Cheryl L. Kates P.C.


The Prison Rape Elimination Act and NYS Prisons

Directive 4028 A governs the NYS DOCCS policy on sexual abuse prevention and intervention regarding staff-on-inmate and was enacted to comply with federal regulations regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 ( see 42 USC 15601). This legislation is intended to safe-guard the victims of illegal behavior of correctional employees and create a safe atmosphere for incarcerated people to report instances of sexual abuse. These protections are not being enforced by NYS correctional officials and the purpose and underlying protections intended for inmates reporting correctional staff abuse are NOT being afforded. Read more…