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Bannock County Detention Center Annual PREA Reports


Bannock County Detention Center 2018 Annual PREA Report – 01/02/19

Rape and sexual activity seriously reduces the mission of the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office to prevent crime and provide quality criminal justice service.  In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Bannock County Detention Center has established a zero tolerance standard regarding the incidence of rape and sexual activity.

By providing training, education, and reviewing our policy and procedures on a yearly basis we are confident that we are providing the inmates, staff, contractors, and volunteers everything we can so they are confident and comfortable with the PREA mandates.   We are also confident that all of our staff, contractors, and volunteers have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the PREA mandates and the Bannock County Detention Center policy and procedures in order to effectively provide sexual abuse and harassment prevention, detection, and response to those allegations.

A PREA incident review is conducted on all PREA allegations that have been substantiated and unsubstantiated. The results of these reviews are used to access and improve our effectiveness and any corrective actions that may be needed pursuant to PREA mandate 115.88.  

The occurrence of sexual abuse at the Bannock County Detention Center is very low.  Upon reviewing the aggregated data for 2018 we only had one substantiated allegation of sexual abuse. This occurrence was staff to inmate sexual misconduct.  An internal investigation was completed by an outside agency.

The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection, and response to the allegation.  The incident review team did not feel the incident was motivated by group dynamics.  Due to our zero tolerance policy on sexual misconduct the staff member was terminated.  The incident review team determined that there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse.  The incident review team felt that we had sufficient staffing to provide prevention, detection, and response.  The incident review team determined that adequate video monitoring was in place. 

We realize that we must continually provide training to our staff members, contractors, and volunteers and we must continually provide education to the inmates in order to provide effective detection, prevention, and response to PREA allegations.  We are dedicated to providing high levels of supervision and monitoring of the inmates to provide them the protection they deserve.  We are dedicated to providing strong zero-tolerance policies and procedures, and a safe and secure environment for the inmates, providing them with a comfort that they can report PREA allegations free from retaliation and in a confidential format. 

Capt. Tad Bybee



Bannock County Detention Center 2017 Annual PREA Report – 01/03/18

Rape and sexual activity seriously reduces the mission of the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office to prevent crime and provide quality criminal justice service.  In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Bannock County Detention Center has established a zero tolerance standard regarding the incidence of rape and sexual activity.

By providing training, education, and reviewing our policy and procedures on a yearly basis we are confident that we are providing the inmates, staff, contractors, and volunteers everything we can so they are confident and comfortable with the PREA mandates.   We are also confident that all of our staff, contractors, and volunteers have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the PREA mandates and the Bannock County Detention Center policy and procedures in order to effectively provide sexual abuse and harassment prevention, detection, and response to those allegations.

A PREA incident review is conducted on all PREA allegations that have been substantiated and unsubstantiated. The results of these reviews are used to access and improve our effectiveness and any corrective actions that may be needed pursuant to PREA mandate 115.88.  

The occurrence of sexual abuse at the Bannock County Detention Center is very low.  Upon reviewing the aggregated data for 2017 we only had one substantiated allegation of sexual abuse, and it was minor in nature, touching/poking of an inmate by another inmate.  The behavior from the perpetrator was determined to be intended as a joke and not sexual abuse.    

In assessing and reviewing this incident we determined that no corrective action was needed.  The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection, and response to the allegation.  The incident review team did not feel the incident was motivated by group dynamics.  The perpetrator was given disciplinary sanctions, separated from the victim and placed in a higher custody level due to his/her actions.  The incident review team determined that there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse.  The incident review team felt that we had sufficient staffing to provide prevention, detection, and response.  The incident review team determined that adequate video monitoring was in place. 

We realize that we must continually provide training to our staff members, contractors, and volunteers and we must continually provide education to the inmates in order to provide effective detection, prevention, and response to PREA allegations.  We are dedicated to providing high levels of supervision and monitoring of the inmates to provide them the protection they deserve.  We are dedicated to providing strong zero-tolerance policies and procedures, and a safe and secure environment for the inmates, providing them with a comfort that they can report PREA allegations free from retaliation and in a confidential format. 

Capt. Tad Bybee


Bannock County Detention Center 2016 Annual PREA Report – 01/05/17

Rape and sexual activity seriously reduces the mission of the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office to prevent crime and provide quality criminal justice service.  In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Bannock County Detention Center has established a zero tolerance standard regarding the incidence of rape and sexual activity.

