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Minnesota Department of Corrections

The Minnesota Department of Corrections is a state agency of Minnesota that operates prisons. Its headquarters is in St. Paul.[1] As of 2010 the state of Minnesota does not contract with private prisons.[2]


  • Adult & juvenile correctional facilities 1
  • Juvenile services 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Adult & juvenile correctional facilities

Minnesota State Correctional Facilities[3]
Facility Pop. Type Security Class Capacity 2014 Population
Faribault Male 1, 2, & 3 2,026 1,996
Lino Lakes Male 1 & 3 1,316 1,257
Moose Lake Male 3 1,053 1,042
Oak Park Heights Male 5 444 437
St. Cloud Male 4 1,028 999
Stillwater Male 1 & 4 1,622 1,612
Red Wing Adults Male Minimum 42 43
Rush City Male 4 1,018 1,008
Willow River (CIP) Male 177 163
Shakopee Female 1-5 650 601
Togo (CIP) Female 40 36
Togo Juvenile Male and Female (separated) ? ?
Red Wing Juvenile Male 189 127

Juvenile services

The department operates juvenile correctional facilities.[4]

Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing in Red Wing serves delinquent boys. It was built in 1889.[5] Minnesota Correctional Facility – Togo in northern Itasca County serves delinquent boys and girls.[6] The Togo facility opened in 1955 as Youth Conservation Commission (YCC). For years it was known as Thistledew Camp. In 2006 the facility's name changed to MCF-Togo, and the Thistledew designation is used to refer to the juvenile programs.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.
  2. ^ page 5
  3. ^ "Performance Report 2014" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  4. ^ "Juvenile Services." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  5. ^ "Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  6. ^ "MCF-Togo." Minnesota Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  7. ^ "About Thistledew Programs at MCF-Togo." Thistledew Programs. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.

External links

  • Minnesota Department of Corrections
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