383A.08 DETENTION AND CORRECTIONS.
Subdivision 1. Authority.
Ramsey County may maintain, operate and manage a detention
facility, workhouse, workfarm or juvenile detention facility, or a combination of them.
Subd. 2. Home schools.
The county has the exclusive power to construct, maintain, operate
and administer, or combine or abolish, the county home schools for boys and girls existing under
Minnesota Statutes 1971, section
Subd. 3. Acquisition of land.
The county shall bear the cost and expense of acquiring land
for erecting, equipping and furnishing a facility.
Subd. 4. Education.
The board of education, commissioner of education, or others having
charge of the public schools where a juvenile detention facility is located may furnish the
necessary instructors, school books and school supplies for the boys and girls placed in the
juvenile detention facility.
Subd. 5. Detention of minors.
No sheriff, municipal police officer or other person having
charge of a minor under the age of 18 years chargeable with a crime may detain the minor in a
public facility other than a county juvenile detention facility.
Subd. 6. Rules and regulations.
The county may promulgate rules and regulations for the
proper operation and maintenance of each facility and the proper care and discipline of inmates
detained in the facility. These rules and regulations may, among other things, provide for the
diminution of sentences of inmates for good behavior in accordance with section
Subd. 7. Confinement of inmates from other counties.
The county may accept an inmate
for confinement at a county correction facility when the inmate is committed to the facility by
order of a judge of a municipality or county outside Ramsey County if the county is paid the
amount of compensation for board, confinement, and maintenance of the inmate that it determines.
A county outside Ramsey County or a municipality outside Ramsey County may enter into and
agree with Ramsey County for the incarceration of prisoners.
History: 1974 c 435 s 1.0206; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 2003 c 130 s 12; 2007 c 54 art
6 s 14,15