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.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: DOC Officials Deciding Which Prisoners Should Be Released During PandemicPrisons across Minnesota have developed plans to deal with the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: In-Person Visits Suspended At All MN Correctional FacilitiesThe Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) announced they are temporarily suspending all in-person visits to Minnesota prisons and jails, due to ongoing health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
'It Makes You Feel Good': MINNCOR Program Brings Inmate-Made Art And Products To Pop-Up StoresThe Minnesota Department of Corrections’ MINNCOR program is helping inmates across six prisons learn technical and soft skills before transitioning back to society.
DOC: Rush City Prison On Lockdown After Inmate Attacks 3 Staff MembersMinnesota Correctional Facility - Rush City is on lockdown after three staff members were attacked by an inmate Tuesday evening.
Minnesota Prison Staff Shortages Increase Overtime PaymentsThe state's DOC data shows it paid $12.3 million for more than 262,000 hours of overtime during fiscal year 2019.
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.