Minnesota Department of Corrections

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The Minnesota Department of Corrections is a state agency of Minnesota that operates prisons. Its headquarters is in St. Paul.[1]

As of 2010 the state of Minnesota does not contract with private prisons.[2]

Adult & juvenile correctional facilities[edit]

Minnesota State Correctional Facilities[3]
Facility Pop. Type Security Class Capacity 2012 Population
Faribault Male 1, 2, & 3 2,005 2,006
Lino Lakes Male 1 & 3 1,310 1,318
Moose Lake Male 3 1,029 1,029
Oak Park Heights Male 5 438 435
St. Cloud Male 4 1,010 1,037
Stillwater Male 1 & 4 1,606 1,616
Red Wing Adults Male Minimum 42 43
Rush City Male 4 988 982
Willow River (CIP) Male 177 172
Shakopee Female Multiple 630 613
Togo (CIP) Female 30 30
Red Wing Juvenile Male 189 127

Juvenile services[edit]

The department operates juvenile correctional facilities.[4]

Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing in Red Wing serves delinquent boys. It was built in 1889.[5] Minnesota Correctional Facility – Togo in northern Itasca County serves delinquent boys and girls.[6] The Togo facility opened in 1955 as Youth Conservation Commission (YCC). For years it was known as Thistledew Camp. In 2006 the facility's name changed to MCF-Togo, and the Thistledew designation is used to refer to the juvenile programs.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.
  2. ^ http://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/inc_Too_Good_to_be_True.pdf page 5
  3. ^ "Performance Report, Fiscal Year 2012". Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Juvenile Services." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  5. ^ "Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  6. ^ "MCF-Togo." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  7. ^ "About Thistledew Programs at MCF-Togo." Thistledew Programs. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.

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