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Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office - Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance for sexual abuse. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconduct.

PREA Overview The Kandiyohi Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in our facility, under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) 2003. We will enforce all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to inmate sexual misconduct. All reports will be fully investigated, which includes both allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment, by the Kandiyohi County Jail and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division.
Under PREA, we have established uniform methods for prompt reporting and investigation of allegations of sex-related offenses or threats, identification of predators, protection of victims, and prescribing sanctions for substantiated sexual offenses, as well as false allegations. This standard is directed to all sexual acts relating to: inmate to inmate, inmate to staff and staff to inmate.
Inmates who are currently or have been sexually assaulted are encouraged to talk to a staff member. This will allow for the quickest response.
If you suspect that an inmate is the victim of sexual assault/harassment, it can be reported in 1 of the following ways:

  • Contact the Kandiyohi County Jail Administration Office during regular business hours at 320-214-6700 ext. 3670 and you will be directed to someone who can take the information.
  • Call the Kandiyohi County Jail and request to speak with a Shift Supervisor to make a report at 320-214-6700 ext. 3600
  • Call Sexual Assault Advocate at 320-222-4030 with the option to remain anonymous.


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