Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Henderson County Detention Center has a Zero Tolerance Policy for all allegations of sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. All reports and accusations will be thoroughly investigated. All federal, state and local laws pertaining to inmate to inmate, inmate to staff and staff to inmate incidents will be enforced and prosecuted, if need be to the fullest extent of the law. Anyone who knowingly files a false complaint will be subject to a discipline hearing and or possible prosecution. HCDC conduct all administrative investigations of sexual abuse as well as support local law enforcement (KSP or sheriff's office) in any criminal investigation that may potentially lead to prosecution. If you need information about civil immigration call (866) 347-2423 to report an incident you may call:
Confidential 24 hour answering system at the facility which inmates and family may access any time - 866-397-5211 KY State Police—dial 911
Henderson County booked 8,428 inmates into the facility between 7/1/13 and 6/30/14.
The total # of incidents in 2014 compared to 2013 was 3 times higher. We attribute the higher number of incidents to the inmates and staff increased awareness of the PREA standards that are taught in the jail. Inmates and staff are more knowledgeable than in 2013 of the PREA regulations.
The number of PREA incidents investigated during this time period:
Twelve separate incidents were reported during this time period of which:
7 were substantiated,
two were un-founded,
one was unsubstantiated and
two were consensual.
Nine incidents were inmate to inmate and three were staff to inmate.