Marion Morgan joined the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) in January 2014 as a Senior Program Specialist. As a member of the PRC team, Ms. Morgan is responsible for training and certification of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) 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, staffing the PRC hotline for certified PREA auditors, and responding to questions from the field related to interpretation and implementation of the PREA standards. Ms. Morgan is also the program manager for the certified PREA auditor Field Training Program (FTP).
Prior to joining the PRC, Ms. Morgan was 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, Ms. Morgan was responsible for directing the department’s efforts toward PREA implementation and compliance. This included policy development and the training and education of staff, inmates, residents, offenders, justice system partners, and community stakeholders about issue of sexual safety in confinement. 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.
Prior to working at WI DOC, Ms. Morgan served for 30 years as a police officer and detective with the Madison Police Department. She started her law enforcement career as a patrol officer and was promoted to the position of detective in 1987. As a detective, her areas of investigative practice and training included financial crimes, narcotics crimes, sensitive crimes, and fire investigation. In the realm of sensitive crimes, Ms. Morgan investigated intimate partner crimes including stalking, strangulation, all forms of sexual assault/domestic abuse crimes, and homicides. Ms. Morgan has worked in the field of ending sexual abuse and promoting sexual safety her entire professional career. She has focused on creating awareness around sexual safety and its impact on human rights for all people.