Office of the Ombuds for Corrections
The Office of the Ombuds for Corrections is separate and independent from the Department of Corrections.
The Ombuds has the authority to take and investigate complaints from or about any Department of Corrections’ staff or facility charged with the care and custody of inmates and any regional or local correctional facility licensed by the DOC in Minnesota.
Governor Walz has appointed Margaret Zadra to serve as the Ombudsperson for Corrections effective Sept. 21, 2022. See more information at https://mn.gov/governor/news.
File a Complaint
The Office of the Ombuds for Corrections (OBFC) can accept complaints from incarcerated individuals in Minnesota, corrections staff and contractors, and concerned family members and community members.
Frequently Used DOC Information
The OBFC is separate and independent from the Department of Corrections but you may find these links to the Department of Corrections helpful.