PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Compliance

The Pitt County Detention Center is pleased to announce, as of June 10, 2016 we are PREA compliant. Over the past year, the Pitt County Detention Center has been working diligently towards becoming PREA compliant by the deadline set-forth by the federal government. This was a collaborative effort and a significant achievement. The Pitt County Detention Center is one of the first Detention/Jail branch, Sheriff facilities in the state to comply with PREA standards.

Pitt County Detention Center has a ZERO Tolerance Policy for PREA related incidents.

Inmates have a right to be free from sexual abuse and harassment. Zero Tolerance means that no sexual act, contact or harassment, will be tolerated between any inmate with another inmate and/or between an inmate and an employee. Staff found guilty of such violations will be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including immediate termination and possible criminal prosecution. Inmates will be subject to disciplinary action consistent with the requirements of Pitt County Detention Center’s inmate disciplinary procedures, and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Pitt County Detention Center is committed to its “zero-tolerance policy” of sexual assault and sexual victimization. This zero-tolerance policy affects every employee and every person under Pitt County Detention Center supervision. You can report any assaults or victimizations that are sexual in nature to a staff member, in writing or call (252) 902-2941. If you wish to report anonymously, you may contact Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777. This is a non-recorded line. A thorough investigation of all reports will be conducted and kept as confidential as the circumstance allows.

Sexual Abuse Annual Report – Click here to see the most recent report.

Detention Center’s Final Audit Report.  – Click here to see the most recent report.

Complaints and/or questions can be forwarded to PREA Coordinator, Officer Bobby Sowards. bobby.sowards@pittcountync.gov