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Community Justice Center

Chief of Corrections: Don Marlow

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act is a federal law established to address the elimination and prevent of sexual assault, sexual misconduct and harassment for those who are incarcerated.  The Skagit County Justice center is a Zero Tolerance Facility regarding all forms of sexual misconduct.  A PREA violation can be in any form of written, physical, or verbal misconduct from other inmates or by staff members.

Reporting while Incarcerated
Every Inmate is provided a basic understanding of PREA when they undergo the booking process. There are posters around the facility, a 15 minute educational video is shown on weekends, and an informational pamphlet can be requested at any time. Besides education there is a direct contact line open on all inmate phones to directly reach the CADA 24 hour crisis line for confidential reporting.

Ways to report misconduct as a third party representative or prior inmate
If you or someone else has information regarding a Skagit County Jail Inmate who has been sexually assaulted, abused, or harassed while incarcerated, please call Skagit County Justice Center and request a Supervisor or the PREA Coordinator (360) 416-1960 or call Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services at (360) 336-9591.

To allow the agency to provide you or the victim the best service possible, please gather as much information as possible before you call. Suggested information includes but is not limited to:

  • Names of the individuals involved or may have witnessed the assault.
  • A detailed description of the incident(s).
  • Location and approximate time and date the incident occurred.
  • Your name, phone number, and possibly an address.

The Skagit County Community Justice Center takes all reports very seriously, we will not penalize for making reports for yourself/ or others. Intentional false reports and sexual perpetrators will face disciplinary repercussions and possible criminal charges.