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Audit: Coordination of Prison Health Care Needed

A state audit says health care services for the approximately 9,000 adult inmates in Minnesota prisons should be better coordinated and more accountable.

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St. Cloud Prison Looking for Bonding Bill Money

The Senate Capital Investment Committee will get a look at the St. Cloud Prison tomorrow as part of their tour of central Minnesota.

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Police Increase Presence at St. Cloud Prison as a Precaution

Don't be alarmed if you see increased police activity at the St. Cloud Prison this afternoon. Officials with the Department of Corrections say the prison is taking extra precautions after learning of a possible rally there.

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UPDATE: St. Cloud Prison Locked Down for 25 Hours

The U.S. Attorney's Office says they've charged 24 alleged members of the Native Mob gang with conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and other crimes.

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St. Cloud Police Alert Residents Of Sex Offender

A level 3 sex offender has moved into the St. Cloud community. Douglas Felix moved to a home in the 1300 block of Maine Prairie Road in St. Cloud last week. Felix had previously lived at that address, and a community notification meeting was held back in 2008 -- therefore a notification meeting will not be held now.

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Private Prison Legislation Draws Strong Opposition

The idea of a private prison in Minnesota is running into considerable opposition. The proposed House bill requires the Department of Corrections to solicit bids from private companies that want to house the state's inmates. Gov. Mark Dayton' new appointee to head the Department of Corrections, Commissioner Tom Roy, says state prisons should remain in the public sector.

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DOC Pulls Out Of Sauk Rapids City Hall Project

When the new Sauk Rapids City Hall opens later this year it will not have officers from the Minnesota Department of Corrections in the building. The DOC contacted the city staff and said they would be staying where they're at for now.

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