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U.S. Attorney: Two Gang Members Indicted In Witness Retaliation PlotTwo men charged with plotting to retaliate against a trial witness were indicted in a St. Paul federal court Thursday, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office.
Minn. Lawmakers To Debate Growing State Prison PopulationMinnesota's top corrections experts are looking at ways to ease the strain on the state's overcrowded prisons. Minnesota has one of the fastest-growing prison populations in the country, despite a drop in the crime rate.
Amy Senser Granted Early Release From PrisonState officials say Amy Senser, who's serving time for a fatal hit and run, will be released nearly six months early from prison. The Department of Corrections says Senser applied for a transfer to a jail or halfway house for work release, and it was approved. Senser is the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser. She was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011 death of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong.
Prison Health Care Provider Defends ServicesThe national company that has been replaced as the health care provider to Minnesota's 9,000 prison inmates is defending its services. Corizon Health says the state Department of Corrections has thanked the company for "exceptional service over the last 16 years." DOC severed ties with Corizon following staff complaints of substandard care and legal action against the company. Corizon was replaced by St. Louis-based Centurion Managed Care, a Fortune 500 health care company that manages medical care under public contracts in several states.
Stolen Siberian Husky Puppies Returned, Suspect Caught The sights and sounds of playful puppies are once again inside Thunder Owl Kennels in Prior Lake.
Inmate Attack At Stillwater Prison Sends 2 To The HospitalAn inmate attack Wednesday at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, Minn., sent two people to the hospital, and hurt two others.
Study: Program For Sex Offenders Is Reducing CrimeSex offenders who are enrolled in a new mentoring program through the Department of Corrections are 84 percent less likely to return to prison, according to a new study.
Parole Denied For Man Who Killed Robbinsdale Cop The Department of Corrections denied parole Monday for the man who killed a Robbinsdale police officer in 1985, saying Ronald Schneider has not shown he's met the criteria required for release.
Parole Denied For Man Who Killed Robbinsdale Cop The Department of Corrections has denied parole for a man convicted of killing a Robbinsdale police officer in 1985.
Sex Offender’s Release Prompts Backlash, Defense State lawmakers plan to hold a special meeting Monday to try to close a loophole in the sex offender notification law. Republican leaders are hoping to pass a bill allowing the public to be notified before Clarence Opheim is released from a state hospital in St. Peter sometime next week.
Minnesota Prison System Temporarily Locked DownAll 9,500 inmates in Minnesota's prison system were on a roughly 24-hour lockdown while authorities conducted a takedown of alleged members of the Native Mob gang.
Controversial Decision To Parole A Convicted Cop KillerA convicted cop killer was granted parole even though he was sentenced to a life sentence for the crime.
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