Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Minn. DOC Failed To Properly Prioritize Inmates For COVID VaccinesA Ramsey County judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the Minnesota Department of Corrections that alleged the state failed to properly protect prisoners from COVID-19.
Fugitive Robert Baca, Last Seen In California, Has Ties To Minnesota, DOC SaysAuthorities say a sex offender released from custody in Minnesota in October is now a wanted fugitive last seen in California.
Stillwater DOC Employee 'No Longer Employed' Following On-Camera Clash With ActivistsA Stillwater corrections sergeant is "no longer employed" at the prison following an on-camera confrontation with protesters last month.
Stillwater Corrections Sergeant On Investigative Leave After Confrontation With Protesters Caught On VideoA Stillwater corrections sergeant has been placed on investigative leave after “deeply disturbing” actions were caught on tape in a confrontation with protesters, according to the Minnesota’s Department of Corrections.
Judge: Minnesota Inmates Can Sue State Over COVID ConcernsACLU-MN alleges that only one-fifth of Minnesota’s approximately 7,600 inmates have been fully vaccinated.
DOC: Inmate Briefly Escapes Custody At MSP AirportThe Minnesota Department of Corrections says members of is transportation unit were at the airport in the midst of transferring the inmate from Oak Park Heights’ correctional facility to a prison in another state when he “broke free.”
Faribault Inmate Is Sixth Incarcerated Person To Die Of COVIDA 64-year-old man who had been incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault has died of COVID.
COVID In Minnesota: Rush City Inmate, 57, Dies After Testing PositiveA 57-year-old inmate from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City has died from complications of COVID-19.
St. Cloud Prison Remains On Lockdown As COVID Infects More Than 50% Of Inmates335 of the prison’s 623 inmates have the disease as of Thursday, as do 59 staff members, who are quarantining at home.
Protesters Rally Outside Stillwater Prison After Fatal COVID Outbreak: 'Prisoners' Lives Also Matter'Since September, 903 Stillwater inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. Six had to be hospitalized, and one inmate died. The prison is now on lockdown to try and minimize the spread of the virus.
Shots Fired Near Police As They Searched For Fugitive, 3 In CustodyLocal authorities say three people are in custody after a shooting Friday afternoon.
MN Dept. Of Corrections To Close 2 Of State’s Smallest Prisons, Cites Substantial Budget CrisisThe Minnesota Department of Corrections says it is taking the “immensely difficult” action to close two of the state’s smallest prisons due to a substantial budget crisis.
DOC Commissioner Credits Mother Of Hardel Sherrell For New Investigation Into His 2018 Death In Beltrami Co. JailMinnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell says his office is taking a closer look at the 2018 death of a Beltrami County Jail inmate.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: COVID-19 Spreads Among Staff And Inmates At Minnesota PrisonsThere are at least 80 confirmed or presumed cases among inmates between three Minnesota prisons.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: ACLU Sues To Release Moose Lake Inmates During OutbreakThe American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is suing to release inmates endangered by COVID-19 at Moose Lake prison in northern Minnesota.