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Commissioners OK agreement with DOC

June 12, 2012 in The Osakis Review

A renewal of the joint powers agreement between the Douglas County Jail and Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) was approved for 2013 at the May 8 county commissioners meeting.
The agreement with DOC allows the county to house inmates at the jail who are participating in the work release program and make a profit while providing the service. Continue Reading

Oil boom increasing work for parole officers

April 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Parole and probation officers are increasingly overwhelmed with workloads as North Dakota’s population rises and more ex-convicts flock to the state in search of a good economy, a job and a fresh start. Continue Reading

Success seen in Minnesota’s Christian-focused prison program

February 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A controversial program using Christian teachings to try to turn around the lives of hundreds of Minnesota prison inmates is working, according to a new report from the Department of Corrections. Participants in the InnerChange Freedom Initiative, which operates at the Minnesota women’s prison in Shakopee and at a men’s prison in Lino Lakes, are more likely than others to stay out of prison after their release, according to the report. Continue Reading

10 Minnesota prisons temporarily locked down

January 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities say the prisoners were confined to their cells and weren’t allowed to make or receive phone calls or have visitors during the 24-hour lockdown which started at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Department of Corrections spokesman John Schadl says the lockdown involved all 10 state prisons. Continue Reading