Minnesota

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Minnesota. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Minnesota's state department of corrections.

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State DOC Data GradeView scorecard

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons4,3134,828221213----
Federal Prisons1,3434,43200132,5078,274
ICE Detention Centers52--1--0------
State and Local Youth Facilities----------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons1,3273,002----00----
Federal Prisons----12--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Faribault Correctional Facility

State Adult Prisons

1,196190

Saint Cloud Correctional Facility

State Adult Prisons

1,123198

Stillwater Correctional Facility

State Adult Prisons

977222

Sandstone Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Prisons

549--

Hennepin County Jail

County Jails

492--
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Map of Minnesota with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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600

1.2k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeD

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Minnesota. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of June 14, 2021.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    By facility

  • Population

    Systemwide only

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    None

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    Yes

  • Contextualized Historically

    Yes

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
AnokaAnoka County JailAnoka County Attorney's Office3/26/202016238Minor offenses
HennepinCounty-wide jails4/14/2020359815
HennepinHennepin County Jail3/30/2020213815839Minor offenses
MinnesotaStatewide prisonsMinnesota DOC4/4/2020157Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations
RamseyCounty-wide jailsCourts with prosecutor consent3/23/2020153393Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations
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Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
StatewideStatewide5/14/2020Minnesota Educators Against ICE, Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), Voices For Racial Justice, COPAL MN, Navigate MN, MIRAC - Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, RELEASE MN 8, National Lawyers Guild Minnesota, Movement Support Network, No Cages Minnesota, Cop Watch Minneapolis, Sanctuary & Resistance to Injustice - SARI and Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing CommitteePhone Zap, Email BlastInternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
StatewideStatewide4/25/2020Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), Minnesota Educators Against ICE, Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM), Twin Cities Never Again Action, Pueblos de Lucha y Esperanza, No Cages Minnesota, Women’s March Minnesota, and the Racial Justice Network.Car RallyInternalAccelerated releases
StatewideStatewide4/13/2020Pueblos de Lucha y EsperanzaFasting, Uprising/Protest–InternalInternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
Stillwater Correctional FacilityWashington5/2/2020Unidentified ProtestorsMarch/Protest–ExternalInternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements