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Some Sex Offenders Could Go To Less Secure Setting

Officials with the state’s sex offender program say six low-functioning offenders could be moved to a less restrictive setting if a court approves their transfers. The announcement comes as state Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson faces legal pressure to reform the two-decade-old sex offender program.

09/12/2013

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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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Minnesota’s Prison Population Among Nation’s Lowest

A 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.

07/25/2013

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Minn. Senate Judiciary Budget Has Higher Judge Pay

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill funding state courts and corrections including a pay increase for judges.

04/16/2013

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Franken Seeks To Expand Mental Health Care

Sen. Al Franken is unveiling a bill to increase funding for mental health problems in prisons and jails.

01/09/2013

Center Stage – 10/17/10

Rohan Preston was present at a different kind of performance this week.  He talks to Jearlyn about being at the Vikings-Cowboys game on Sunday. The show Life is a Dream will be performed at various […]

10/20/2010

Prison Staffing Crisis?

Corrections officers say there’s a dangerous staffing crisis at Minnesota state prisons.

10/12/2010

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