In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, The Washington County Jail has a policy of zero tolerance with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in this facility and will take appropriate affirmative measures to protect all inmates of sexual abuse and sexual harassment to promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will investigate any criminal allegations. Any person may report any allegation on the behalf of any inmate in the Washington County Jail at 651-439-9381 or to Canvas Health Abuse Response services at 651-777-1117.
In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, The Washington County Jail is required to undergo a PREA audit every 3 years. We are required to post a copy of the Final Report once the audit is completed.