Jail and Inmate Search in Minnesota
Minnesota currently has 9,849 inmates in prison. 92.9% of them are male and the rest female. 18.5%, of the majority are there for drug offenses, 17% are sex offenders, 14.6% are murderers, and the rest have committed violent offenses or property crimes. The average age of someone incarcerated in Minnesota is 37.6. There are only three inmates younger than 18. 51.6% of the inmates are White, 35.5% are Black, 9.8% are American Indian, and the remainder is Asian or unknown. About 26% of Minnesota inmates have their GED. Minnesota also supervises another 6,408 inmates who have been released on parole.
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What are Jail Records?
The Department of Corrections maintains Minnesota jail records. To keep all inmates safe and facilitate their rehabilitation, every aspect of their prison life must be documented and kept updated. From the time they are arrested these records help administration navigate the prisoner through the system. They include things like status updates, health reports, visitation, where they stand legally and their convictions and sentencing while in prison and those offenses that landed them there.
How to Search for Inmates in Minnesota
Minnesota’s Department of Corrections makes it easy to find someone in their prison system. Their offender locator system is easy to use, and all you need is the person’s name. Once you see a list of offenders, you can click each one to look at the details. You can view mug shots from different angles, name, birth date and status information. You will also see offenses and the facility where they are being detained. You can also use third-party online search portals for even more information and a complete report of their entire criminal history.
Creating Public Jail Records
Part of the responsibility of the Minnesota Department of Corrections is to create and keep jail records for the entire time an inmate is incarcerated. Those jail records get updated by local parole officers once the person is released. The journey begins when someone is arrested, and as they progress through the Minnesota justice system, everything is documented. Each inmate has their own prison ID, and their jail records get recorded under that number. This coordination helps to keep them all in one place so other law enforcement agencies can look someone up quickly and make changes or updates. The Minnesota jail record system is shared between all law enforcement agencies within the state.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
Minnesota Prisoner Statistics by Gender
The number of Minnesota prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 10,592, that saw a 1.9% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 7.3% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 9,818 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
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The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of Minnesota is 10,592 inmates, that is 11.9% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Minnesota was in 2015, when the number of prisoners was 10,798 inmates.
Minnesota Parole Population
Minnesota parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 6,810 people, 167 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 265 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 3.9%.
Paroles per 100.000 population
Parole Total Population in Minnesota
Parole Entries & Exits
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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The state of Minnesota has 82 jails spread across 87 counties and another ten prisons. They manage 6,400 inmates in jail and 10,592 people in prison. With a staff of 4,300 employees, they operate and maintain all the facilities on an annual budget of $585 million. The Minnesota community corrections system also oversees 96,852 people on probation and 7,075 inmates who have been released on parole. The cost for each inmate for a year is $41,364. Based on one hundred thousand residents, Minnesota has an incarceration rate of 191, a property crime rate of 2,133 and a violent crime rate of 243.
|Prison Name||Prison Type|
|Lino Lakes||State Prison|
|Moose Lake - MCF||State Prison|
|Willow River - CIP||State Prison|
|Oak Park Heights||State Prison|
|St. Cloud||State Prison|
|Red Wing (Adult)||State Prison|
|Red Wing (Juvenile)||State Prison|
|Rush City||State Prison|
|Togo (CIP)||State Prison|