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Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP): An Inside Look
— The Minnesota Department of Corrections early release "boot-camp" program helps to reduce recidivism, lower the prison population, and most importantly, change lives.
Moose Lake Victims Week: WDIO Story
— MOOSE LAKE, Minn. - There are ironclad consequences for the decision to commit a crime. "It becomes real when the door slams behind you." Spending a dozen years behind bars could be enough to make a heart harden further. But there are programs at the Minnesota Corrections Facility in Moose Lake to work on changing hearts and minds.
Adam Kuehnel MN Teacher of the Year: KARE 11 Story
— (KARE 11 News) For the first time in the Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition there is a nominee from the Department of Corrections adult education program. Adam Kuehnel teaches at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault and was among 12 finalists in this year’s competition.
DOC Recruiting Veterans at the State Fair
— The DOC is one of the most veteran-friendly Minnesota state agencies, with about 15% of DOC employees being veterans. Go to mn.gov/careers and search "corrections" for jobs with the DOC.
Super Bowl Inmate Art Project
— MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Inmates and Minneapolis police formed a partnership of sorts in advance of Super Bowl 52. Offenders at five prisons, including the maximum security Oak Park Heights, are making Super Bowl artwork. It will be hung on the walls of Minneapolis Police Command Centers.
Stillwater Prison Mirror - Inmate Publication
The Stillwater Prison Mirror is the longest-running inmate-run newspaper in the United States, which started in August 1887, with some financial help from three members of the infamous Jesse James Gang.