After COVID-19 Outbreak At St. Cloud Prison, Intake Operations Move To Lino LakesThe Minnesota Department of Corrections is moving the state's prisoner intake operations form the St. Cloud prison where the number of COVID-19 cases have spiked.
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: 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: Prison Releases Due To COVID-19 Could Begin Next WeekPrisoners who could be released include nonviolent offenses, low risk to public safety and being within 90 days of regularly scheduled release.
Legislative Auditor Finds Serious Problems with State Corrections FacilitiesYet changes won't come without the dollars to fix what's broke.
Minnesota Commission Votes To Cap Most Probation Sentences At 5 YearsJudges will be allowed to exceed the five-year cap if they find special circumstances in which public safety warrants it.
Minnesota's Sentencing Guidelines Commission Is Considering A Cap On Probation SentencesSome probation sentences run for decades.
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.
'We Have Had Enough': Toolkit Seeks To Reduce, Prevent Police Shooting DeathsFor the first time, families with loved ones that were shot and killed by police teamed up with Twin Cities prosecutors to create a guide for law enforcement.
'We Cannot Sacrifice Safety': Corrections Commissioner Says Safety Inside Prisons ParamountSafety and security for officers is the top priority for the new head of corrections. Just last July, Minnesota had its first corrections officer killed in the line of duty.
Local Police Training For Encounters With People With Mental IllnessIt is estimated that about 10 percent of police calls involve a person with a mental illness. Some law enforcement agencies are now adding more training on how to deal with those calls, especially after some recent cases involving officers and people in emotional distress.