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Record Use of Solitary Confinement in Minnesota Last Year

The number of solitary sentences has been going up steadily for the last two years.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A record number of Minnesota prison inmates were placed in solitary confinement last year. The Minnesota Department of Corrections placed inmates in solitary more than 8,000 times in 2018. Minnesota Public Radio News reports the number of solitary sentences has been going up steadily for the last two years. Last session, the Minnesota Legislature passed…

Inmate Video Visitation System Now Available At Cass County Jail

Visitors have the option of either going to the jail or they can reserve time for a remote visit

FARGO, N.D. — A new video visitation system is up and running at Cass County Jail. Inmate visitation is now available 7 days a week starting at 8 am and ending each night when the housing units lockdown for the evening. Visitors have the option of either going to the jail to use one of five video stations that have…

Fargo City Commissioner Wants F-5 Project Put on Hold

The group's founder says his organization is working with the city to get the application to correct the violation

  FARGO, ND — A Fargo city commissioner wants the F-5 Project stopped until it meets city codes. Dave Piepkorn said the housing project for former inmates didn’t get the proper city approval. Piepkorn said it’s clear the homes violate city code because more than three non-family members live in the houses. The violation was discovered after city leaders got…

F5 Project Working to Give Former Inmates a Second Chance

Keeping the past in the past

FARGO, ND — A Cass County organization’s mission is to keep the past, in the past. The F-5 project works to give former inmates a second chance. KVRR’s Shiina LoSciuto joins us from Dakota Medical Foundation with more. SHIINA LOSCIUTO: F5 is a fairly new organization to the metro but it’s growing, hoping to connect community members who are willing…