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Henn. Co. Creates Team To Help High-Risk Inmates

Hennepin County inmates with mental illness, chemical dependency issues and those who are likely to re-offend will have some extra help when they’re released. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday the addition of the Integrated Access Team at the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis.

10/09/2014

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Minnesota Correctional Facility – Stillwater Turns 100

The Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater is celebrating 100 years in operation.  The historic building has approximately 20 acres within the walls and has over 60 buildings that house more than 1,600 offenders. “I think over those years we’ve made a lot of great strides and improvements in what we do,” warden Michelle Smith said.

05/02/2014

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Religious Head Coverings Allowed For Henn. Co. Jail Inmates

Inmates at the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis will now be allowed to wear religious head coverings while incarcerated. The announcement about the policy – the first of its kind in Minnesota – was made Thursday by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “I am extremely proud of our current efforts to recognize the religious rights and beliefs of all inmates,” Stanek said. “The addition of this policy enhances our efforts to be more culturally aware.”

03/20/2014

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Prison Health Care Provider Defends Services

The 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.

10/18/2013

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Gay Marriage Law Causes Prisoner Dilemma

Three same-sex couples in state custody as sex offenders are seeking marriage licenses under Minnesota’s gay marriage law. The new law is causing thorny questions for state officials who supervise incarcerated people.

09/09/2013

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Canine Pals Make Prison Life Easier For Rush City Inmates

Rush City’s prison is a level-four security facility that houses some of the most dangerous criminals in Minnesota. It’s the last place you’d expect an organization to turn to in order to save a life Rush City’s prison houses inmates like Richard Patterson and Clayton Keister – two men who’ve been convicted of murder. “I’ve been in prison for, you know, close to seven years now,” Patterson said. “I got 10 more years left to do and I feel this is a way of me giving back.”

08/10/2013

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Inmates Escape Briefly From Becker County Jail

Two men who broke out of a Becker County jail by using a medal plate from the showers are back behind bars Saturday night.

04/20/2013

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Inmate Attack At Stillwater Prison Sends 2 To The Hospital

An inmate attack Wednesday at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, Minn., sent two people to the hospital, and hurt two others.

01/30/2013

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Escaped Wis. Prisoners Caught In Florida

Two men suspected in a crime spree after walking away from a Wisconsin correctional center have been arrested in Florida.

07/25/2012

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Hennepin Co. Jail Releases Study On Drug Use

A new federal study has found that 68.2 percent of men booked into the Hennepin County jail tested positive for illegal drug use, which occurred prior to arrest.

11/29/2011

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The Last Supper

If you were on death row, what would you choose for your last supper?  Click here to see what some notorious deathrow inmates chose for thier last supper.

09/23/2011

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Transgender Inmates Win Appeal Over Hormone Treatments

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates.

08/05/2011

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Friends, Officers Honor Fallen Corrections Officer

More than 1,500 friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers gathered in Sioux Falls Saturday to honor a fallen corrections officer.

04/17/2011

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Iowa Inmates May Soon Make Own Toilet Paper

Iowa prisoners could soon be making their own toilet paper to save taxpayers money and provide jobs.

12/02/2010

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Minnesota, North Dakota Inmates Missing From Jail

Authorities are seeking a Minnesota man and another inmate from North Dakota because the men haven’t returned from jail furloughs.

11/25/2010

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