Marshall County
Sheriff

What is PREA?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed with unanimous support from both parties in Congress in 2003.  The purpose of the act was to "provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape."  (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003).  In addition to creating a mandate for significant research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and through the National Institute of Justice, funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections supported major efforts in many state correctional, juvenile detention, community corrections, and jail systems.

Prison Rape Elimination Act Zero Tolerance Statement

Marshall County Jail is committed to your safety and the safety of inmates. The inmates have a right to serve their sentence with dignity and free from sexual assault, sexual harassment, and retaliation. The volunteers, contract staff, facilitators and officers also have to right to work in this facility free of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and retaliation. MCJ has zero tolerance regarding sexual assault within its facilities. This means we do not tolerate any level of sexual harassment, misconduct, or assault in this facility. Every effort will be made to prevent sexual assault and misconduct from occurring. Every allegation will be investigated, every violator punished, and every victim offered services.

PREA Prison & Jail Standards

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REPORTING:

If you were previously housed at the Marshall County Jail and need to report an allegation of sexual
abuse/sexual harassment or to report an allegation of Sexual Abuse/Sexual Harassment on behalf of an
individual who is or was housed at the Marshall County Jail, you may contact the Marshall County Jail at the
following numbers. Reports can be made over the phone, in person, in writing or anonymously if
desired.

PREA Manager:
Major Patrick White:
2369 Jessup Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Office: 641-754-6380
Email: pwhite@marshallcountyia.gov

PREA Coordinator:
Christy Kelly:
2369 Jessup Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Office: 641-754-6380
Email: ckelly@marshallcountyia.gov

PREA Investigator:
Lieutenant Shannon Wildman:
2369 Jessup Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Office: 641-754-6380
Email: swildman@marshallcountyia.gov

PREA Investigator:
Sergeant Dan McCready:
2369 Jessup Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Office: 641-754-6380
Email: drmccready@marshallcountyia.gov

PREA Investigator:
Michael Chapman:
2369 Jessup Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Office: 641-754-6380
Email: mechapman@marshallcountyia.gov

 

Crisis Intervention Services: 1-800-479-9071

Iowa Sex Abuse Hotline: 1-800-284-7821

National Sex Abuse Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Iowa Citizens Aide/Ombudsman: 1-515-281-3592 or 1-888-426-8263

 

Investigations:


All cases of alleged sexual conduct shall be promptly, thoroughly, and objectively investigated.
Upon substantiation of any allegation of sexual conduct, appropriate disciplinary actions will be
taken against the employee, contractor, volunteer, or individuals in the Marshall County Jail. Those
actions may include possible criminal prosecution. If the allegation potentially involves criminal
behavior, The Marshall County Jail will ensure that allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment
are referred for investigation to an agency with the legal authority to conduct criminal
investigations.

 

PREA ANNUAL SUMMARIES                                                    PREA AUDIT REPORTS

2023 PREA Annual Summary                                                                           2023 PREA Audit Report

 

This webpage was printed on June 20, 2024. For the most current information, visit the Marshall County, Iowa, Sheriff website at marshallcountysheriff.com.
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