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] The first and only private prison in the state, the Prairie Correctional Facility, was closed by its owner in 2010. [3][4]

Adult and juvenile correctional facilities[edit]

Minnesota state correctional facilities[5]
Facility Pop. type Security class Capacity 2014 population
Faribault Male 1, 2, & 3 2,026 1,996
Lino Lakes Male 1 & 3 1,316 1,257
Moose Lake Male 3 1,053 1,042
Oak Park Heights Male 5 444 437
St. Cloud Male 4 1,028 999
Stillwater Male 1 & 4 1,622 1,612
Red Wing Adults Male Minimum 42 43
Rush City Male 4 1,018 1,008
Willow River (CIP) Male 177 163
Shakopee Female 1-5 650 601
Togo (CIP) Female 40 36
Togo Juvenile Male and female (separated)
Red Wing Juvenile male 189 127

Juvenile services[edit]

The department operates juvenile correctional facilities.[6]

Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing in Red Wing serves delinquent boys. It was built in 1889.[7] Minnesota Correctional Facility – Togo in northern Itasca County serves delinquent boys and girls.[8] 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.[9]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "CCA Announces Closure of Prairie Correctional Facility". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Prairie Correctional Facility". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Performance Report 2014" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  6. ^ "Juvenile Services." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  7. ^ "Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "MCF-Togo." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  9. ^ "About Thistledew Programs at MCF-Togo." Thistledew Programs. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.

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