By providing training, education, and reviewing our policy and procedures on a yearly basis we are confident that we are providing the inmates, staff, contractors, and volunteers everything we can so they are confident and comfortable with the PREA mandates.   We are also confident that all of our staff, contractors, and volunteers have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the PREA mandates and the Bannock County Detention Center policy and procedures in order to effectively provide sexual abuse and harassment prevention, detection, and response to those allegations.

A PREA incident review is conducted on all PREA allegations that have been substantiated and unsubstantiated. The results of these reviews are used to access and improve our effectiveness and any corrective actions that may be needed pursuant to PREA mandate 115.88.  

The occurrence of sexual abuse at the Bannock County Detention Center is very low.  Upon reviewing the aggregated data for 2016 we only had one substantiated allegation of sexual abuse, and it was minor in nature, slight touching of an inmate by another inmate.    

In assessing and reviewing this incident we determined that no corrective action was needed.  The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection, and response to the allegation.  The incident review team did not feel the incident was motivated by group dynamics.  The perpetrator was given disciplinary sanctions, separated from the victim and placed in a higher custody level due to his/her actions.  The incident review team determined that there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse.  The incident review team felt that we had sufficient staffing to provide prevention, detection, and response.  The incident review team determined that adequate video monitoring was in place, in fact, video monitoring was used during the investigation  to substantiate the incident. 

We realize that we must continually provide training to our staff members, contractors, and volunteers and we must continually provide education to the inmates in order to provide effective detection, prevention, and response to PREA allegations.  We are dedicated to providing high levels of supervision and monitoring of the inmates to provide them the protection they deserve.  We are dedicated to providing strong zero-tolerance policies and procedures, and a safe and secure environment for the inmates, providing them with a comfort that they can report PREA allegations free from retaliation and in a confidential format. 
Capt. Tad Bybee


Bannock County Detention Center 2015 Annual PREA Report – 01/14/16

Rape and sexual activity seriously reduces the mission of the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office to prevent crime and provide quality criminal justice service. In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Bannock County Detention Center has established a zero tolerance standard regarding the incidence of rape and sexual activity.

By providing training, education, and reviewing our policy and procedures on a yearly basis we are confident that we are providing the inmates, staff, contractors, and volunteers everything we can so they are confident and comfortable with the PREA mandates. We are also confident that all of our staff, contractors, and volunteers have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the PREA mandates and the Bannock County Detention Center policy and procedures in order to effectively provide sexual abuse and harassment prevention, detection, and response to those allegations.

A PREA incident review is conducted on all PREA allegations that have been substantiated and unsubstantiated. The results of these reviews are used to access and improve our effectiveness and any corrective actions that may be needed pursuant to PREA mandate 115.88.

The occurrence of sexual abuse at the Bannock County Detention Center is very low. Upon reviewing the aggregated data for 2015 we only had four substantiated allegations of sexual abuse, and they were minor in nature, slight touching of an inmate by another inmate.

In assessing and reviewing the first substantiated incident we determined that no corrective action was needed. The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection, and response to the allegation. The incident review team felt this incident was possibly motivated by group dynamics. The perpetrator was given disciplinary sanctions, separated from the victim and placed in a higher custody level due to his/her actions. The incident review team determined that there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse. The incident review team felt that we had sufficient staffing to provide prevention, detection, and response. The incident review team determined that adequate video monitoring was in place; although, the incident occurred in a cell where video monitoring cannot be in place. No facility corrective actions were necessary. In assessing and reviewing the second substantiated incident we determined that no corrective action was needed. The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection, and response to the allegation. The incident review team felt this incident was not motivated by group dynamics. The perpetrator was separated from the victim and placed in a higher custody level due to his/her actions. The incident review team determined that there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse. The incident review team felt that we had sufficient staffing to provide prevention, detection, and response. The incident review team determined that adequate video monitoring was in place; although, the incident occurred in a cell where video monitoring cannot be in place. No facility corrective actions were necessary. In assessing and reviewing the third substantiated incident we determined that no corrective action was needed. The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection, and response to the allegation. The incident review team felt this incident was not motivated by group dynamics. The perpetrator was separated from the victim. The incident review team determined there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse. The incident review team felt that we had sufficient staffing to provide prevention, detection, and response. The incident review team determined that adequate video monitoring was in place; although, the incident occurred in a cell where video monitoring cannot be in place. No facility corrective actions were necessary. In assessing and reviewing the fourth and final substantiated incident we determined that no corrective action was needed. The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection, and response to the allegation. The incident review team felt this incident was not motivated by group dynamics. The perpetrator was separated from the victim and placed in a higher custody level due to his/her actions. The victim stated she was very upset about the incident, so the victim was offered to speak to a nurse and accepted. The incident review team determined there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse. The incident review team felt that we had sufficient staffing to provide prevention, detection, and response. The incident review team determined that adequate video monitoring was in place; although, the incident occurred in a dorm room where video monitoring cannot be place. No facility corrective actions were necessary. We realize that we must continually provide training to our staff members, contractors, and volunteers and we must continually provide education to the inmates in order to provide effective detection, prevention, and response to PREA allegations. We are dedicated to providing high levels of supervision and monitoring of the inmates to provide them the protection they deserve. We are dedicated to providing strong zero-tolerance policies and procedures, and a safe and secure environment for the inmates, providing them with a comfort that they can report PREA allegations free from retaliation and in a confidential format. Capt. Tad Bybee


