Prison

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Mpls. Man Who Shot 3 Women 26 Times Gets Nearly 28 Years In Prison

A Minneapolis man learned he will spend the next 27 ½ years in prison for the shooting of three women in north Minneapolis last year, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

07/20/2015

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Cops: S.D. Prison Escapee Arrested In Prior Lake After Robbing 3 Banks

Officials in the south metro say a career criminal has been arrested after escaping a South Dakota prison and robbing three banks in the Twin Cities metro area.

07/15/2015

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2nd Escaped Murderer Is Shot, Captured After Other Killed

The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and captured Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement officers, a sheriff said.

06/28/2015

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Good Question: How Often Do Prisoners Escape?

Investigators spent the day questioning prison workers and contractors trying to figure out how two killers escaped from a maximum security prison. So, how often do prisoners escape? Good Question.

06/08/2015

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Tennis Coach Gets 6 Years For Sex With 15-Year-Old Player

A former Twin Cities-area high school tennis coach has received a six-year prison sentence for violating his probation by trying to contact a teenage girl he had sex with.

06/05/2015

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Teen Who Pleaded Guilty In Terror Case Going Back To Prison

A Twin Cities teenager who pleaded guilty to trying to join ISIS is going back to prison.

05/11/2015

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Dayton: House GOP Should Punish Member For Prison Comment

Gov. Mark Dayton says a Republican lawmaker should be reprimanded for a House floor speech linking north Minneapolis with a state prison.

04/22/2015

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4 Your Pets: Ruff Start Rescue’s Prison Program

Late last spring, Ruff Start Rescue founder Azure Davis and company started a program at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility, where rescue dogs are paired up with select offender trainers.

04/21/2015

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Man, 42, Gets 15 Years For Elaborate Fraud & Identity Theft Conspiracy

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for “orchestrating an identity theft, check, and tax fraud scheme that spanned more than 10 years”, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

04/15/2015

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Court Tosses Conviction Of Man For Meth-Tainted Bong Water

The state Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a southern Minnesota man, saying the amount of meth-tainted water found in his bong was far under the threshold required for his imprisonment. Ryan M. Drown, 32, of Waseca was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in 2013 for having the tainted water in a bong that amounted to less than half an ounce. He had been convicted for second- and third-degree drug possession in Blue Earth County District Court.

04/02/2015

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Mpls. Woman Gets 15 Years In Prison For Uptown Hit-&-Run

A 38-year-old Minneapolis woman will spend 15 years behind bars for running down a man – who remains in a coma — outside an Uptown bar in August, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

02/06/2015

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Man Who Left US To Join Al-Shabab Is Getting Out Of Prison

A man who was sentenced to prison for leaving the U.S. in 2007 and joining the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia has served his time and is scheduled to be released from a federal facility in Rochester on Thursday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

02/04/2015

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St. Cloud Prison Spreads Some Cheer Behind Bars

Christmas behind bars comes with little of the typical holiday cheer for inmates at St. Cloud prison. But staff members at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud are working to give it some holiday touch with religious services, treat bags and special Christmas meals.

12/25/2014

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Minn. Man Gets 12 Years For Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Federal officials say a 39-year-old man was sentenced this week to more than 12 years in prison for orchestrating a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

12/09/2014

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2 Sentenced For Unrelated Violent Crimes At Red Lake Indian Reservation

The United States Attorney’s Office announced Thursday the sentencing of two men who committed unrelated violent crimes on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. In the U.S. District Court in Duluth Wednesday, Fernando Luis May-Gil-Garcia, 29, and 25-year-old Avery Wade Schoenborn both received sentences of 84 months, or 7 years, in prison. Both are enrolled members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.

10/23/2014

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Fmr. Chiropractor Gets 4 Years In Prison For Raping Patient

A former Little Canada chiropractor will spend the next four years behind bars. Fifty-four-year-old Paul Thompson, of Vadnais Heights, admitted to sexually assaulting a woman who had been his patient for more than 10 years. In addition to serving four years in prison, he must also register as a sex offender.

10/20/2014

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A Rare Inside Look: St. Cloud Prison Turns 125

One of the most recognizable buildings in Minnesota — the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud — is turning 125. Since 1889, 55 acres of property in central Minnesota has been home to the St. Cloud prison. Once you get inside the granite wall, you can see why this site was chosen.

10/14/2014

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Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Tax Fraud Scheme

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison for filing false income tax returns in order to obtain tax refunds, according to court documents.

10/08/2014

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MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax Returns

Two inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Tony Terrell Robinson, 30, and Tanka James Tetzlaff, 39, were each charged Tuesday with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 10 counts each of making false claims.

08/19/2014

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Mpls. Man Gets 8 Years For Videotaped Beatings

A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in prison for his part in two violent, gang-related crimes last fall, both filmed on cellphones. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Allen Derrell Gaines was convicted of one count of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery in two separate cases.

08/07/2014

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Menahga Man Indicted In Choking Death Of Teen

A Menahga man was indicted Friday in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman in February, according to the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office. Harley David Leritz, 21, was indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges by a grand jury in the death of Kiela Knowles.

06/27/2014

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Convicted Killer Delbert Huber Dead At 83

A convicted killer recently questioned in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling has died. Delbert Huber, 83, passed away just one day after he sat down for an interview with WCCO’s Esme Murphy. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.

06/12/2014

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Man Gets 30 Years In Duluth Landlord Killing

A northeastern Minnesota man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing a Duluth landlord. Forty-two-year-old Raymond Weeks pleaded guilty in March to intentional second-degree murder.

05/22/2014

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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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Good Question: How Much Of A Prison Sentence Is Served Behind Bars

In July 2012 a judge sentenced Amy Senser to nearly 41 months for the hit-and-run death of Anousone Phanthavong. Less than two years later, she’s headed to work release. On Thursday, Senser is expected to move from the Shakopee Women’s Prison to either a county jail or halfway house at night and a job during the day. She’s expected to be there for six months before starting parole in October.

04/21/2014

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