CHAPTER 242. CORRECTIONS; YOUTH
Table of Sections
|242.01||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.02||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.03||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.04||Repealed, 1973 c 654 s 14
|242.05||Repealed, 1973 c 654 s 14
|242.06||Repealed, 1973 c 654 s 14
|242.07||Repealed, 1973 c 654 s 14
|242.08||Repealed, 1973 c 654 s 14
|242.085||STATE POLICY REGARDING PLACEMENT OF JUVENILES OUT OF STATE.|
|242.09||COOPERATION; OTHER AGENCIES.|
|242.10||HEARING OFFICERS, POWERS; PROBATION, COMMITMENT, PAROLE.|
|242.11||Repealed, 1973 c 654 s 14
|242.12||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.13||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.14||PLACEMENT IN PENAL INSTITUTION PROHIBITED.|
|242.15||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.16||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.17||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.18||STUDY OF OFFENDER'S BACKGROUND; REHABILITATION POLICY.|
|242.19||METHODS OF CONTROL.|
|242.192||CHARGES TO COUNTIES.|
|242.193||JUVENILE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT GRANTS.|
|242.195||JUVENILE SEX OFFENDERS.|
|242.21||COOPERATION; STATE INSTITUTIONS, LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS.|
|242.22||LOCAL PROBATION OFFICER; POWERS, DUTIES.|
|242.23||Repealed, 1981 c 192 s 21
|242.24||Repealed, 1981 c 192 s 21
|242.25||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.26||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.265||Repealed, 1973 c 654 s 14
|242.27||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.28||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.29||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.30||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.31||RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS; POSSESSION OF FIREARMS.|
|242.32||CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMS; COOPERATION SECURE PLACEMENT.|
|242.33||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.34||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.35||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.36||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.375||Repealed, 1981 c 192 s 21
|242.38||Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
|242.385||THE MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-LINO LAKES.|
|242.386||Repealed, 1974 c 156 s 4
|242.39||JUVENILE RESTITUTION GRANT PROGRAM.|
STATE TRAINING SCHOOLS; BOYS, GIRLS
|242.41||THE MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-RED WING.|
|242.42||Repealed, 1965 c 45 s 73
|242.45||CHILDREN COMMITTED BY UNITED STATES COURTS.|
|242.46||PROBATION SERVICES; JUVENILE COURTS.|
|242.47||INTERFERENCE WITH INMATES.|
|242.48||NO ROADS OR STREETS THROUGH GROUNDS.|
|242.51||Repealed, 2001 c 210 s 30
|242.52||Repealed, 1981 c 192 s 21
|242.53||Repealed, 1981 c 192 s 21
|242.54||Repealed, 1973 c 654 s 14; 1974 c 406 s 76
|242.56||WORK AND LEARN FACILITIES FOR YOUTH.|
242.085 STATE POLICY REGARDING PLACEMENT OF JUVENILES OUT OF STATE.
It is the policy of this state that delinquent juveniles be supervised and programmed for
within the state. Courts are requested, to the greatest extent possible and when in the best interests
of the child, to place these juveniles within the state.
History: 1997 c 239 art 9 s 14
242.10 HEARING OFFICERS, POWERS; PROBATION, COMMITMENT, PAROLE.
The commissioner of corrections may designate from among the members of the
commissioner's staff, one or more hearing officers and delegate to them the authority to grant or
revoke probation, commit to an institution, grant or revoke parole, or issue final discharge to any
person under the control of the commissioner pursuant to a commitment to the commissioner
by a juvenile court of this state. Any person aggrieved by an order issued by a hearing officer
may appeal to the commissioner or to a review panel established by the commissioner within
the department pursuant to rules issued by the commissioner.
History: 1947 c 595 s 1; 1949 c 575 s 1; 1951 c 383 s 2; 1953 c 33 s 1; 1973 c 654 s 4;
1975 c 271 s 6; 1977 c 392 s 2; 1986 c 444
242.18 STUDY OF OFFENDER'S BACKGROUND; REHABILITATION POLICY.
When a person has been committed to the commissioner of corrections, the commissioner
under rules shall forthwith cause the person to be examined and studied, and investigate all of the
pertinent circumstances of the person's life and the antecedents of the crime or other delinquent
conduct because of which the person has been committed to the commissioner, and thereupon
order the treatment the commissioner determines to be most conducive to rehabilitation. Persons
convicted of crimes shall not be detained in institutions for adjudicated delinquents, nor shall
delinquent children be detained in institutions for persons convicted of crimes. The court and
the prosecuting and police authorities and other public officials shall make available to the
commissioner of corrections all pertinent data in their possession in respect to the case.
