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 Prisons8,7379,78135391517223,243249,908
Federal Prisons1,5875,238124013----
ICE Detention Centers93--1--0------
State and Local Youth Facilities----------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons3,0876,983----00----
Federal Prisons----37--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Togo Correctional Facility

State Adult Prisons

19--

Saint Cloud Correctional Facility

State Adult Prisons

13--

Rochester Federal Medical Center

Federal Prisons

730

Waseca Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Prisons

57

Shakopee Correctional Facility

State Adult Prisons

2--
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Map of Minnesota with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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19

Spikes represent the active cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF

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 March 4, 2022.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    By facility

  • Population

    By facility

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

  • Boosters

    By facility

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    None

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

  • Boosters

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    Yes

  • Contextualized Historically

    No

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. Click a row to view full details.

FacilityPeople releasedRelease details

Anoka County Jail

Anoka

16Minor offenses

County-wide jails

Hennepin

359

Statewide prisons

Minnesota

157Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations

County-wide jails

Ramsey

153Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations
Map of Minnesota with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.
County with a release

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. Click a row to view full details.

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/ 23/ 2020Free Them All Coalition Members: Amnesty International Group 37, Asian American Organizing Project, Black Vision Collective, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Decarcerate MN, Decriminalizing Communities Coalition, Filipinx for Immigrant Rights & Racial justice MN (FIRM), Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, Jewish Community Action, Minnesota Immigrant Movement (MIM), Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), MN Educators Against ICE, NAACP- Minneapolis Branch, Navigate/UnidosMN, No Cages MN, Party for Socialism and Liberation-Minneapolis Branch, Pueblos de Lucha y Esperanza, Racial Justice Network, ReleaseMN8, Sanctuary & Resistance to Injustice (SARI), Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), Voices for Racial Justice, Winona Against Family Separation, Women’s March MNLetter/demands, Meet with Commissioner Schnell of Minnesota Department of CorrectionInternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
StatewideStatewide4/25/2020 + 7/ 18 /2021Twin 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