Madison County Jail
823 SW Pinckney Street
Madison, Florida 32340

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How to Report A Sexual Assault While in The Custody of Law Enforcement

PREA – Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law implemented in 2003 to address the prevention and elimination of sexual abuse in correctional institutions. The final regulatory standards to implement PREA went into effect on August 20, 2012.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of any inmate. The Agency supports the prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual misconduct within its facility.

The Madison County Detention Facility has developed uniform guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assault and sexual activity.

Inmates are encouraged to report all allegations of sexual abuse and/or sexual misconduct immediately. Inmates are afforded several different avenues of reporting. The inmate may report in written or verbal form to:

  • Any detention officer;
  • Any Detention Bureau medical personnel; or
  • Through the Kiosk reporting system;

Third Party Reporting (PREA 115.54)

The Madison County Jail has established a method to receive third-party reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment on behalf of an inmate. All reported incidents will be investigated. You will be contacted, but you may still remain anonymous

If you have information on an incident of inmate sexual abuse or sexual harassment, you may contact:

  • Jail Administrator/PREA Coordinator, Lt. Beatrice Livingston at (850) 973-4002


  • By All correspondence should be mailed to: Madison County Jail

ATT: Lt. Beatrice Livingston, PREA Coordinator
823 SW Pinckney Street,
Madison, Florida 32340
Phone: (850) 973-4002

Please have as many details as possible to include, whether reporting by phone or mail:

  • Name of the inmate(s); Name(s) of person(s) involved; Name(s) of any witnesses; Description of incident;
  • Date and time of the incident;
  • Location of where the incident occurred; Any additional relevant information;
  • Your name and contact information (optional)
David Harper, Sheriff
Kim Washington, Executive Assistant
2364 US-90 Madison, Florida 32340
Non-Emergency: (850) 973-4001, ext 1
Administration Line:
(850) 973-4151
Email: [email protected]

Bea Livingston, Jail Administrator
823 SW Pinckney Street
Madison, Florida 32340
(850) 973-4002
Email: [email protected]