Minnesota Department of Corrections
Gov. Mark Dayton says he stands behind a new policy instituted by the Department of Corrections that bans the use of media cameras for interviews of inmates conducted in Minnesota prisons. Dayton said Tuesday he trusts the judgment of his agency commissioner and steps he’s taking to assure security in state prisons.
She hasn’t served her full sentence yet in a deadly hit-and-run crash, but Amy Senser was released from prison on Thursday. It also doesn’t mean she’s free and going home. The wife of former Vikings player Joe Senser will be moved to either a jail or halfway house to begin a work release program.
Officials say a man who walked away from the Minnesota Department of Corrections’ Challenge Incarceration Program Tuesday night has turned himself in. At about 8:30 p.m., Richard James O’Reilly reportedly walked away from the program, which is intended for non-violent offenders.
Authorities in eastern North Dakota’s Steele County combed a cornfield to capture a convicted sex offender from Minnesota who had allegedly cut off his tracking bracelet and stolen a motor home.
Minnesota authorities and defense attorneys are welcoming the federal government’s plans to ease up on drug sentences. They’re pointing out that Minnesota already has one of the country’s lowest incarceration rates because it’s been practicing what U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been proposing for some 30 years.
The nine-time convicted rapist and killer behind the “Honeywell Ramp Murder” will remain in prison for another five years.
Authorities in Minnesota are opposing parole for a man convicted of killing a Robbinsdale police officer in 1985.
A sexual psychopath will be living in a Golden Valley halfway house after being released from a sex offender program in which he stayed for 18 years.
Officials are asking for the public’s help to find a Level 3 sex offender who escaped from supervision.
Authorities arrested the 31-year-old man on Wednesday. He is identified as Corey Dean Thomas and is being held in Miami on a Minnesota Department of Corrections arrest warrant.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections team took first place at the 2011 U.S. Police Canine Association National Police Dog Trials.
More than 40 percent of ex-cons commit crimes within three years of their release and wind up back behind bars, despite billions in taxpayer dollars spent on prison systems that are supposed to help rehabilitate them, according to a study released Wednesday.
A convicted sex offender who fled a St. Paul halfway house is in jail after more than a month as a fugitive.
Authorities are looking for a Level 3 predatory sex offender who left a halfway house earlier this week.