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Data Practices

MN Office of the Ombuds for Corrections Data Practices 
 
Data the Office of the Ombuds for Corrections (OBFC) collects to take and investigate a complaint are classified as private or confidential data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minn. Stat. ch. 13
 
Providing this information is voluntary, but not providing it may prevent investigation and resolution. This data may be accessed by OBFC staff and shared with staff of the agency complained against to investigate, make recommendations, and publish reports in accordance with Minn. Stat. ch. 241.90-95, or to prevent imminent risk of harm to any person. 
 
This data may also be used to inform the Office of the Governor if needed and to report the possible commission of a crime to law enforcement agencies. 
 
The OBFC may access medical data maintained by a corrections agency (Minn. Stat. ch. 241.94). 
 
The name, location, and OID number (if applicable) of complainants is public data. 
 
 
Data Requests 
To file a request for data to the OBFC, send a written request through email to OBFCComplaints@state.mn.us or through USPS mail to:
 
Office of the Ombuds for Corrections 
540 Fairview Ave N, Suite 202
St. Paul, MN, 55104
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