Hennepin Co. Sheriff Part Of Coalition Calling For Reduced Incarceration Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was one of 130 current and former law enforcement officials in Washington D.C. Wednesday taking a stand against the number of people incarcerated in America’s prisons.
Experts Testify In MN Sex Offender Program TrialA federal judge is closer to deciding if it's constitutional to keep Minnesota sex offenders in custody indefinitely. Only three offenders have been released from treatment.
Company's Struggles Highlight Challenges Of Inmate CareThe growth of the for-profit prison care industry raises questions about how to divide expensive and complicated responsibilities between public agencies and private companies. It turns, though, on a thornier underlying issue: How do you ensure care of people that society mostly would prefer not to think about?
Minnesota's Prison Population Among Nation's LowestA new report shows Minnesota's prison population rate is among the nation's lowest. The U.S. Department of Justice statistics released Thursday says Maine had the lowest rate of imprisonment at 145 per 100,000 residents.