The Grayson County Detention Center dedicates all necessary resources to battle sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities. To this end, we have instituted a zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse and harassment that details these efforts. All allegations of sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities are investigated by personnel specially trained in the dynamics of sexual abuse and harassment in a confinement setting.
The Grayson County Detention Center follows all relevant state and federal laws concerning sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities and provides report information to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, to track sexual abuse and harassment at all levels of corrections and develop solutions to the nationwide problem. All allegations are investigated with the detention center’s specially trained SART (Sexual Assault Response Team), responsible for administrative investigations and criminal matters referred to the Kentucky State Police.
The Grayson County Detention Center accepts reports in numerous ways, including but not limited to reports directly from inmates, reports given anonymously on the agency’s PREA hotline (a toll-free call on the inmate phone system), reports by staff members and volunteers who provide services inside our facilities, and third-party reports. Third-party reports may come from the friends or family of those incarcerated who may have information regarding sexual abuse or harassment that has gone unreported.