History: 1947 c 595 s 1; 1961 c 750 s 4; 1973 c 654 s 5; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1977 c 392 s 4;
1983 c 274 s 18; 1986 c 444
242.19 METHODS OF CONTROL.
Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
Subd. 2. Dispositions.
When a child has been committed to the commissioner of corrections
by a juvenile court, upon a finding of delinquency, the commissioner may for the purposes of
treatment and rehabilitation:
(a) order the child's confinement to the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing or the
Minnesota Correctional Facility-Sauk Centre, which shall accept the child, or to a group foster
home under the control of the commissioner of corrections, or to private facilities or facilities
established by law or incorporated under the laws of this state that may care for delinquent
(b) order the child's release on parole under such supervisions and conditions as the
commissioner believes conducive to law-abiding conduct, treatment and rehabilitation;
(c) order reconfinement or renewed parole as often as the commissioner believes to be
(d) revoke or modify any order, except an order of discharge, as often as the commissioner
believes to be desirable;
(e) discharge the child when the commissioner is satisfied that the child has been rehabilitated
and that such discharge is consistent with the protection of the public;
(f) if the commissioner finds that the child is eligible for probation or parole and it appears
from the commissioner's investigation that conditions in the child's or the guardian's home
are not conducive to the child's treatment, rehabilitation, or law-abiding conduct, refer the
child, together with the commissioner's findings, to a local social services agency or a licensed
child-placing agency for placement in a foster care or, when appropriate, for initiation of child in
need of protection or services proceedings as provided in sections
commissioner of corrections shall reimburse local social services agencies for foster care costs
they incur for the child while on probation or parole to the extent that funds for this purpose are
made available to the commissioner by the legislature. The juvenile court shall order the parents of
a child on probation or parole to pay the costs of foster care under section
, according to their ability to pay, and to the extent that the commissioner of corrections has not
reimbursed the local social services agency.
Subd. 3. Retaking absconding and other person.
The written order of the commissioner
of corrections is authority to any peace officer or parole or probation officer to take and detain
any child committed to the commissioner of corrections by a juvenile court who absconds from
field supervision or escapes from confinement, violates furlough conditions, or is released
from court while on institution status. Any person of the age of 18 years or older who is taken
into custody under the provisions of this subdivision may be detained as provided in section
260B.181, subdivision 4
History: 1947 c 595 s 1; 1949 c 575 s 1; 1953 c 353 s 1; 1959 c 631 s 1; 1961 c 750 s 5;
1969 c 413 s 1; 1973 c 654 s 6,15; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1979 c 102 s 13; 1982 c 615 s 2; 1984 c 606 s
1; 1986 c 444; 1988 c 673 s 1; 1994 c 631 s 31; 1997 c 239 art 9 s 15; 1999 c 139 art 4 s 2
242.192 CHARGES TO COUNTIES.
The commissioner shall charge counties or other appropriate jurisdictions 65 percent of the
per diem cost of confinement, excluding educational costs and nonbillable service, of juveniles
at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing and of juvenile females committed to the
commissioner of corrections. This charge applies to juveniles committed to the commissioner
of corrections and juveniles admitted to the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing under
established admissions criteria. This charge applies to both counties that participate in the
Community Corrections Act and those that do not. The commissioner shall determine the per
diem cost of confinement based on projected population, pricing incentives, market conditions,
and the requirement that expense and revenue balance out over a period of two years. All money
received under this section must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the general fund.
History: 1997 c 239 art 9 s 16; 1998 c 367 art 9 s 11; 1999 c 216 art 4 s 7; 2000 c 488 art 7
s 2; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 18 s 12; 2002 c 220 art 6 s 8; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 113
242.193 JUVENILE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT GRANTS.
Subdivision 1. Grants.
