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.
Franken Working To Change How The Justice System Deals With The Mentally IllSen. Al Franken is hoping this is the year he can get legislation passed to help people suffering from mental illness.
AG: Shakopee Inmate Defrauded Medical Assistance ProgramMinnesota's Attorney General has filed felony fraud charges against a 51-year-old woman. With an aging population and soaring hospital costs, home healthcare delivers efficient medical care.
40-Year Sentence Upheld In Toddler's Suffocation DeathA 31-year-old Duluth man's 40-year prison sentence for suffocating a toddler has been upheld, according to the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.