ALBEMARLE-CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL JAIL

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PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT (PREA)
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY

ALL SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS PROHIBITED at ACRJ. Beyond those rules, forced or coerced sexual behavior is a criminal act that merits criminal prosecution.

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail has zero tolerance for all forms of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment against inmates by other inmates, staff, contractors or volunteers.  The Albemarle-Charlottesville Region Jail takes allegations of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment very seriously regardless of the alleged victim’(s) and/or perpetrator’(s) status, and therefore mandates Jail employees, contractors, and volunteers maintain a professional relationship with all persons under the supervision of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.   

This information can be reported anonymously.

The Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) to ensure that all referred incidents of sexual assault are thoroughly investigated and referred for prosecution as appropriate to the Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail PREA Definitions

Unsubstantiated Allegation - An allegation that was investigated and the investigation produced insufficient evidence to make a final determination as to whether or not the event occurred.

Substantiated Allegation - An allegation that was investigated and determined to have occurred.

Unfounded Allegation - An allegation that was investigated and determined not to have occurred. 

Non-PREA Event   -  An allegation that was investigated and determined not to be a PREA event.
 

Sexual Abuse (inmate perpetrator)
Includes the following:

  1. Sexual abuse of an inmate, detainee, or resident by another inmate, detainee, or resident; and

  2. Sexual abuse of an inmate, detainee, or resident by a staff member, contractor, or volunteer.

Sexual abuse of an inmate, detainee, or resident by another inmate, detainee, or resident includes any of the following acts, if the victim does not consent, is coerced into such act by overt or implied threats of violence, or is unable to consent or refuse:

  1. Contact between the penis and the vulva or the penis and the anus, including penetration, however slight;

  2. Contact between the mouth and the penis, vulva, or anus;

  3. Penetration of the anal or genital opening of another person, however slight, by a hand, finger, object, or other instrument; and any other intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or the buttocks of another person, excluding contact incidental to a physical altercation.


Sexual Abuse (staff perpetrator)
Includes the following:

Sexual abuse of an inmate, detainee, or resident by a staff member, contractor, or volunteer includes any of the following acts, with or without consent of the inmate, detainee, or resident:

  1. Contact between the penis and the vulva or the penis and the anus, including penetration, however slight;

  2. Contact between the mouth and the penis, vulva, or anus;

  3. Contact between the mouth and any body part where the staff member, contractor, or volunteer has the intent to abuse, arouse, or gratify sexual desire;

  4. Penetration of the anal or genital opening, however slight, by a hand, finger, object, or other instrument, that is unrelated to official duties or where the staff member, contractor, or volunteer has the intent to abuse, arouse, or gratify sexual desire;

  5. Any other intentional contact, either directly or through the clothing, of or with the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or the buttocks, that is unrelated to official duties or where the staff member, contractor, or volunteer has the intent to abuse, arouse, or gratify sexual desire;

  6. Any attempt, threat, or request by a staff member, contractor, or volunteer to engage in the activities described in paragraphs (1)-(5) of this section;

  7. Any display by a staff member, contractor, or volunteer of his or her uncovered genitalia, buttocks, or breast in the presence of an inmate, detainee, or resident, and

  8. Voyeurism by a staff member, contractor, or volunteer. Includes the invasion of privacy of an inmate, detainee, or resident by staff for reasons unrelated to official duties, such as peering at an inmate who is using a toilet in his or her cell to perform bodily functions; requiring an inmate to expose his or her buttocks, genitals, or breasts; or taking images of all or part of an inmate’s naked body or of an inmate performing bodily functions.

Sexual Harassment

The repeated and unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal comments, gestures, or actions of a derogatory or offensive sexual nature by one inmate, detainee, or resident directed toward another; or the repeated verbal comments or gestures of a sexual nature to an inmate, detainee, or 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 or gestures.

If you or someone you know were sexually abused or sexually harassed while in custody at 

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail:

You can report this following several ways without fear of retaliation against you or the alleged victim. Anyone can report on the behalf of an inmate. You may stay anonymous if you desire, however, in the report, please be sure to provide as much information as possible:

  • Alleged victim

  • Alleged abuser(s)

  • Date

  • Time

  • Location

  • Your contact information (if you wish to be contacted back) 

RIGHT TO REPORT 

  • If you, or someone you know, are experiencing sexual abuse or sexual harassment, ACRJ wants to know. We want you to report right away! Why? 

    • We want to keep YOU safe; it is our job! It is your right to be free from sexual abuse and sexual harassment. 

    • We want to conduct an investigation of the reported incident. 

    • We want to hold the perpetrator accountable for his/her actions. 

    • We want to provide YOU with relevant information and support services. 

 

 WAYS to Report:  

  • Tell any staff ACRJ staff member

    • Email:  prea@acrj.org 

    • Call:    (434) 977-6981 x241 and ask for:

      • Mrs. Gequetta “G.” Murray-Key (PREA Coordinator / PREA Investigator) murray-keyg@acrj.org

      • Lt. Strack (PREA / Internal Affairs Investigator) strackj@acrj.org 

      • Shift Commander

      • Command Staff

      • Inmate Request Form placed in an envelope addressed to PREA (Inmates only)

      • Tell any staff member

    • OAR–JACC (Offender Aid and Restoration–Jefferson Area Community Corrections) 3rd Party Reporting

    • SARA (Sexual Assault Resource Agency) – Advocate / 3rd Party Reporting

False allegations are taken serious will be handled to the fullest extent of the law due to the nature, seriousness and impact of this type of reporting.

ACRJ PREA Audit Results - Interim Final Report (conducted June 12th, 2016 - June 13th, 2016)
Annual PREA Report (2015)
Annual PREA Report (2014)
Federal Sexual Assault Reporting Regulation; Procedure in the Event of Sexual Assault; Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Survey of Sexual Violence (January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013)
Survey of Sexual Violence (January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014)
Memorandum of Understanding  - Albemarle Police Department (Criminal Investigations)
Memorandum of Understanding –  The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)
Memorandum of Understanding – University of Virginia Medical Center (SANE Nurse)
Memorandum of Understanding –  (OAR) Offender Aid and Restoration Jefferson Area Community Corrections  (Third Party Reporting)