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Updates for Families

For information regarding in-person visiting procedures, visit:

The Department of Corrections is working hard to keep our staff, those incarcerated in our facilities, and those under supervision safe. We know there are a lot of questions about how we are doing that. If you have questions related to our COVID-19 response or planning, please see the below FAQs. You can also send an email to

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the past year, the DOC has engaged with external public health partners from the University of Minnesota on developing materials and providing input to the department about managing the pandemic inside our facilities. One part of that engagement was for them to develop some educational materials designed to try to increase vaccination rates among the incarcerated population, including written publications and several videos. Those materials are in the process of being distributed to the facilities but we are also making the videos available to the public on our agency website, as well as internally to staff, and the men and women in our facilities.

Commissioner Message

Please take a moment to watch this video that has been distributed in all the facilities for the incarcerated population to view.
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