Within the limits of available appropriations, the commissioner
of corrections shall make juvenile residential treatment grants to counties to defray the cost
of juvenile residential treatment. The commissioner shall distribute 80 percent of the money
appropriated for these purposes to noncommunity corrections counties and 20 percent to
Community Corrections Act counties. The commissioner shall distribute the money according
to the formula contained in section
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 2007 c 54 art 6 s 20
History: 2000 c 488 art 7 s 3
242.195 JUVENILE SEX OFFENDERS.
Subdivision 1. Sex offender programs.
(a) The commissioner of corrections shall develop a
plan to provide for a range of sex offender programs, including intensive sex offender programs,
for juveniles within state juvenile correctional facilities and through purchase of service from
county and private residential and outpatient juvenile sex offender programs. The plan may
include co-payments from the offenders, third-party payers, local agencies, and other funding
sources as they are identified.
(b) The commissioner shall establish and operate a residential sex offender program at one
of the state juvenile correctional facilities. The program must be structured to address both the
therapeutic and disciplinary needs of juvenile sex offenders. The program must afford long-term
residential treatment for a range of juveniles who have committed sex offenses and have failed
other treatment programs or are not likely to benefit from an outpatient or a community-based
residential treatment program.
Subd. 2. Secure confinement.
If a juvenile sex offender committed to the custody of
the commissioner is in need of secure confinement, the commissioner shall provide for the
appropriate level of sex offender treatment within a secure facility or unit in a state juvenile
Subd. 3. Dispositions.
When a juvenile is committed to the commissioner of corrections
by a juvenile court, upon a finding of delinquency for a sex offense, the commissioner may, for
the purposes of treatment and rehabilitation:
(1) order the child confined to a state juvenile correctional facility that provides the
appropriate level of juvenile sex offender treatment;
(2) purchase sex offender treatment from a county and place the child in the county's
qualifying juvenile correctional facility;
(3) purchase sex offender treatment from a qualifying private residential juvenile sex
offender treatment program and place the child in the program;
(4) purchase outpatient juvenile sex offender treatment for the child from a qualifying county
or private program and order the child released on parole under treatment and other supervisions
and conditions the commissioner believes to be appropriate;
(5) order reconfinement or renewed parole, revoke or modify any order, or discharge the child
under the procedures provided in section
242.19, subdivision 2
, paragraphs (c), (d), and (e); or
(6) refer the child to a local social services agency or licensed child-placing agency for
placement in foster care, or when appropriate, for initiation of child in need of protection or
services proceedings under section
242.19, subdivision 2
, paragraph (f).
Subd. 4. Qualifying facilities; treatment programs.
The commissioner may not place a
juvenile in a correctional facility under this section unless the facility has met the requirements
241.021, subdivision 2
History: 1989 c 290 art 4 s 2; 1992 c 571 art 8 s 5; 1993 c 146 art 2 s 14; 1994 c 631
s 31; 2005 c 136 art 3 s 7
As a means of correcting the socially harmful tendencies of a person committed to the
commissioner of corrections, the commissioner may require participation by the person in
vocational, physical, educational and corrective training and activities and conduct and modes
of life as seem best adapted to fit the person for return to full liberty without danger to the
public welfare. The commissioner of corrections may receive money from the sale of articles
manufactured by a person committed to Corrections Department's custody and confined in a
correctional facility under the control of the commissioner and expend the money so received for
the purchase of materials to be made into other articles for sale.
History: 1947 c 595 s 1; 1953 c 352 s 1; 1973 c 654 s 7; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1981 c 192 s 5
242.21 COOPERATION; STATE INSTITUTIONS, LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS.
The commissioner of corrections may enter into agreement with the commissioner of human
services, with local probation officers or other public officials and with public or private agencies,
schools or institutions, for custody, separate care, special treatment, training, or diagnostic
services of persons committed to the care or subject to the control of the commissioner of
corrections. The commissioner of corrections may pay any costs incurred by such agreements to
the extent that funds for such purposes are made available to the commissioner by the legislature.
History: 1947 c 595 s 1; 1949 c 575 s 1; 1955 c 261 s 1; 1959 c 263 s 3; 1969 c 280 s 1;
1973 c 654 s 8; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1983 c 274 s 18; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1986 c 444
242.22 LOCAL PROBATION OFFICER; POWERS, DUTIES.
Any person committed to the commissioner of corrections from a county having a probation
officer of a juvenile court may be placed on probation by the commissioner under the supervision
of the probation officer who shall assume supervision as though it were pursuant to a judgment
or order of the juvenile court. The probation officer shall cooperate with the commissioner of
corrections in providing treatment for the person consistent with the purposes of this chapter, but
nothing therein shall give the commissioner direction or control over the probation officer or
require the probation officer or subordinates to perform duties not otherwise required by law.
