PREA

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law to guide correctional institutions about detecting, preventing, reducing, and punishing sexual abuse/misconduct in confinement settings. Anoka County Corrections has a zero-tolerance policy for any sexual behavior, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct of inmate-on-inmate or staff-on-inmate. Staff includes: employee, volunteer, official visitor, or contract staff. 

All inmates are educated on how to report such acts while in Anoka County Community Corrections facilities. If you or someone you know has been victimized, or may be at risk of being a victim, report it immediately. 

All reports are taken seriously and will be thoroughly investigated. False reports will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
To report sexual abuse or sexual harassment in our facilities:
For Adults in the Anoka County Workhouse         Brochure:  English   Spanish
PREA Reporting Hotline 763-712-2715
PREA Reporting Hotline - inside the Workhouse Dial *773 on inmate phones
Email ACW.PREA@co.anoka.mn.us
Talk to any staff member  
Submit a kite  
File a grievance  
Victim support services - Alexandra House 763-780-2330
For Juveniles in the Lino Lakes Juvenile Center      Brochure:  English   Spanish
PREA Reporting Hotline 651-783-7502
PREA Reporting Hotline - inside the Juvenile Center Dial 7502
Email LinoJCPREA@co.anoka.mn.us
Talk to any staff member  
File a grievance  
Victim support services - Alexandra House 763-780-2330

PREA Reports


In compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the Anoka County Community Corrections Department is required to post the number of substantiated, unsubstantiated and unfounded incidents that have occurred at our facilities. 

Audit Compliance Report 2015: Anoka County Adult Workhouse (PDF)
  1. PREA Report 2015
PREA incidents reported in 2015:

Anoka County Adult Workhouse
Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts
  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 2
  • Unfounded: 0
Allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 1
Allegations of sexual harassment
  • Substantiated: 1
  • Unsubstantiated: 1
  • Unfounded: 0
Anoka County Juvenile Center
Allegations of non-consensual sexual acts
  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 0
Allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 0
Allegations of sexual harassment
  • Substantiated: 0
  • Unsubstantiated: 0
  • Unfounded: 0
See PREA Report Definitions (PDF) for more information about these terms.