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How Supervision Works

The Minnesota Department of Corrections supervises two types of offenders:

  1. Felony offenders who have served the mandatory two-thirds of their prison sentence who have been released from prison and
  2. Probationers who were not committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Corrections but reside in counties that do not find it practical to operate a local supervision program.

Felony Offenders:

Minnesota uses determinate sentencing. Under this system, there is no parole board and no time off for good behavior. Offenders serve two-thirds of their prison sentence incarcerated and the remaining third on supervised release. 

Every offender on supervised release follows conditions such as having an approved residence, submitting to regular drug and alcohol tests, restrictions against accessing the Internet, and in some cases electronic monitoring. If an offender violates the conditions of their release, a warrant will be issued and the offender will be taken into custody. The case will be reviewed to determine how severe the violation was and what action should be taken as a result. For some technical violations, an offender will have their release conditions restructured before being released back into the community to continue on supervision.

However, more severe violations will require the offender to be brought back to prison. The DOC has the legal authority to bring offenders under supervision back to prison as long as the court-imposed sentence is in effect. The DOC does not have the authority to hold an offender beyond the expiration of their sentence.


In addition to supervising offenders who have been released from prison, the DOC also supervises probation cases in some counties. Probation is used as a alternative to incarceration. If someone violates their probation conditions, the case is referred back to the sentencing judge for review, and in some cases prison time may be imposed.


It is a felony to vote if you are not eligible. You cannot vote if you have any portion of a felony sentence remaining. If you are on supervised release, probation or parole for any felony you will have to wait until those obligations have been met before you vote.

Ownership of firearms by someone who has been convicted of a felony can be a complex legal matter. In many cases, people convicted of felonies are simply barred from owing firearms, and in other cases their rights may be restored. It is best to check with your county attorney's office to see if you are eligible or seek legal advice on your specific case. Offenders on supervised release are barred from possessing firearms.

Community Notification

All offenders required to register as sex-offenders, are assigned a level 1, 2, or 3 when they leave prison. Level 3 is considered the highest risk to re-offend. If a level 3 offender moves into your neighborhood, you will be notified by law enforcement.Community Notification Fact Sheet

Search Level 3 Offenders

Click here to search Level 3 offenders and those required to publicly register


Safety Tips for Parents Safety Tips for Children Characteristics of Child Molesters Common Tricks Training on predatory offenders for those who care for children and vulnerable adults

Wanted Fugitives

Fugitives are offenders serving their remaining 1/3 of their sentence on supervision in the community, who have allegedly violated terms of their supervised release and are evading authorities.

Active DOC Fugitives

If you have tips or information on the location of a fugitive, please call the DOC 24-hour tip line at 651-603-0026.
Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization - Tip Line: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or search for the Crime Stoppers smartphone app for Android or iPhone. 

Non-compliant Predatory Offenders

Certain predatory offenders must register with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's BCA Predatory Offender Unit. This page allows the public to search the BCA database for non-compliant predatory offenders by first name, last name, age, and location. Those predatory offenders whose registration with the BCA is up-to-date will not be seen.

How to Contact an Agent

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Search for community services staff by visiting the Community Services Directory.

Offender Programs

Intensive Supervised Release (ISR) Program

This statewide program provides intensive supervision for the highest--risk offenders. Supervision includes four face-to-face contacts weekly, electronic home monitoring, mandatory work or school, daily curfews, mandatory restitution, and random drug testing. 

