The growth of the for-profit prison care industry raises questions about how to divide expensive and complicated responsibilities between public agencies and private companies. It turns, though, on a thornier underlying issue: How do you ensure care of people that society mostly would prefer not to think about?
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.
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.
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.
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill funding state courts and corrections including a pay increase for judges.
Sen. Al Franken is unveiling a bill to increase funding for mental health problems in prisons and jails.
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 […]
Corrections officers say there’s a dangerous staffing crisis at Minnesota state prisons.