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We are very excited for the return of Transitions Resource Fairs at our MN Correctional Facilities!

What is a Transitions Fair

DOC Transitions Fairs provide an opportunity for our incarcerated population to connect 1:1 with community partners across the state of MN who offer release services and support. Community partners invited to participate include services around: housing, employment, education, healthcare, identification, and overall community support and navigation. 

While the outline of these important events will remain similar to previous years, we will be making some adjustments to account for the many changes within facility operations over the course of the last few years, since the COVID pandemic, including:

  • Each Transitions Fair will be held in smaller groups, and will focus on each facility’s individual populations
  • Your valued participation in one facility’s Transitions Fair does not guarantee your participation in another facility’s Transitions Fair
  • Each facility Transitions Coordinator will send out an invite and application as their fair nears
  • Your application will be reviewed by the Reentry team, and forwarded to each Transitions Coordinator at your requested facilities
  • If your physical attendance cannot be accommodated, we will be providing the opportunity to display resources for organizations

Thank you for your understanding as we work through the process of welcoming back Transitions Fairs within our Minnesota Correctional Facilities! We look forward to sharing your important work with our incarcerated populations.

How to Participate

If interested in attending a DOC Transitions Fair, please email:

Events will occur as scheduled below. (Please Note: Applications received after the below due dates will not be accepted.)

Facility Transitions Fair Date Application Due Date
MCF-Red Wing April 18, 2023 March 6, 2023
MCF-St. Cloud May 3, 2023 April 12, 2023
MCF-Faribault June 7, 2023 May 17, 2023
MCF-Shakopee August 8, 2023 July 18, 2023
MCF-Moose Lake September 19, 2023 August 29, 2023
MCF-Willow River September 26, 2023 September 5, 2023
MCF-Rush City October 12, 2023 September 21, 2023
MCF-Lino Lakes November 14, 2023 October 24, 2023
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