The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 is a federal law that prohibits sexual misconduct in correctional setting such as prisons, jails, lockups, juvenile facilities, and immigration detention facilities. PREA applies to all inmates, employees, contractors and volunteers. Under this law, sexual misconduct includes:

  • Inmate on inmate sexual assault and abuse
  • Staff on inmate sexual assault/abuse
  • Sexual harassment of inmates by staff or other inmates
  • Retaliation for making a PREA report 
  • Santa Fe County Detention Facilities Role in the Prison Rape Elimination Act

It is the mission of the Santa Fe County Detention Facility to provide a safe and secure environment for all inmates ensuring their right to be free from the threat of any form of sexual abuse, sexual harassment and retaliation.

The Santa Fe County Detention Facilities maintain a zero tolerance toward any form of sexual assault, sexual harassment and retaliation between inmates and staff, contractors, volunteers and other inmates and enforces this policy in compliance with the PREA standards.

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for staff and inmates. Every report is taken seriously and all allegations will be thoroughly, promptly, and objectively investigated. 

Report Sexual Abuse / Harassment

If you have information regarding a Santa Fe County inmate who has been the victim of sexual abuse or sexual harassment while under our custody, please report it in one of the following ways:

How to Report Incidents of Sexual Assault or Sexual Abuse:

1. Mail the PREA Coordinator Mandy Perez 28 Camino Justicia Santa Fe, NM 87508

2. Send an email to

3. Call the PREA Reporting line at (505) 428-3116

4. Report the occurrence to any staff member verbally, via telephone or by mail

In your report, it is critical that you provide as many details as possible. This includes:

  • The name(s) and locations of persons involved
  • The name(s) or description of any witnesses to the incident
  • Inmate # (if an inmate)
  • A brief description of the incident(s)
  • A brief description of where the event(s) occurred
  • The date(s), time and place of occurrence(s)
  • Names and contact information of others who might have additional information about the incident
  • Your contact phone number and address (optional)