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Inspection, Enforcement and Licensing

Kristi Strang
fax: 651.642.0314

This unit is responsible for inspection and licensing of state and local correctional facilities including jails, lockups, holding facilities, adult community-based residential facilities, juvenile detention centers, juvenile correctional residential facilities, and group homes. This unit also provides for the certification of juvenile facilities for out-of-state placements and the certification of all residential adult and juvenile sex offender programs. Additionally, the unit is responsible for development and coordination of security audits conducted in all department facilities. Development and enforcement of facility standards and training of staff overseeing these operations are also duties of the unit, which acts as a clearinghouse for architectural and operational planning for new or remodeled state and local correctional facilities.

Adult Facilities                        Juvenile Facilities                     Unit Fact Sheet

How to Submit a Complaint

Licensed Facilities

  1. Complete Complaint Form
  2. Send form by email to

MN Department of Corrections Operated Facilities (MCF)

  1. Contact Ombuds for Corrections

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