Law provides: The commissioner has the power and duties to accept persons committed by the courts for care, custody, and rehabilitation and for the administration of the state correctional facilities. (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 241)
Commissioner: Joan Fabian Appointed: 2003 Salary: $108,400
College of St. Catherine, B.A., psychology, sociology (1962–1966), St. Thomas University, M.A., counseling, psychology (1976–1978). Ramsey County Community Corrections: supervisor, Juvenile Service Center (1979–1981), director, Domestic Relations Division (1981–1985), director, Juvenile Division (1985–1989), director, Community Corrections (1989–2003).
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Deputy Commissioner, Facilities Services: Dennis L. Benson Deputy Commissioner, Community Services: Harley NelsonDeputy Commissioner, Support Services: Lisa Cornelius
Facilities Services Division is responsible for adult institutional operations and support services including education, industry, inmate transportation, and religious programming. This division is also responsible for day-to-day administration of units on investigations, medical services, prison industries, workplace safety/health issues, and financial services.
Community Services Division is responsible for probation and release supervision, administration of the community corrections act, jail inspection, interstate compacts, community service and work release programs, sex offender/chemical dependency services, county probation subsidy, contracts with community-based programs, information technology, legal services, policy, and hearings and releases.
Support Services Division is responsible for human resource management, employee development, and community juvenile services.
Minnesota Correctional InstitutionsStillwater: close-security facility for adult male felons Warden: Lynn DingleSt. Cloud: close-security facility for adult male felons; reception facility for all adult male offenders. Warden: Patt AdairOak Park Heights: maximum-security facility for high-risk adult males Warden: Jessica Symmes Lino Lakes: medium-security facility for adult males Warden: David CristShakopee: facility for adult female offenders Warden: Rick HillengassFaribault: medium-security facility for adult males Warden: Connie RoehrichWillow River/Moose Lake: medium security facility for adult males (Moose Lake); also site of Challenge Incarceration Program (boot camp) for males (Willow River) Warden: Terry CarlsonRed Wing: facility for juvenile male offenders and a small population of separately housed adult males Superintendent: Otis ZandersRush City: close-security for adult males Superintendent: Bob FeneisTogo: program for juvenile males referred by the courts and site of Challenge Incorporation Program (boot camp) for separately housed adult females Superintendent: David Hegg
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