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Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Buncombe County Detention Facility (BCDF) has zero tolerance for all forms of detainee sexual abuse and sexual harassment. A combination of extensive staff training, detainee education, and direct supervision of detainees is used to prevent, detect, report, and appropriately respond to incidents of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

All allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment will be investigated promptly and thoroughly by specially trained BCDF investigators. Substantiated outcomes will result in appropriate disciplinary actions for staff or detainee perpetrators. Allegations that are determined to involve potentially criminal behavior are referred to the Criminal Investigations Division of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.
Table: 2022 BCDF Sexual Abuse & Sexual Harassment Allegations
2022 BCDF Sexual Abuse & Sexual Harassment Allegations
Substantiated Unsubstantiated Unfounded Ongoing
Non-consensual sexual act 0 1 0 0
Abusive sexual contact 0 2 0 0
Sexual harassment 1 1 1 0
Staff sexual misconduct 0 1 0 1
Staff sexual harassment 0 3 2 0

PREA Reporting Form

Use the reporting form provided, if you have any information regarding a detainee who has been sexually abused or sexually harassed in the Buncombe County Detention Facility.

Please include all relevant information known (date, time, individuals involved, location, etc.) so a thorough investigation can be completed.

Detainee Information


Submitter Information