The 2021 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit will take place in the Crow Wing County Jail on November 16th and 17th. 

PREA Standard 115.401(n) states, “Inmates, residents and detainees shall be permitted to send confidential information or correspondence to the auditor in the same manner as if they were in communication with legal counsel.”

PREA Auditor Zauhar will conduct interviews with inmates during the onsite audit on November 16th and 17th. During the interviews, information collected will be confidential and private. 

PREA Auditor Contact Information

Debora Zauhar

Zauhar PREA Audits

PO Box 161172

Duluth, MN 55816

Crow Wing County Jail - Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Crow Wing County Jail has a zero-tolerance for sexual abuse. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconduct.

PREA Overview

The Crow Wing County Jail has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in our facility, under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) 2003. We will enforce all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to inmate sexual misconduct. All reports will be fully investigated, which includes both allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, by the Crow Wing County Jail and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division.

Under PREA, we have established uniform methods for prompt reporting and investigation of allegations of sex-related offenses or threats, identification of predators, protection of victims, and prescribing sanctions for substantiated sexual offenses, as well as false allegations. This standard is directed to all sexual acts relating to: inmate to inmate, inmate to staff and staff to inmate.

Inmates who are currently being sexually assaulted are encouraged to talk to a staff member. This will allow for the quickest response.

If you suspect that an inmate is the victim of sexual assault/harassment, it can be reported in 1 of the following ways:

  • Contact the Crow Wing County Jail Administration Office during regular business hours at 218-822-7050 and you will be directed to someone who can take the information.
  • Call the Crow Wing County Jail and request to speak with a Shift Supervisor to make a report at 218-822-7050.
  • Call Sexual Assault Services at 218-828-0494 with the option to remain anonymous.


2018 - Crow Wing Final Audit Report (PDF)