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  PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT (PREA)

Terrell County Correctional Institution has a zero tolerance policy towards ALL forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment at our facility.  This includes inmate on inmate sexual abuse or harassment as well as employee on inmate sexual abuse or harassment.

Any information regarding sexual abuse or harassment of an inmate can be reported via the sources below:
           Ombudsman's Office at 478-992-5358
                                Or in writing to:
State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Office of Victim Services
         2 MLK, Jr. Drive, SE, Balcony Level, East Tower
                         Atlanta, Georgia    30334
                                      Or:
THIRD PARTY REPORTING-PREA.report.@gdc.ga.gov
has been created to receive allegations from anyone with
e-mail access
In addition, inmates themselves may make reports of sexual abuse or sexual harassment through confidential phone calls to the PREA hotline at *773, thru reporting it to any staff member at the facility, thru written note to any staff member, thru their counselor or thru a third party.  Third parties can also make reports of sexual abuse or harassment on behalf of the inmate.  (NOTE) Any report can be made anonymously.  Any allegations of sexual abuse or harassment will be thoroughly investigated by both TCCI and also outside agencies.  For inmate on inmate allegations, reports will be investigated by GDC Office of Professional Standards and Terrell County C. I. Investigators.  For staff on inmate allegations, reports will be investigated by Terrell County Sheriff's Department as well as Terrell County Government.  Further information on the PREA policy can be found on the GDC Public Website or call Terrell County C. I. at 229-335-3005 and ask for the PREA compliance manager.  Terrell County Correctional Institution has had no allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment since PREA reporting began in 2012.

All sexual allegations will be investigated by our Facility Investigator Lieutenant Donald Jessie.  If criminal charges are deemed necessary the case will be forwarded to the Terrell County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Department of Corrections.

For the year of 2015 there were no reports of any type of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct at Terrell County Correctional Institute.
 TERRELL COUNTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION HAS NOT HAD ANY PREA (SEXUAL VIOLATION CASES TO OCCUR AT THIS FACILITY AS OF THE MONTH OF MARCH IN THE YEAR 2017.