On Thursday, the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission will hold a public hearing on a plan that will prevent judges from setting probation longer than five years except for those convicted of homicide and sex offenses.
Policy makers in Minnesota should be bolstering treatment resources for prisoners and looking at how current policies are adding to the state’s overcrowding problem, say civil rights groups.
Minnesota prisons are seeing the consequences of a major meth resurgence.
The new law — creating five-year mandatory-minimum sentence for violent repeat offenders caught possessing ammunition — could create the need for as many as 114 more beds by 2019.
Amid efforts around the country to end solitary, some are advocating for Minnesota to re-examine how — and when — it administers the practice.
Minneapolis families had a chance to relay their frustrations to state Corrections officials and ask the question: What happens to the money?