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Posts tagged with "Minnesota Department of Corrections"

End Minnesota’s high prison phone rates

End Minnesota’s high prison phone rates

Mar. 13 |   By Dr. Artika R. Tyner Guest Commentator   In Minnesota, 15,000 children are losing contact with a mother or father in prison due to the extremely high cost of prison phone calls. The cost for one 15-minute collect phone call from a prison...

Concentration of Level 3 sex offenders on North Side ‘dumping ground’ opposed

Concentration of Level 3 sex offenders on North Side ‘dumping ground’ opposed

Jul. 3 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections’ (DOC) latest reporting, there are 1,428 total sex offenders in the state. Of the 134 registered Level 3 Sex Offenders (L3SOs) in Minneapolis,...

‘Hurt people hurt people’ —  healing Black men’s pain

‘Hurt people hurt people’ — healing Black men’s pain

Sep. 5 |   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Samuel Simmons. Say that name at a gathering of psychologists, social workers or both and you will catch someone’s ear. This is because Simmons, a veteran professional with a strong track record...

‘Renaissance man’ takes setbacks in stride

‘Renaissance man’ takes setbacks in stride

Apr. 18 |     Sean G. Phillips is the sort of individual who’s so interesting someone should write an article about him. To start with, Phillips has more things going for him than a little bit. From February 2008 until June of last year, he was...