If consistent with the public interest, the commissioner may, under rules prescribed by the commissioner, furlough any inmate in custody to any point within the state for up to five days. A furlough may be granted to assist the inmate with family needs, personal health needs, or reintegration into society. No inmate may receive more than three furloughs under this section within any 12-month period. The provisions of this section shall also apply to those inmates convicted of offenses prior to May 1, 1980.
Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision 1, if the commissioner determines that the inmate requires health care not available at the state correctional institution, the commissioner may grant the inmate the furloughs necessary to provide appropriate noninstitutional or extrainstitutional health care.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes