The Minnesota State Law Library:
        Law Library Service to Prisoners:
            2000 Statistics

 

STATISTICAL SUMMARY
LLSP ACTIVITIES 1998 1999 2000 1999-2000
% CHANGE
Requests Processed 20017 20581 24171 +17.4 %
On-site Meetings with Inmates 1796 1678 1859 +10.8 %
Individuals Assisted 1347 1287 1476 +14.7 %

"Requests Processed" quantifies the activities involved in providing law library service to prisoners.   "On-site Meetings with Inmates" represents the number of inmate reference interviews conducted in-person and by interactive television.   "Individuals Assisted" indicates the total number of people to whom we provide information whether in-person, by telephone, or through the mail.

 

REQUESTS PROCESSED
FACILITY
1998
1999
2000
1999-2000
% CHANGE
Stillwater 6257 5940 5922 -.3
St. Cloud 1792 1822 2446 +34.2
Faribault 1753 1573 1972 +25.4
Lino Lakes 1323 2002 2684 +34.1
Oak Park Heights 5131 5745 5927 +3.2
Willow River / MooseLake 1038 948 786 -17.1
Shakopee 442 634 819 +29.2
Rush City 654
MN Inmates Under Contract 679 681 684 +.4
DOC 63 75 60 -20.0
Other 1535 1151 2185 +89.8
TOTALS     20017 20581 24171 +17.4

Note: “MN Inmates Under Contract” includes Minnesota inmates housed in other states.   “Other” includes inmates in facilities not specifically listed above, including county jails.   LLSP provides some assistance or referrals to any individual incarcerated in Minnesota as time and policy permit.   In 2000 requests were processed from twenty-six county jails.   Non-Minnesota prisoners housed in other states are routinely referred to law libraries near their place of incarceration.   At the beginning of year 2000, Red Wing became a juvenile facility for males.   LLSP received one request in 2000, the same as the previous year, from Red Wing.

 

INDIVIDUALS ASSISTED
FACILITY
1998
1999
2000
1999-2000
% CHANGE
Stillwater 290 362 380 +5.0
St. Cloud 194 199 229 +15.0
Faribault 195 189 209 +10.6
Lino Lakes 160 100 153 +53.0
Oak Park Heights 187 242 246 +1.7
Willow River / MooseLake 104 68 72 -5.9
Shakopee 105 128 130 +1.6
Rush City 51
MN Inmates Under Contract 26 26 28 +7.7
DOC 19 24 16 -33.3
Other 173 167 218 +30.5
TOTAL ASSISSTED     1374 1287 1476 +14.7

Note: "Individuals Assisted" is the total number of persons to whom LLSP provided information in each facility.   Due to the movement of inmates between facilities, an individual may have been counted more than once in the facility statistics.   If an inmate is transferred from one facility to another and requests information through LLSP from both institutions, then that same inmate will be counted twice—once for each facility.   However, in the "Total Assisted" row, transferees are counted once.   For this reason, the numbers in the facility statistics section of the above table may not add up to the totals indicated in the "Total Assisted" row.

 

ON-SITE MEETINGS WITH INMATES
FACILITY
1998
1999
2000
1999-2000
% CHANGE
Stillwater 386 331 416 +25.7
St. Cloud 159 337 320 -5.0
Faribault 473 426 387 -9.1
Lino Lakes 349 218 306 +40.3
Oak Park Heights 202 157 178 +13.3
Willow River / MooseLake 108 60 75 +25.0
Shakopee 119 149 139 -6.7
Rush City 38
TOTALS     1796 1678 1859 +10.8

Note: The numbers for MCF-Willow River/Moose Lake include visits conducted via interactive television.   In addition, 220 inmates at MCF-Shakopee received an introduction to the law library conducted by the LLSP Librarian during their orientation process in 2000.


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