Minnesota Department of Corrections

Level III Sex Offender Arrested In Big LakeAuthorities say a recently released sex offender who had been in violation of the terms of his release was arrested Monday. Darren Steven Marks was taken into custody Monday afternoon in the Big Lake area of Sherburne County after a concerned citizen called 911.
Police Seeking Sex Offender For Violating Terms Of ReleasePolice are looking for a recently released sex offender who they say is in violation of the terms of his release.
Dayton Backs New Camera Ban For Media Interviews In PrisonsGov. 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.
Amy Senser Released From Shakopee Women's PrisonShe 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.
Man Turns Self In After Walking From Incarceration ProgramOfficials 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.
Minnesota Sex Offender Captured In ND Corn FieldAuthorities 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.
Minn. Authorities Welcome Change On Drug SentencesMinnesota 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.
9-Time Convicted Rapist Denied ParoleThe nine-time convicted rapist and killer behind the "Honeywell Ramp Murder" will remain in prison for another five years.
Authorities Oppose Parole For Man Who Killed CopAuthorities in Minnesota are opposing parole for a man convicted of killing a Robbinsdale police officer in 1985.
Police: Pedophile To Live In Golden Valley; Meeting SetA 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.
Authorities Seek Fugitive Level 3 Sex OffenderOfficials are asking for the public's help to find a Level 3 sex offender who escaped from supervision.
Person Of Interest Found In St. Paul Woman's DeathAuthorities 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.