141 W Elm
Wichita, KS 67203
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law established to
elimination and prevention of sexual assault and sexual misconduct in
PREA addresses both inmate-to-inmate sexual assault and staff-to-inmate sexual
Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility (SCADF) fully supports the guidelines
set forth in
this law and has ZERO-TOLERANCE for any and all incidents of sexual assault and
misconduct in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.
The SCADF implements its “Zero-Tolerance” policies through a facility-wide
that begins when inmates are initially admitted into the facility. When inmates
enter our intake
area they are met with a comprehensive educational process where their rights to
be free from
sexual abuse and harassment is explained in detail to them. From there an
conducted on every inmate to determine their individual risk of victimization or
an objective measurement tool based on specific risk factors. This tool is
utilized to make an
individualized determination of housing and program assignments for each inmate.
Throughout the facility, inmates are exposed to education concerning reporting
the use of the inmate handbook on kiosks in every inmate living area. In
addition to this, there
are posters and a video played twice a day with information in regards to sexual
and information concerning victim advocacy.
Inmates at the facility are housed in living units called housing pods. Each
housing pod is
designed to create direct observation of all inmate corridors so as to minimize
monitoring is utilized throughout the jail facility to enhance security and
When it comes to sexual activity within the jail facility, SCADF policies and
clear; ALL SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS PROHIBITED. Beyond those rules, forced or coerced
sexual behavior is a criminal act that merits criminal prosecution.
All substantiated incidents are reported to the investigation section and an
investigation is conducted to ensure the perpetrator faces the full consequences
of the law. The SCADF ensure that all incidents of sexual assault are thoroughly
investigated and referred for prosecution to the Sedgwick County District
In accordance with PREA, all investigations are assigned one of three possible
Substantiated - an allegation which was investigated and determined to have
Unfounded - an allegation which was investigated and determined not to
Unsubstantiated - an allegation which produced insufficient
evidence to make a final determination of a substantiated or unfounded claim.
In the year beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2014, there were 4
substantiated allegations, 7 unsubstantiated allegations, 26 unfounded cases of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment. The chart below
provides a comparison between fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014
Of the four substantiated cases,two were classified as Offender on Offender
Non-Consensual Sexual Assault which resulted in the two separate suspects
being referred for prosecution. The other two cases were classified as Offender
on Offender Abusive Sexual Assault/Harassment.
All 11 incidents were investigated promptly, thoroughly and objectively yet, did not produce evidence
sufficient to make any type of definitive judgment.
In 2015, beginning on January 1, 2015 and ending on December 31, 2015, there were 7 substantiated allegations by inmates,
16 unsubstantiated allegations by inmates, and 17 unfounded allegations by inmates of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment.
The chart below provides a comparison between fiscal year 2014 and fiscal year 2015.
Of the seven substantiated cases, one was classified as Offender on Offender Non-Consensual Sexual Assault; two cases were classified as Offender on Offender Abusive
Sexual Act. There were four classified as Offender on Offender Sexual Harassment, in 2015 this was an added to the classification table.
If you feel that your family member or friend has been the victim of sexual
abuse at the hands of another inmate or if you have information concerning
suspected incidents of employee sexual misconduct involving Sedgwick County
Adult Detention personnel, please submit a
report form to the Sedgwick
County Sheriff's Office.
Â§115.6 Definitions related to Sexual Abuse
Substantiated - An allegation that was investigated and determined to have
Unfounded - An allegation that was investigated and determined not to have
Unsubstantiated - An allegation that was investigated and the investigation
produced insufficient evidence to make a final determination as to whether or
not the event occurred.
Transgender: A person whose gender identity (i.e., internal sense of feeling male or female) is different from the person’s assigned sex at birth.
Intersex: A person whose sexual or reproductive anatomy or chromosomal pattern does not seem to fit typical definitions of male or female. Intersex medical conditions are sometimes referred to as disorders of sex development.
To watch the PREA Training Video, please click here
Persons interested in volunteering at the Sedgwick County Detention Facility and/or contractors working within the secure area of the facility,
are required to watch this video. After viewing the video you will be required to contact the inmate coordinators office, make arrangements to complete an
examination and the information acknowledgment form. Not all persons completing this training will be granted
access to the facility, you will have to be preapproved by staff and pass a background check
Survey of Sexual Violence (January 2012 – December 31, 2012)
Survey of Sexual Violence (January 2013 – December 31, 2013)
Survey of Sexual Assault (January
2014 - December 2014)
Memorandum of Understanding - Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (victim
Final PREA Audit Report 2016
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Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community
so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and
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