Pa. facility first in state to achieve PREA compliance

SCI-Pittsburg has become the first correctional facility in Pennsylvania to achieve compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act


By C1 Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. — SCI-Pittsburg has become the first correctional facility in Pennsylvania to achieve compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, following a 2014 audit.

DOC Secretary John E. Wetzel said the audit was only one of many; SCI-Muncy was audited in December and nearly half the state’s prisons have been scheduled to be audited, according to a press release.

The audit includes measurement against 43 national standards that ensure the prison has appropriate procedures and documentation in place; that all employees are current with required training; and that inmates have been given the required education and assessments.

SCI-Pittsburgh’s audit is good for a period of three years, and the audit report will be made public on the DOC’s website.

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