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1 Idaho Department of Correction Prison Rape Elimination Act Brent D. Reinke, Director

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7 Idaho’s PREA Reality

8 IDOC Response to PREA Mandatory training PREA Hotline System to identify at-risk, predatory inmates Assault Response Teams Physical plant changes Aggressive investigation & prosecution

9 PREA Training, Idaho Roots A national film crew spent a week in Idaho in 2004 taping a PREA training video. Still used today, it encourages inmates to report sexual assaults.

10 The Promise: 2003 The Reality: 2012 “The Attorney General shall not establish a national standard under this section that would impose substantial additional costs compared to the costs presently expended by Federal, State, and local prison authorities.” $6.9 billion* *Federal Register: Estimated federal cost of enforcing PREA.

11 Idaho’s System

12 National Standards Governor’s Executive Order, January 2014 Established task force to develop Idaho PREA standards

13 PREA Standards Sampling StandardKey AreaStatus Supervision & Monitoring IPREA removes requirement Unattainable for some facilities Youthful inmatesIPREA removes requirement Audit processesIPREA: Establishes auditing processes based on IPREA standards

14 PREA Standards Sampling StandardKey AreaStatus PREA Coordinator must be upper-level IPREA removes this specific element, but retains rest of Cross-gender viewing/ audible announcement requirement IPREA: Facility determines best practice Enhanced background check required for all contractors IPREA: Modified to contractors with unsupervised contact with offenders Criminal case; keep offender apprised in criminal cases involving a staff member IPREA: Removes duplicated facility obligation; prosecutorial, victim coordinator responsibility

15 Idaho PREA Standards Response “We don’t gain safety by checking boxes on audits.” “Idaho supports the spirit and intention of PREA and the National PREA Standards, but a law with good intent has evolved into a law with too much red tape.” -Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

16 PREA Estimated Costs PREA CostsTotal Budget Adult $1,000,000$205,630,000 Juvenile$2,760,859 $48,136,300 Idaho Counties$3,053,250 TOTAL$6,814,109

17 Safety First Fiscal year: July 1 to June 30

18 Turnover Impacts Security New Correctional Officers graduate, June 2014

19 Idaho PREA Standards Response “We don’t gain safety by checking boxes on audits.” “Idaho will continue its commitment to a zero- tolerance standard and ensure that the detection and prevention of, response to, and punishment for prison rape remains a top priority within its prisons, jails and juvenile correctional and detention facilities.” -Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

20 Mission To promote a safer Idaho by reducing recidivism. Vision Dedicated and committed staff will transform lives one person, one family, one community at a time. Goals


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