Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

County Seat - Port Townsend, WA - Dave Stanko, Sheriff

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Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law that prohibits and seeks to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconduct in correctional institutions and community corrections settings. The Jefferson County Jail is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and offenders.

The Jefferson County Jail  has zero tolerance for sexual assault or abuse of any person or sexual relationships between staff and offenders

Offenders who have consensual sexual contact with another offender will be disciplined

Offenders who have non–consensual sexual contact with another offender will be disciplined and referred to law enforcement

Employees, contract staff, volunteers and vendors who engage in sexual contact or sexual misconduct with offenders will be terminated and referred for criminal prosecution when applicable

How to Report Institutional Sexual Assault and/or Staff Sexual Misconduct

If you have information regarding an offender who has been sexually assaulted while under Local custody or community supervision, please call Calls to this number in DOC Headquarters are recorded. Messages are checked Monday through Friday between 7a.m. – 3p.m. by administration

   Jefferson County Jail PREA hotline 360-344-9770 or write to

  PREA/JCSO Jail 79 Elkins RD, Port Hadlock, Wa. 98339                                                                  

You don’t have to give your name but it is critical that you provide as many details as possible. This includes:

The name(s) and locations of persons involved

The name(s) or description of any witnesses to the incident

A brief description of the incident(s)

A brief description of where the event(s) occurred

The date(s), time and place of occurrence(s)

Names and contact information of others who might have additional information about the incident

Your contact phone number and address (optional)

The Jefferson County Jail investigates all allegations of offender–on–offender sexual assaults and staff sexual misconduct.

Reporting Information for DOC Inmates Housed in the Jefferson County Jail

Offenders serving their sentence within a DOC facility are urged to report allegations of rape, sexual contact or staff sexual misconduct to the toll–free number (0-800-586-9431 from a prison facility). Offenders can also report by submitting a kite, a grievance, telling a trusted staff member, asking a family member or friend to call the hotline or by sending a written report to the PREA unit in DOC Headquarters via legal mail.

If you have questions or would like additional information about PREA, please contact:

PO Box 41108
Olympia, WA 98504-1108
(360) 725-8858