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
Because 95 percent of inmates will eventually be released when their sentence is complete, it is vital to provide educational programming, treatment for conditions like substance abuse 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 inmates to be constructively employed in prison jobs.