Becker County Eyes 2017 Start for Jail Construction

Becker County has its sights set on a new $16 million to $18 million jail in Detroit Lakes. The decision to build a new jail comes after the county was ordered by the state to either close or replace its maximum-security jail by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Minnesota Correctional Facility Marks 100th Year

The Minnesota Correctional Facility – Stillwater, recently marked its 100th year in operation.

Minnesota Hires New Inmate Health Care Provider

The Minnesota Department of Corrections hired a new firm to oversee inmate health care in Minnesota prisons, ending a 15-year relationship with Brentwood, Tenn.-based Corizon Health Inc., which was a target of lawsuits and staff complaints.