Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Kelly Mitchell Discusses Proposals for Minnesota's Prison Population on Access Minnesota

Robina Institute Executive Director Kelly Mitchell was interviewed by reporter Jim du Bois on Access Minnesota last week about her recent participation on the Minnesota Prison Population Task Force. She discussed proposals offered by herself and others to the Task Force that were aimed at controlling the growth of Minnesota’s prison population 

Listen to the podcasts, here.

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The Prison Population Control Task Force is an informal group established by Senator Ron Latz and Representative Tony Cornish from the Minnesota Legislature to respond to concerns about prison overcrowding. At its first meeting, Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy explained that the state’s prison population currently exceeds capacity. The DOC is leasing about 500 beds in county jails, and the DOC projects that the population will exceed capacity by over 1000 inmates within 7 years.

​Read the proposals and learn more, here. ​