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Prison News | Minnesota

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Minnesota. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.


Education & Rehabilitation

Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

Gangs in Prison

  • Former gang member becomes agent of change
    the street from a Minneapolis corner where he once dealt drugs as a member of the Gangster Disciples, one of the nation's largest black...[more]

Health & Medical Treatment

No recent news for Minnesota in this category.

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

No recent news for Minnesota in this category.

Prison Conditions & Corruption

No recent news for Minnesota in this category.

Prison Life & Culture

  • Montana jail that once sought Guantanamo detainees filling empty beds with American Indians
    HARDIN, Mont. — A Montana town that once offered to take in suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay out of desperation to fill an empty, $27 million jail has finally started to fill its cells with American Indian inmates from across the Northern Plains.

    The Two Rivers Regional Detention Facility in Hardin was built in 2007 on hopes it would boost an economically-depressed area of southeast Montana bordering the Crow Indian Reservation....[more]

  • Incarceration rate in Minnesota is among nation's lowest
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new report shows Minnesota's prison population rate is among the nation's lowest. The U.S. Department of Justice statistics released Thursday says Maine had the lowest rate of imprisonment at 145 per 100,000 ......[more]

  • Killers of children run extra prison risks -- Aaron Schaffhausen to be sentenced today
    Aaron Schaffhausen already knows most of his fate. Monday afternoon, he is scheduled to be formally sentenced to serve three mandatory life prison terms for the brutal murders of his three young daughters....[more]

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

  • Inmate dies in Stillwater prison incident
    An inmate at Stillwater prison died after being involved in “an incident,” a state official said Saturday. State Department of Corrections spokesman John Schadl was saying little about the death “because an active investigation is underway.”...[more]

Suicides in Prison

No recent news for Minnesota in this category.

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News

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