PREA – Sexual Harassment

WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT?

Sexual Harassment of an inmate, detainee, or resident by another resident or a staff member, contactor, or volunteer includes:

  • Repeated and unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal comments, gestures, or actions of a derogatory or offensive sexual nature by one resident directed toward another; and
  • Repeated verbal comments or gestures of a sexual nature to a resident by a staff member, contractor, or volunteer, including demeaning references to gender, sexually suggestive or derogatory comments about body or clothing, or obscene language gestures.