Marion Morgan joined the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) in January 2014 and currently serves as the associate director. Marion received her DOJ PREA Auditor Dual Certification in 2014. As a member of the PRC team, Marion is responsible for the training of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) USDOJ-certified auditors, providing them with continuing education, and ensuring they meet the requirements for certification compliance. She is also responsible for distributing current information related to the auditing process and responding to questions from the field related to the interpretation and implementation of the PREA standards.
Before joining the PRC, Marion served as the PREA director for the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI DOC) from April 2011 until January 2014. As the PREA director for WI DOC, Marion was responsible for directing the department’s efforts toward PREA implementation and compliance. This included policy development and the training and education of staff, incarcerated people, justice system partners, and community stakeholders about the issue of sexual safety in confinement, PREA, and the PREA Standards. She also assisted the department in establishing promising correctional practices intended to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and staff sexual misconduct.
Before working at WI DOC, Marion served for 30 years as a police officer and detective with the Madison, WI Police Department. She started her law enforcement career as a patrol officer in 1980 and was promoted to detective in 1987. As a detective, her areas of investigative practice and training included financial crimes, narcotics crimes, sensitive crimes, and fire investigations. In the realm of sensitive crimes, Marion investigated intimate partner crimes including; stalking, strangulation, all forms of sexual assault/domestic abuse crimes, and homicides. Marion has worked in the field to end sexual abuse and promote sexual safety her entire professional career. She has focused on creating awareness around sexual safety and its impact on human rights for all people.