correctional Institution
Tabor Correctional Institution
Wilkes Correctional Institution



Cycle 3: 2019 - 2022