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Adult Facilities

4 Level Custody Classification System

Minnesota's correctional system has four levels of classification for adults

  • Minimum: Stillwater, Lino Lakes, Faribault, Togo, Willow River, Red Wing (Adults)
  • Medium: Lino Lakes, Moose Lake, Faribault
  • Close: Rush City, St. Cloud, Stillwater
  • Maximum: Oak Park Heights

MCF-Shakopee houses females of all security levels

Capacity Map (By Facility) - 2020

Because 95 percent of those who are incarcerated with the Minnesota Department of Corrections will eventually be released back into the community when their sentence is complete, it is vital to provide educational programming, treatment for conditions like substance use disorder and chemical dependency, as well as vocational training. Research has shown that such programming dramatically lowers recidivism and makes Minnesota safer.

All facilities offer educational programming, treatment and the opportunity for incarcerated people to be constructively employed in jobs within a correctional facility.

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