Sexual abuse and sexual harassment is a criminal act that is absolutely incompatible with the today’s core values, high standards of professionalism, and personal discipline. The Charleston Naval Consolidated Brig maintains a zero-tolerance policy approach in all cases of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in accordance with the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards for Prisons and Jails. It is the goal of the brig to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment incidents that impact staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and prisoners. To reach this goal, the brig has established a standardized and effective sexual assault prevention and victim assistance program at the command level that meets mandated reporting requirements without unduly compromising victim confidentiality or safety, or generating fear of reprisal; and will provide education to staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and prisoners on socially responsible standards of behavior and factors that contribute to victimization.
It is Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston policy to ensure that allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or any form of sexual misconduct are referred for investigation to an agency with the legal authority to conduct criminal investigations, unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior. The agency that conducts criminal investigations is the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS). Administrative investigations are processed internally at the confinement facility. The Charleston Brig is subject to an external audit by a Department of Justice certified auditor to ensure compliance with all of the required Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards. The Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards are available for public access and review at www.prearesourcecenter.org.
Rape or any form of sexual misconduct is not part of any sentence or confinement and the facility encourages any and all forms of reporting, to include prisoner family members and representatives, in confidence or anonymous, to the following agencies, community-based, or outside organizational resources:
Mr. Walter Sipple (Facility POC)
PREA Compliance Manager
1050 Remount Road, Building 3107
Charleston, South Carolina 29406
POC: 843-794-0306 x3089 (DSN: 794-0306 x3089)
Mrs. Tiffany Mizzell (Base POC)
Joint Base Charleston Sexual Assault Coordinator
24 hour duty line is 843-276-9855 and Victim Advocate line is 843-478-8615, Secondary Victim Advocate line is 843-834-4527
Department of Defense Safe Line (National POC)
24 hour duty line is 877-995-5247 or www.safehelpline.org
People Against Rape (Community-based Outside Agency POC)
259 Meeting Street, 2nd Floor
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
24 hours hotline is 843-745-0144
Medical University of South Carolina (Community-based Outside Agency POC)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
National Crime Victims Center
67 President Street, Suite 207
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Outside brig investigative authority)
1661 Redbank Road, Suite 220
Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445
Any and all questions or feedback or reference referral should be directed to the Brig PREA Compliance Manager.
Annual brig sexual abuse data: 0 for 2013.