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Zero Tolerance Policy For Sexual Abuse & Harassment

The Marion County Detention Center dedicates all necessary resources required to battle sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities. To this end we have instituted a zero tolerance policy for sexual abuse and harassment that details these efforts. All allegations of sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities are investigated by personnel specially trained in the dynamics of sexual abuse and harassment in a confinement setting.

When appropriate, allegations of sexual abuse or harassment are referred to the Kentucky State Police for investigations of potential criminal conduct and the Commonwealth’s Attorney for prosecution.

The Marion County Detention Center follows all relevant state and federal laws with regard to sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities and provides report information to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, for the purposes of tracking sexual abuse and harassment at all levels of corrections and developing solutions to the nationwide problem. All allegations are investigated with the detention center’s specially trained SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) responsible for administrative investigations and criminal matters referred to the Kentucky State Police.

The Marion County Detention Center accepts reports in numerous ways, including but not limited to reports directly from inmates, reports given anonymously on the agency’s PREA hotline (a toll-free call on the inmate phone system), reports by staff members and volunteers who provide services inside our facilities and third party reports. Third party reports may come from the friends or family of those incarcerated who may have information regarding sexual abuse or harassment that has gone unreported.

As a friend or family member, there are several avenues for you to file a third party report. These methods are listed below:

  1. Request to speak to the supervisor on shift and report the situation directly;
  2. Call 270-692-5802 and request to speak to a PREA investigator;
  3. Send a letter detailing the allegations to
    PREA Investigations
    Marion County Detention Center
    201 Warehouse Road
    Lebanon, KY  40033

*Note* - The source providing information in allegations of sexual abuse and harassment may remain confidential if so requested.


Annual PREA Report - 2016
PREA Audit Report - 2017