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Jails And Prisons Of Minnesota

Who’s In Jail In Minnesota

Minnesota has 76 jail facilities for 87 counties and the average daily jail population in 2009 was 6,887 inmates. The Dept. of Corrections inspects jails and enforces compliance with state standards. With an average of 6,887 inmates a day in Minnesota, we feel at Jail Resource that number is just too high! Crime rates in Minnesota need to go down, and let’s keep the freedom rolling.

The Minnesota Prison System

The Dept. of Corrections managed 9,650 inmates in 8 adult institutions on July 1, 2010. The DOC also operates 2 juvenile facilities and has a staff of 4,216. The agency’s FY 2011 budget was $465.3 million.

The Community Corrections System

31 of Minnesota’s 87 counties participate in the Community Corrections Act and have agencies to supervise probation and parole cases. The DOC supervises felony and gross misdemeanor probation cases in other counties. There were 121,446 probationers and 5,435 parolees (called “supervised release”) at the end of 2009.


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