Prison Rape Elimination Act

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): §115.54 Third Party Reporting

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office (NHSO) has a zero tolerance for all forms of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment within the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility. NHSO will immediately respond to allegations, fully investigate reported alleged incidents, pursue disciplinary action based upon the outcome of the investigations in accordance with the PREA standards, and refer for prosecution those who perpetrate prohibited conduct.

View the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Prison Rape Elimination Act Annual Report (PDF).

View the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Prison Rape Elimination Act Allegation Chart (PDF).

How to Report Sexual Abuse at the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Inmates are encouraged to report all allegations of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment immediately by:

  • Informing any NHSO employee or volunteer, including medical staff
  • Writing to the Office of Professional Compliance 3950 Juvenile Center Road Castle Hayne, NC 28429
  • Contacting the PREA Coordinator via an inmate grievance form

If you have any information regarding an inmate who has been sexually abused in the New Hanover County Detention Facility, you may report on behalf of an inmate by contacting the NHSO PREA Coordinator's confidential mailbox where messages may be left anonymously at 910-798-4246 or NHSO at 910-798-4162.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

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