Deputy DOC Commissioner Sarah Walker ResignsA top administrator has resigned from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the latest incidence of turnover in Gov. Tim Walz's administration.
Stillwater Corrections Officer Hopeful Conditions Will Improve Under New Commissioner"I've lost sleep. I worry it will happen to one of my fellow officers and when I get to the point where I think I'm past it, it comes up again," Sgt. John Hillyard said. "I want to make sure in the future our officers have the tools and the resources they need to deal with this as we move forward into this year."
Family Members Call Prison Conditions 'A Crisis'Prisoners have been on lockdown for nearly a month since corrections officer Joseph Gomm was beaten to death.
Minn. DOC: Stillwater Corrections Officer Killed By InmateA corrections officer is dead after being attacked by an inmate Wednesday afternoon at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater.
Corrections Dept. Investigating Minnesota Prison Officer AttacksThe latest happened Thursday when an offender assaulted a lieutenant at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater.
Authorities Seek Help Finding Level III Predatory OffenderThe Minnesota Department of Corrections is looking for a Level III predatory offender who is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from custody. Authorities say Douglas Lynn Peterson, 66, was released from jail on Nov. 5, 2014, to intensive supervised release in Hennepin County.
Sex Offender Email Scam, Virus Putting Minnesota Parents On EdgeMinnesota parents are getting a frightening email in their inboxes. It says there is sex offender activity in their area, and offers resources to protect them against sexual predators.
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.