Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People (Department of Corrections)

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Minnesota.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Housing Options for Formerly Incarcerated People


From: Sarika Ram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Any informational and educational materials distributed in correctional facilities about housing options available to inmates post-release
-Any currently valid policies/procedures detailing Department reentry services specific to accessing housing options post-release
-Any statistical reports detailing admission and release trends from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports detailing recidivism data from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
-Any statistical reports regarding inmates' housing status prior to and following commitment to the Department from between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Please provide materials from all state correctional facilities and on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Sarika Ram

From: Department of Corrections


Data Request: MuckRock News, 10/26/2018

Prepared by: Kelley Heifort, Community Reentry Director

I have numbered the data questions on a copy of the letter you sent to MN DOC dated 10/26/2018 (attached for reference). Below are the responses to those corresponding questions.

Question 1:
I have provided a link to the Adult Pre-Release Handbook<https://mn.gov/doc/community-supervision/reentry-resources/prerelease-handbook/> which is available on the MN DOC Public Website. Additionally, MN DOC’s policies<https://mn.gov/doc/data-publications/policies/> are accessible online, as well.

Question 2 and 3:
Information on historical admissions and releases is available from 1998 onward on the public DOC website – fiscal year and calendar year data are posted in our Offender Summary Reports located here:

Question 4:
We have no current reports or information on housing status of offenders prior to and following commitment.

As to the request to do a “rolling” update of data as it becomes available, MNDOC has no ability to provide data on any sort of a subscription basis. Any requests for new data must be submitted in writing by email or mail.

Kelley Heifort
Director of Community Reentry | Community Services Division
Minnesota Department of Corrections
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55108
O: 651-361-7236

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