Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault

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Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault (MCF-Faribault)
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Location Faribault, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°16′56″N 93°15′16″W / 44.28222°N 93.25444°W / 44.28222; -93.25444
Status Operational
Security class minimum–medium
Capacity 2,005[1]
Population 2,007 (as of August 16, 2010)
Opened 1989
Managed by Minnesota Department of Corrections
Director Bruce Reiser, Warden

The Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault is a state prison located in Faribault, Minnesota. As of August, 2010, it had an adult inmate population of about 2,000 men,[2] making it the largest prison in Minnesota by population.

The prison was established in 1989 on the 140-acre (57 ha) campus of a former state mental hospital.[3] Between 2005 and 2008, the Minnesota legislature funded a $129 million expansion and modernization program, which included the construction of four new 416-bed living units.[4][5][6] The prison's medium-security inmates are now primarily housed within these four large "K" buildings, so called because each building consists of four wings in a "K" configuration around a central control rotunda, with each two-story wing capable of housing 104 inmates in two-bunk cells.

The expansion of the Faribault prison was a primary cause of the state's decreased reliance upon a private prison in Appleton, Minnesota.[7] Corrections Corporation of America closed the 1,600-bed Appleton prison in 2010.[8][9]

MCF-Faribault has educational facilities for GED and adult basic education, and provides education in construction trades such as flooring, drywall, and woodworking. The facility also houses a MINNCOR prison industry facility providing contract labor to outside vendors as well as a line of institutional and library furniture. The 180 bed "New Dimensions" chemical dependency treatment program provides a yearlong treatment program for alcohol and other drug dependent offenders. The minimum security unit, outside of the main prison's medium-security double fence, provides housing and supervision for community work crews.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Performance Report, Fiscal Year 2010". Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Daily Inmate Profile". Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  3. ^ Giles, Kevin (2008-09-30). "Bigger, safer, stronger: A prison for the future". Star Tribune (Minneapolis). Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  4. ^ "2005 Bonding Bill". Minnesota Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ "2006 Bonding Bill". Minnesota Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  6. ^ "2008 Bonding Bill". Minnesota Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  7. ^ Havens, Chris (2009-11-23). "Minnesota may use private prison in Appleton". Star Tribune (Minneapolis). Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  8. ^ "CCA Announces Closure of Prairie Correctional Facility". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Prairie Correctional Facility". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 

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Coordinates: 44°16′56″N 93°15′16″W / 44.28222°N 93.25444°W / 44.28222; -93.25444