Adult Facilities

4 Level Custody Classification System

Minnesota's correctional system has four levels of classification, ranging from 2-5.

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Because 95 percent of offenders will eventually be released when their sentence is complete, it is vital to provide educational programming, treatment for conditions like substance abuse and chemical dependency as well as vocational training.  Research has shown that such programming dramatically lowers recidivism and makes Minnesota safer. 

All facilities offer educational programming, treatment and the opportunity for offenders to be constructively employed in prison jobs.