History: 1947 c 595 s 1; 1951 c 459 s 2; 1961 c 750 s 6; 1969 c 9 s 108; 1973 c 654 s 15;
1975 c 271 s 6; 1979 c 102 s 13; 1981 c 192 s 6
242.31 RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS; POSSESSION OF FIREARMS.
Subdivision 1. Restoration.
Whenever a person who has been committed to the custody
of the commissioner of corrections upon conviction of a crime following certification under the
provisions of section
is finally discharged by order of the commissioner, that discharge
shall restore the person to all civil rights. The commissioner shall file a copy of the order with the
district court of the county in which the conviction occurred.
Subd. 2. Order of discharge.
Whenever a person described in subdivision 1 has been placed
on probation by the court pursuant to section
and, after satisfactory fulfillment of it, is
discharged from probation, the court shall issue an order of discharge pursuant to subdivision 2a
This order restores the defendant to civil rights.
Subd. 2a. Crimes of violence; ineligibility to possess firearms.
The order of discharge
must provide that a person who has been convicted of a crime of violence, as defined in section
624.712, subdivision 5
, is not entitled to ship, transport, possess, or receive a firearm for the
remainder of the person's lifetime. Any person who has received such a discharge and who
thereafter has received a relief of disability under United States Code, title 18, section 925, or
whose ability to possess firearms has been restored under section
609.165, subdivision 1d
not be subject to the restrictions of this subdivision.
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1996 c 408 art 9 s 10
History: 1947 c 595 s 1; 1961 c 59 s 1; 1965 c 52 s 1; 1973 c 654 s 15; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1977
c 392 s 5; 1983 c 264 s 3,4; 1986 c 444; 1992 c 569 s 14; 1994 c 576 s 3; 1995 c 226 art 3 s 14;
1996 c 408 art 9 s 3,4; 1999 c 139 art 4 s 2; 2003 c 28 art 3 s 1; 2005 c 83 s 1
242.32 CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAMS; COOPERATION SECURE PLACEMENT.
Subdivision 1. Community-based programming.
The commissioner of corrections shall be
charged with the duty of developing constructive programs for the prevention and decrease of
delinquency and crime among youth. To that end, the commissioner shall cooperate with counties
and existing agencies to encourage the establishment of new programming, both local and
statewide, to provide a continuum of services for serious and repeat juvenile offenders who do not
require secure placement. The commissioner shall work jointly with the commissioner of human
services and counties and municipalities to develop and provide community-based services for
residential placement of juvenile offenders and community-based services for nonresidential
programming for juvenile offenders and their families.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the commissioner of corrections is authorized
to contract with counties placing juveniles in the serious/chronic program, PREPARE, at the
Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing to provide necessary extended community transition
programming. Funds resulting from the contracts shall be deposited in the state treasury and are
appropriated to the commissioner for juvenile correctional purposes.
Subd. 1a. Alternative residential programs; funding.
The commissioner of corrections
may establish and operate alternative residential programs for juveniles. Programming is available
to court and social service agencies for placement of juveniles to act as early intervention in
juvenile crime. The commissioner shall require participating state or federal agencies and local
units of government sending participants to the program to pay the cost of the program. Funds
received by the commissioner for the cost of the program from state and federal agencies and local
units of government under this subdivision must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to
a special account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner to fund the program.
Subd. 2. Secure placement of juvenile offenders.
The commissioner shall license several
small regional facilities providing secure capacity programming for juveniles who have been
adjudicated delinquent or convicted as extended jurisdiction juveniles and require secure
placement. The programming shall be tailored to the types of juveniles being served, including
their offense history, age, gender, cultural and ethnic heritage, mental health and chemical
dependency problems, and other characteristics. Services offered shall include but not be limited
(1) intensive general educational programs, with an individual educational plan for each
(2) specific educational components in the management of anger and nonviolent conflict
(3) treatment for chemical dependency;
(4) mental health screening, assessment, and treatment; and
(5) programming to educate offenders about sexuality and address issues specific to victims
and perpetrators of sexual abuse.
