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Minnesota

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

1

600

1.2k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Statewide among incarcerated people

Cases

Cumulative Case Rate

Data Grade

State Facilities

4,177

36%

C

Federal Facilities

1,652

67%

F

ICE Detention Centers

50

22%

F

Statewide among staff

Cases

Data Grade

State Facilities

1,114

C

Federal Facilities

Unavailable

F

ICE Detention Centers

Unavailable

F

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Faribault Correctional Facility

State Facilities

1,196166

Saint Cloud Correctional Facility

State Facilities

1,058176

Stillwater Correctional Facility

State Facilities

978211

Sandstone Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Facilities

654N/A

Waseca Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Facilities

410N/A

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting
& Quality Grade
C

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 April 12, 2021. Scores will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Tests Administeredreported at the facility level

By facility

Total Populationreported at the facility level

By facility

Vaccinationsreported at the facility level

By facility

Data reporting for staff
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsnot reported

None

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Vaccinationsreported at the facility level

By facility

Data quality
Machine ReadableNo

No

Regularly UpdatedYes

Yes

Clearly DefinedYes

Yes

Contextualized HistoricallyYes

Yes

Legal Filings and Court Orders Related to COVID-19

1

number of courts

1

number of facilities

1

compassionate releases granted

2

filings coded by our team

Our project collaborates with Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, and Zealous to collect legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration. Together, we then organize and code them into the jointly managed Health is Justice litigation hub for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. The majority of the legal documents in the Health is Justice litigation hub are federal court opinions, but we are expanding to state legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.

In addition to the Health is Justice litigation hub, our project also manages additional data self-reported by advocates regarding COVID-19-related legal filings involving incarcerated youth and individuals in immigration detention.

For more COVID-19-related legal filings, please visit the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, COVID-19 Special Collection.

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID-19

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)Date*Overall population reduction/total number of releases**Population prior to releases***Known facility capacity****Release 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
  1. For the most part, we only include release efforts where the data source includes some sort of programmatic description of who is being released (e.g., people with technical violations of parole, people charged with non-violent crimes, etc.). You can find our full prison releases dataset here and jail releases dataset here.

  2. *date of releases, if available. Otherwise, date on which releases first were reported.

  3. **total number of releases reported when available. Otherwise, the change in population to which the releases contributed is reported.

  4. ***last reported inmate population before releases were realized

  5. ****capacity is often determined differently across jurisdictions and some facilities often report more than one capacity number. In these cases, we report the higher of the figures available.

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID-19

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 or 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 FacilityWashington County5/2/2020Unidentified ProtestorsMarch/Protest–ExternalInternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
  1. You can find our full dataset here.