Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing

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Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing (MCF-Red Wing)
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LocationRed Wing, Minnesota
Coordinates44°33′40″N 92°29′49″W / 44.561°N 92.497°W / 44.561; -92.497
StatusOperational
Security classjuvenile & minimum-security adult reentry
Capacity219 (juvenile male) & 42 (adult)
Population111 (juvenile male) & 42 (adult) (as of 2010-07-01)
Opened1889
Managed byMinnesota Department of Corrections
WardenShon Thieren
Minnesota State Training School
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing is located in Minnesota
Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing
LocationRed Wing, Minnesota
Coordinates44°33′40″N 92°29′49″W / 44.561°N 92.497°W / 44.561; -92.497Coordinates: 44°33′40″N 92°29′49″W / 44.561°N 92.497°W / 44.561; -92.497
ArchitectWarren B. Dunnell
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference No.73000979 [1]

The Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing is a state juvenile correctional facility located in Red Wing, Minnesota, US. As of July 2010, it housed 111 juvenile males, operating at about half of its licensed capacity.[2] The prison also houses over 40 adult male prisoners in minimum-security, reentry housing[clarification needed].

Built in 1889 as the Minnesota State Training School, the original Romanesque building was designed by Warren B. Dunnell, the architect of a number of historical public buildings in Minnesota, including the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children, the Fergus Falls State Hospital Complex, the Minnesota Soldiers' Home Historic District, and the Pillsbury Academy Campus Historic District.

American serial killer, rapist, arsonist, robber, and burglar Carl Panzram (June 28, 1891 – September 5, 1930) alleges that he was repeatedly beaten, tortured, and raped by Red Wing staff members while he was incarcerated here between the ages of 11 and 13.

The institution served as the subject of "Walls of Red Wing", a folk and protest song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a Red Wing staff member was one of the first two confirmed cases of the virus in the Minnesota prison system.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Performance Report, Fiscal Year 2010" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Corrections. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 23, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2010.
  3. ^ "First COVID-19 cases confirmed in Minnesota's prison system".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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