In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, The Steele County Detention Center has a policy of zero tolerance with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in this facility and will take appropriate affirmative measures to protect all inmates of sexual abuse and sexual harassment to promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The Steele County Sheriff’s Office will investigate any criminal allegations. Any person may report an allegation on behalf of any inmate in the Steele County Detention Center by contacting Jail Administration at 507-446-7000. Reports can also be made to the Crisis Resource Center of Owatonna at 507-446-1202 or by contacting Law Enforcement at 507-444-3800.
In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, The Steele County Detention Center is required to undergo a PREA audit every 3 years. We are required to post a copy of the Final Report once the audit is completed.
PREA Statistical Reporting by Year