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Prison Rape Elimination Act Unit

Christine Preston 
PREA Director

Leigha Weber
PREA Program and Policy Analyst - Advanced

Jason Ruff
PREA Research Analyst - Advanced

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC) has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment in all of its confinement facilities.  Executive Directive 72 outlines the department's efforts to prevent, detect and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment.  The PREA Office coordinates implementation, compliance and audit activities for all WIDOC adult and juvenile facilities.

For Community Members:

Wisconsin Department of Corrections investigates all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates and youth in our custody.  We accept allegations in many forms from inmates and youth, including verbally to any staff member, in writing, through filing a grievance, through our internal and external hotline, anonymously, and from any third party on behalf of an inmate or youth. 

If you wish to report an allegation of sexual abuse or sexual harassment on behalf of any inmate or youth who is, or was at the time of the incident, in a DOC confinement facility please click the report button below to send an e-mail and the allegation will be investigated.  

Please provide as much information as possible including:

Inmate or youth full name
Inmate or youth date of birth
Inmate or youth DOC number 
Facility in which the incident occurred 
Facility in  which inmate or youth is housed at (if different from above)
Description of incident including date, locations, circumstances
Suspect information
Your information, if you wish to be contacted regarding this allegation

Report Sexual Abuse or Sexual Harassment

The DOC works with local law enforcement agencies to ensure that sexual abuse crimes of this nature are thoroughly investigated, and that the individuals involved are held accountable under the law and DOC administrative code.

For Contracted Facilities Only:

If your agency has a current contract with DOC for residential services and you wish to learn more about reporting sexual abuse or sexual harassment please follow the links below.

Response and Reporting Procedure
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Incident Reporting Form (DOC-2784)
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Investigation Closeout Form (DOC-2785)

Wisconsin PREA Data

Definitions of PREA Incident Types
2015 PREA Adult Facilities Annual Report
2014 PREA Adult Facilities Annual Report
2014 PREA Juvenile Facilities Annual Report
2012-2013 1st Quarter Comparison Charts
2012 annual report
2011 annual report
2010 annual report

PREA Audit Reports

Black River Correctional Center
Gordon Correctional Center
Wisconsin Secure Program Facility
St. Croix Correctional Center
McNaughton Correctional Center
Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center
Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center
Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center
Lincoln Hills School/Copper Lake School
Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution
Redgranite Correctional Institution
Drug Abuse Correctional Center
Flambeau Correctional Center
Kenosha Correctional Center
Oregon Correctional Center
John Burke Correctional Center
Marshall Sherrer Correctional Center
New Lisbon Correctional Institution
Taycheedah Correctional Institution
Jackson Correctional Institution
Oshkosh Correctional Institution
Green Bay Correctional Institution
Racine Correctional Institution
Sturtevant Transitional Facility

Thompson Correctional Center

Winnebago Correctional Center

Robert E Ellsworth Correctional Center

Oakhill Correctional Institution

Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility

Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility

Stanley Correctional Institution

Chippewa Valley Treatment Facility

Dodge Correctional Institution

Waupun Correctional Institution

Columbia Correctional Institution

Grow Academy

Fox Lake Correctional Institution

Related Websites

National PREA Resource Center
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Just Detention International