Minnesota Department of Corrections Lengthens Maximum Solitary Confinement Stay

Minnesota Department of Corrections Lengthens Maximum Solitary Confinement Stay Click to Enlarge

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Department of Corrections is lengthening the amount of time an inmate can stay in solitary confinement. Lawmakers passed the state's first law governing the use of solitary confinement earlier this summer. Shortly afterward, the Department of Corrections increased the amount of time inmates can spend in "the hole" from a maximum of 90 days to 360 days. The DOC Commissioner said recently that the change was made in response to safety concerns from corrections officers.

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