The facilities shall collaborate with facilities providing nonsecure residential programming
and with community-based aftercare programs.
Subd. 3. Licensure.
The commissioner shall adopt rules establishing licensing criteria
for secure placement programming for juvenile offenders. The criteria must ensure that the
programming is distributed throughout the state. The commissioner is authorized to license
long-term residential secure programming up to a maximum of 100 beds statewide in addition to
those licensed as of January 1, 1995.
Subd. 4. Exception.
The 100-bed limitation in subdivision 3 does not apply to:
(1) up to 32 beds constructed and operated for long-term residential secure programming by
a privately operated facility licensed by the commissioner in Rock County, Minnesota; and
(2) the campus at the state juvenile correctional facility at Red Wing, Minnesota.
History: 1947 c 595 s 1; 1973 c 654 s 12; 1994 c 576 s 4; 1997 c 239 art 9 s 17; 1997 c 251
s 9; 1998 c 367 art 9 s 12; art 10 s 2; 2000 c 299 s 2; 2001 c 210 s 11
242.37 CONSERVATION CAMPS.
(1) The commissioner of corrections may establish and operate conservation camps in
which persons committed to the commissioner of corrections may be placed. Such camps may be
established independently or in cooperation with any other public agency or any governmental
subdivision, subject to the approval of such agency or subdivision as to any camp or project to the
extent that its premises or operations are affected.
(2) Every able-bodied person committed as provided in clause (1) may be confined to a
conservation camp established pursuant to this section or to any other institution under the control
of the commissioner, subject to the limitations of section
. Any person committed to a
conservation camp as herein provided may be required by order of the commissioner to labor
during the whole or some part of the time for which so committed and confined, but not more than
eight hours per day. The commissioner is authorized and empowered to determine the payment
of such compensation to persons so confined who perform labor as hereinabove provided. Any
money arising hereunder shall be and remain under control of the commissioner and shall be for
the sole benefit of the person performing the labor unless it shall be used for rendering assistance
to the laborer's family or dependents or in making restitution to persons determined by the
commissioner to be entitled thereto, in either event payments shall be made only in such amount,
at such time and to such persons as the commissioner may order in writing.
History: 1949 c 575 s 1; 1973 c 144 s 1; 1973 c 654 s 15; 1975 c 261 s 6; 1980 c 509
s 96; 1983 c 274 s 18; 1986 c 444
242.385 THE MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-LINO LAKES.
Subdivision 1. Establishment.
There is hereby established the Minnesota Correctional
Facility-Lino Lakes, at Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to which may be delivered persons committed
to the commissioner of corrections by the courts of this state who, in the opinion of the
commissioner, may benefit from the programs available thereat. The general control and
management of the facility shall be under the commissioner of corrections.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1974 c 156 s 4
History: 1957 c 956 s 1,2; 1969 c 502 s 1; 1974 c 156 s 1; 1978 c 793 s 69
242.39 JUVENILE RESTITUTION GRANT PROGRAM.
Subdivision 1. Grant program.
A juvenile restitution grant program is established under the
commissioner of corrections to provide and finance work for eligible juveniles. Juveniles eligible
to participate in the program are juveniles who have monetary restitution obligations to victims.
Subd. 2. Administering program.
The Department of Corrections shall administer the grant
program. The commissioner shall award grants to community correction agencies, other state
and local agencies, and nonprofit agencies that meet the criteria developed by the commissioner
relating to juvenile restitution grant programs. The criteria developed by the commissioner may
include a requirement that the agency provide a match to the grant amount consisting of in-kind
services, money, or both.
Subd. 3. Cooperation; types of programs.
The commissioner of corrections shall work
with the commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner of public safety, local government
and nonprofit agencies, educational institutions, and the courts to design and develop suitable
juvenile restitution grant programs. Programs must provide services to communities, including
but not necessarily limited to, park maintenance, recycling, and other related work. Eligible
juveniles may earn monetary restitution on behalf of a victim or perform a service for the victim.
Work performed by eligible juveniles must not result in the displacement of currently employed
full- or part-time workers or workers on seasonal layoff or layoff from a substantially equivalent
position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours of nonovertime work, wages,
or other employment benefits. Any monetary restitution earned by an eligible juvenile must either
be forwarded to the victim or held in an account for the benefit of the victim.
