Shakopee Inmate Becomes First Woman To Take Law School Test In Prison: 'Everybody Deserves A Second Chance'“Everyone that is released from here are going to be our neighbors and our friends. The more that they’re educated, the better they can help their communities," Dr. Kristen O’Connell
Lynx's Maya Moore Helps Free Missouri Man From PrisonMoore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center. She clapped as Irons approached a group of people waiting for his release.
Detroit Lakes Man Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Distributing MethA 38-year-old Detroit Lakes man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for distributing methamphetamine on the White Earth Reservation.
Record Use Of Solitary Confinement In Minnesota Last YearA record number of Minnesota prison inmates were placed in solitary confinement last year.
Minnesota Prisons Resort To Video For Psychiatric CareMinnesota prisons are turning to telepsychiatry to provide inmates with mental health care.
Wrongfully Convicted Man To Receive $1.5 Million After 46 Years In PrisonTo pass the time and temper the injustice, he painted.
'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.
Man Accused Of Prison Guard's Death Appears Before JudgeEdward Johnson arrived under tight security from Oak Park Heights, where he's now being held following Officer Joe Gomm's death.
Prison Union Calls For Workplace Changes Following Officer Gomm's DeathThe union representing Minnesota corrections employees is set to demand workplace changes after a prison guard's death last month.
What Are The Rules For Serving Prison Time?“Everyone who goes to federal prison, unless they screw up badly while they're in prison, they get 15 percent off their sentence for what's called good time."
Denny Hecker Moved To Minimum-Security Duluth PrisonA former car dealer and convicted con man is back in Minnesota. Online prison records show Denny Hecker is now at the federal prison in Duluth.
Republicans Pushing For State To Buy Empty Appelton PrisonRepublican lawmakers at the Minnesota Legislature are asking the State Corrections Department to buy or lease the privately-owned prison in Appleton.
Legislative Battle Brewing Over Drug Sentencing ReductionsA legislative game of tug-of-war is brewing over looming reductions to prison sentences for some major drug offenders. The state's sentencing commission passed the changes late last year, slashing sentence guidelines for first- and second-degree possession convictions.
Gang Member Sentenced In Mpls. Shooting That Injured Mother, ToddlerA 28-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced in a wild shooting spree that resulted in a mother and child suffering significant wounds.
Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Sexual Abuse May Get $475K From StateA man wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter will likely receive $475,000 from Minnesota taxpayers -- but the state legislature must still approve the award. In his attorney's office Wednesday, Roger Olsen described how he still has trouble getting a job even a decade after the conviction was tossed.