Minnesota Correctional Facility – Rush City

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Minnesota Correctional Facility – Rush City (MCF-Rush City)
Location7600 525th Street, Rush City, Minnesota
Security classclose security
OpenedFebruary 2000
Managed byMinnesota Department of Corrections
WardenVicki Janssen[1]

The Minnesota Correctional Facility – Rush City is a prison for men operated by the Minnesota Department of Corrections in Rush City, Chisago County, Minnesota.

Rush City is the state's newest prison, opened in February 2000.[2] The $90 million project stands as the largest single structure in the county, employs about 350 workers, and at the ten-year mark in 2010 was reported to have met local expectations as a quiet and relatively well-run prison.[3]

But in June 2010, 27-year-old inmate Xavius Scullark-Johnson died after a string of overnight seizures while held in Rush City, where he was denied emergency medical care. In deteriorating health for months, he anticipated his own death in letters to his mother. [4] His family sued the Department of Corrections, the contracted health care provider Corizon, and the individuals involved. [5] The DOC agreed to settle the suit for $400,000 and promised additional training.[6]


  1. ^ "Rush City".
  2. ^ "Minnesota Department of Corrections".
  3. ^ "So far, so good for Rush City Prison after first ten years of operations - Chisago County Press".
  4. ^ McEnroe, Paul (9 July 2012). "Prisoner Dies After Denial of Care". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. ^ "US District Court Filing - Scullark Complaint of 12/13/12" (PDF). Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  6. ^ Gottfried, Mara H. (21 May 2013). "$400,000 settles suit over St. Paul man's prison death". Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Retrieved 21 August 2016.

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