Subd. 4. Referral to program.
The grant program must provide that eligible juveniles may
be referred to the program by a community diversion agency, a correctional or human service
agency, or by a court order of monetary restitution.
History: 1993 c 326 art 12 s 1; 1994 c 483 s 1; 2004 c 206 s 32
STATE TRAINING SCHOOLS; BOYS, GIRLS
242.41 THE MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-RED WING.
There is established the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing at Red Wing, Minnesota,
in which may be placed persons committed to the commissioner of corrections by the courts of
this state or admitted consistent with established admissions criteria. When reviewing placement
requests from counties, the commissioner shall take into consideration the purpose of the
Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing which is to educate and provide treatment for serious
and chronic juvenile offenders for which the county has exhausted local resources. The general
control and management of the facility shall be under the commissioner of corrections.
History: (4470) RL s 1905; 1949 c 561 s 2; 1973 c 68 s 2; 1979 c 102 s 1; 2000 c 488 art 7 s 4
242.43 COMMISSIONER, DUTIES.
The commissioner of corrections shall receive, clothe, maintain, and instruct all children duly
committed to the Corrections Department and placed in a state correctional facility for juveniles
and keep them in custody until placed on probation, paroled, or discharged. The commissioner
may place any of these children in suitable foster care facilities or cause them to be instructed in
such trades or employment as in the commissioner's judgment will be most conducive to their
reformation and tend to the future benefit and advantage of these children. The commissioner
may discharge any child so committed, or may recall to the facility at any time any child paroled,
placed on probation, or transferred; and, upon recall, may resume the care and control thereof.
The discharge of a child by the commissioner shall be a complete release from all penalties and
disabilities created by reason of the commitment.
Upon the parole or discharge of any inmate of any state juvenile correctional facility, the
commissioner of corrections may pay to each inmate released an amount of money not exceeding
the sum of $10. All payments shall be made from the current expense fund of the facility.
History: (4472) 1905 c 233 s 7; 1949 c 561 s 3; 1953 c 353 s 2; 1953 c 354 s 1; 1969 c 9
s 108; 1973 c 68 s 3; 1973 c 654 s 15; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1979 c 102 s 13; 1981 c 192 s 7; 2000
c 488 art 7 s 5
The commissioner of corrections, so far as the accommodations of the correctional facilities
and other means at the commissioner's disposal will permit, may receive juvenile delinquents
and juvenile offenders serving a juvenile disposition under section
260B.130, subdivision 4
The commissioner's housing of these individuals must be consistent with federal and state
law, including established admissions criteria for Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing.
The commissioner may place these youths at employment, may provide education suitable to
their years and capacity, and may place them in suitable homes. Under rules prescribed by the
commissioner, when deemed best for these youths, persons committed to the commissioner's
care and custody by a juvenile court may be paroled or discharged from the facility by the
commissioner. All pupils in the facility shall be clothed, instructed, and maintained by the
commissioner of corrections.
History: (4473) RL s 1907; 1949 c 260 s 1; 1949 c 561 s 4; 1973 c 68 s 4; 1973 c 654 s 15;
1973 c 725 s 42; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1981 c 192 s 8; 1982 c 615 s 3; 1986 c 444; 2000 c 488 art 7 s 6
242.45 CHILDREN COMMITTED BY UNITED STATES COURTS.
The commissioner of corrections shall receive into custody and keep until duly discharged
all children within the prescribed ages committed to the commissioner by order of any court of
the United States within the state for offenses committed against the laws of the United States,
and for the support of which children the United States shall undertake to pay a per diem charge
as determined by the commissioner of corrections.
History: (4474) RL s 1908; 1909 c 122 s 1; 1949 c 561 s 5; 1973 c 654 s 15; 1975 c 271
s 6; 1981 c 192 s 9
242.46 PROBATION SERVICES; JUVENILE COURTS.
Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1977 c 392 s 14
Subd. 3. Probation services.
The commissioner shall provide probation services to juvenile
courts in counties that request it or as required by section
. The commissioner shall
cooperate with the judges to provide supervision to probation officers in all counties of not more
than 200,000 population, in order to insure high uniform standards of operation. The costs of
administrative and supervisory services shall be borne by the state. The commissioner shall
give newly employed probation and parole agents appropriate orientation training and shall
provide systematic in-service training to all agents thereafter, and for that purpose may assign
agents to appropriate short courses at the University of Minnesota and necessary conferences
and meetings held within the state.