ISR Fact Sheet

Probation, Supervised Release and Sentencing To Service Contacts

Allen Godfrey, Field Services Director phone 651/361-7116, fax 651/632-5065
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55108 

Dan Traun, Corrections Program Director phone 651/361-7120, fax 651/632-5065
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55108

Sherry Hill, Manager Northern Region phone 218/308-2563, fax 218/308-2583
619 Beltrami Avenue NW, Suite 300, Bemidji, MN 56601
Bemidji 1, Bemidji 2, Center City, Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids, Moorhead, and St. Cloud districts

Dayna Burmeister, Manager Southern Region phone 507/317-1518, fax 507/344-5285
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2145, Mankato, MN 56001
Albert Lea, Chaska, Litchfield, Mankato, Marshall, Red Wing, and Winona districts

Northern Region:

Trisha Hansen, BEMIDJI DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR phone 218/308-2593, fax 218/308-2583
619 Beltrami Avenue NW, Suite 300, Bemidji, MN 56601
Beltrami, Polk, Red Lake, Clearwater, Norman

Marc Bloomquist, BEMIDJI 2 DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 218/556-1385, fax 218/732-1242 
619 Beltrami Avenue NW, Suite 300, Bemidji, MN 56601
Kittson, Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, Marshall, Pennington, Hubbard

Randy Tenge, CENTER CITY DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 651/539-1230, fax 651/257-8623
335 Summit Avenue, Box 187, Center City, MN 55012
Pine, Kanabec, Isanti, Chisago, Washington, Anoka

Brian Rubenstein, DETROIT LAKES DISTRICT SUPERVISOR , phone 218/846-8330, fax 218/846-0740
1135 Washington Avenue, Suite 102, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
Becker, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Wadena, Todd

Mark Smith, GRAND RAPIDS DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 218/322-2933, fax 218/327-5995
104 NE 3rd Street, Suite 250, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
St. Louis, Itasca, Cass, Aitkin, Carlton, Benton, Mahnomen, Morrison

Janelle Cheney, MOORHEAD DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 218/304-3001, fax 218/236-2072
215 30th St. North, Moorhead, MN 56560
Clay, Wilkin, Morris, Stevens, Pople, Traverse, Grant, Big Stone

Deb Anderson, ST. CLOUD DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 320/223-7959, fax 320/255-2672
300 East St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56304
Stearns, Benton, Mille Lacs, Douglas

Southern Region

Jill Barickman, ALBERT LEA DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 507/379-6006, fax 507/379-3531
408 South Broadway Avenue, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007
Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Faribault, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore

Mary Karl, CHASKA DISTRICT SUPERVISOR , phone 952/346-4882, fax 952/361-3430
207 N Chestnut St., Suite 200, Chaska, MN 55318
McLeod, Carver, Sibley, Scott, Dakota

Jacob McLellan, LITCHFIELD DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 763/279-0310 fax 320/373-6968
319 E Hwy. 12, Litchfield, MN 55355
Kandiyohi, Meeker, Wright, Renville, Redwood

Sarah Eischens, MANKATO DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 507/344-5284, fax 507/387-7923
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2145, Mankato, MN 56001
Nicollet, Brown, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Martin

Brad Odegard, MARSHALL DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 507-537-7104 fax 507/537-7111
601 Highway 59 North, Marshall, MN 56258
Swift, Lac Qui Parle, Chippewa, Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Lyon, Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles, Jackson

Jenny McMahon, Temporary RED WING DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 651/301-7204, fax 651/267-3778
608 Main Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Le Sueur, Rice, Goodhue, Waseca

Rena Patterson, WINONA DISTRICT/STS SUPERVISOR , phone 507/457-6470, fax 507/454-9391
Courthouse, 171 West 3rd Street, Winona, MN 55987
Wabasha, Winona, and Houston

Special Supervision Districts

Kelley Blake, ISR/CIP/CRP SOUTH DISTRICT SUPERVISOR , phone 507-344-5283, fax: 507-387-7923
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2145, Mankato, MN 56001

Roman George, ISR/CIP, NORTH DISTRICT SUPERVISOR , phone 320-223-7960, fax 320-255-2672
300 East St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56304

Paula Thielen, ISR/CIP/CRP CENTRAL DISTRICT SUPERVISOR , phone 651-361-7628, fax 651-628-6878
2420 Long Lake Road, Roseville, MN 55113

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