 

Bannock County Detention Center 2014 Annual PREA Report – 01/30/15

Rape and sexual activity seriously reduces the mission of the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office to prevent crime and provide quality criminal justice service.  In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Bannock County Detention Center has established a zero tolerance standard regarding the incidence of rape and sexual activity. By providing training, education and reviewing our policy and procedures on a yearly basis we are confident that we are providing the inmates, staff, contractors and volunteers everything we can so they are confident and comfortable with the PREA mandates.   We are also confident that all of our staff, contractors and volunteers have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the PREA mandates and the Bannock County Detention Center policy and procedures in order to effectively provide sexual abuse and harassment prevention, detection and response to those allegations. A PREA incident review is conducted on all PREA allegations that have been substantiated and unsubstantiated. The results of these reviews are used to access and improve our effectiveness and any corrective actions that may be needed pursuant to PREA mandate 115.88. The occurrence of sexual abuse at the Bannock County Detention Center is very low.  Since collecting and aggregating data starting in 2012 we have only had three substantiated allegations of sexual abuse, one allegation occurring each year, 2012-2014. In assessing and reviewing the 2012 substantiated incident we determined that no corrective action was needed.  The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection and response to the allegation.  The incident review team felt this incident was motivated by a homosexual status.  The perpetrator was given disciplinary sanctions as a result of his/her actions.  Criminal prosecution was requested but the prosecutor’s office declined due to the victim not desiring to press charges.  The incident review team determined that there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse.  The incident review team determined that staffing was adequate and more staffing would not have prevented the incident. The incident review team determined that video monitoring was in place.  It was used during the investigation of the incident.  There were no recommendations for corrective action. In assessing and reviewing the 2013 substantiated incident we determined that no corrective action was needed.  The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection and response to the allegation.  The incident review team felt this incident was motivated by a homosexual status or perceived status.  The perpetrator was given disciplinary sanctions as a result of his/her actions.  Criminal prosecution was requested but the prosecutor’s office declined because the victim did not corroborate the allegation; therefore, there was insufficient evidence with which to charge. The incident review team determined that there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse.  The incident review team suggested that increasing staffing could provide for more irregular checks on this particular housing unit possibly providing more prevention and detection.   An increase in staffing was not increased due to the checks being performed at or above jail standards.  The incident review team noted that very little electronic monitoring was in the area.  They also noted that this was due to the allegation occurring in a bathroom area where said monitoring cannot be in place due to privacy expectations.  No corrective actions were necessary. In assessing and reviewing the 2014 substantiated incident we determined that no corrective action was needed. The incident review team felt that our current policy and procedures effectively provided prevention, detection and response to the allegation.  The incident review team felt this incident was possibly motivated by group dynamics.  The perpetrator was given disciplinary sanctions and placed in a higher custody level due to his/her actions. The incident review team determined that there were no physical barriers enabling the abuse.  The incident review team suggested that increasing staffing by having a staff member in the housing would possibly provide more prevention and detection.  An increase in staffing was not increased due to the checks being performed at or above jail standards.  The incident review team determined that video monitoring was in place. No corrective actions were necessary. We realize that we must continually provide training to our staff members, contractors and volunteers and we must continually provide education to the inmates in order to provide effective detection, prevention and response to PREA allegations.  We are dedicated to providing high levels of supervision and monitoring of the inmates to provide them the protection they deserve.  We are dedicated to providing strong zero-tolerance policies and procedures, a safe and secure environment for the inmates, providing them with a comfort that they can report PREA allegations free from retaliation and in a confidential format. Capt. Tad Bybee

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