History: (4475) RL s 1909; 1917 c 343 s 2; 1949 c 561 s 6; 1959 c 698 s 2; 1961 c 430
s 1; 1961 c 750 s 12 subd 1; 1973 c 654 s 15; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1977 c 392 s 6; 1986 c 444;
1997 c 239 art 9 s 51
242.47 INTERFERENCE WITH INMATES.
Every person who abducts, conceals, entices, carries away, or improperly interferes with, any
juvenile inmate of a Minnesota correctional facility for juveniles is guilty of a misdemeanor.
History: (4476) RL s 1910; 1979 c 102 s 13; 1981 c 31 s 4; 1981 c 192 s 10
242.48 NO ROADS OR STREETS THROUGH GROUNDS.
No individual, copartnership, or corporation, public or private, shall lay out, construct, or
open any road or street upon or through any grounds of any state correctional facility without the
consent of the commissioner of corrections.
History: (4477) RL s 1912; 1949 c 561 s 7; 1973 c 654 s 15; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1979 c 102 s
13; 1981 c 192 s 11
242.56 WORK AND LEARN FACILITIES FOR YOUTH.
Subdivision 1. Requests for proposals.
The commissioner of corrections shall select
two nonprofit organizations to select and develop sites for work and learn facilities for youth.
The selection of organizations must be made in consultation with the advisory group created
under subdivision 3. By July 1, 1994, the commissioner shall issue a request for proposals from
nonprofit organizations to locate and develop the facilities described in subdivisions 4 and 5. Both
programs will provide rigorous programming for youthful offenders.
Subd. 2. Eligibility.
(a) Both programs are limited to individuals who:
(1) are at least 14 years of age but no older than 19 at the time of admission;
(2) have not received a high school diploma; and
(3) were adjudicated delinquent or referred by a county social services agency.
(b) The following are not eligible:
(1) juveniles adjudicated delinquent for murder, manslaughter, criminal sexual conduct in the
first or second degree, assault, kidnapping, robbery, arson, or any other offense involving death
or intentional personal injury; and
(2) juveniles who were adjudicated delinquent within the preceding ten years of an offense
described in clause (1) and were committed to the custody of the commissioner.
(c) The programs may include nonoffenders selected by the commissioner based on
recommendations from social service agencies of individuals who are at risk of incarceration.
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 2007 c 133 art 2 s 13
Subd. 4. Metropolitan work and learn site.
One facility shall be in the metropolitan area in
an academy campus setting and be administered to address the problems of high unemployment
rate among people of color, the high drop-out rate of young people in the public school system,
and overcrowded correctional facilities. The academy shall provide the following programs:
(1) physical training;
(2) general studies;
(3) motivational and personal development;
(4) business opportunities;
(5) skills improvement; and
(6) structured residential treatment programs of individual and group counseling.
Subd. 5. Wilderness work and learn site.
One facility shall be in a wilderness setting, no
more than 50 miles from the outer boundary of the seven-county metropolitan area, located on a
site of at least 60 acres. The wilderness site shall offer a combination of the following:
(1) group activities that develop cooperation, teamwork, and trust in others;
(2) wilderness camping experiences that ensure that the youth begin to build self-esteem
(3) structured residential treatment programs of individual and group counseling;
(4) a teaching and social reinforcement system;
(5) a point and level incentive system;
(6) vocational and academic education; and
(7) life skills training.
Subd. 6. Family services.
Both programs shall provide family services during and after
the youth's involvement, including six months of intensive follow-up supervision of the youth
after return to the community.
Subd. 7. Evaluation and report.
The commissioner shall file a report with the chairs of the
senate Crime Prevention Committee and the house of representatives Judiciary Committee by
December 1, 1994, describing the sites selected and the progress made in developing them. The
commissioner shall also develop a system for gathering and analyzing information concerning
the value and effectiveness of the work and learn facilities. The commissioner shall report to the
chairs of the committees in the house of representatives and senate with jurisdiction over criminal
justice policy by January 1, 1999, on the operation of the program, with a recommendation as
to whether it should be continued.
History: 1994 c 636 art 9 s 1; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1997 c 7 art 3 s 5; 2003 c 130 s 12