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Communications Office

Media Requests for the Department of Corrections

Communications phone line: 651-361-7229

Media can request to film stories on programs within DOC facilities.

• On-camera staff interviews can be obtained with a signed release and agency approval

• Offenders (in certain circumstances and with victims being considered first) can be interviewed about their participation in a program, if they are filmed in a completely unidentifiable way and not identified by name.

B-roll can be obtained from around the facility by appointment. Offenders in this footage must not be identifiable.

Sarah J. Fitzgerald

Director of Communications, Media
Spokesperson

sarah.j.fitzgerald@state.mn.us

Aaron Swanum

Information Officer

 aaron.swanum@state.mn.us

Alan Baertschi

Digital Communications Specialist

alan.baertschi@state.mn.us

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