Southside Regional Jail

PREA Statement


PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) was enacted by Congress to address the need to protect those who are under the supervision of a        U.S. Correctional agency from sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment.


Southside Regional Jail is committed to and has adopted a ZERO-TOLERANCE standard for sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment of inmates by staff (including contractors and volunteers) and other inmates. Southside Regional Jail strives to cultivate an environment where employees as well as inmates, regardless of age, race, gender, or sex are both safe and free from any type of sexual related misconduct. Sexual contact is strictly prohibited even if the involved person(s) agree to it.


If you were or want to report someone who was/is being sexually abused or sexually harassed while in custody or under the supervision of Southside Regional Jail, please call the confidential reporting hotline. Southside Regional Jail will ensure that all staff, contractors, volunteers, offenders and probationers are free from retaliation for reporting occurrences of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.


PREA Hotline: (434) 348-8082


How to Report Facility Sexual Abuse and/or Staff Sexual Misconduct

If you have information regarding an offender who has been sexually abused or sexually harassed while under Southside Regional Jail custody, please contact us at:

               Southside Regional Jail

               Attention - PREA Coordinator

               244 Uriah Branch Way

               Emporia, Virginia 23847

               (434) 634-2254


Or, you may contact our external reporting agency

               Greensville County Sheriff's Office

               174 Uriah Branch Way

               Emporia, Virginia 23847

               (434) 348-8082


You do not have to give your name, but it is critical that you provide as many details as possible.

This includes:

  • The name(s) and locations of persons involved;
  • The name(s) or description of any witnesses to the incident;
  • A brief description of the incident(s) and where the event(s) occurred;
  • The date(s), time, and place of occurrence(s);
  • Names and contact information of others who might have additional information about the incident;
  • Your contact phone number and address (optional)

Southside Regional Jail investigates all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Please understand, without detailed information it is difficult to investigate a sexual abuse or sexual harassment situation.


Reporting Information for Southside Regional Jail Inmates

Offenders confined within Southside Regional Jail are urged to report allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Offenders can report by submitting a request form, telling a trusted staff member, calling the PREA Hotline, or asking a family member or friend to report on their behalf using one of the above mentioned methods. If you would like data, further information, or have questions regarding PREA and Southside Regional Jail, please write to:

               Southside Regional Jail

               Attention - PREA Coordinator

               244 Uriah Branch Way

               Emporia, Virginia 23847 

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