North Dakota State Penitentiary

Former officer charged with smuggling drugs into prison

BISMARCK, N.D. – A former employee of the North Dakota State Penitentiary has been accused of smuggling drugs and electronics into the prison for an inmate in exchange for money. Investigators say Matthew Taylor was working as a correctional officer last year when he received payments from a woman to deliver a cellphone, two SIM cards and a cigarette package…

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to resume visitation

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will soon be allowing visitors back at its facilities. Social distancing guidelines will be in place during visits and tables will be disinfected between each visit. The Youth Correctional Center already began allowing outdoor visitations on June 27. Two adults are allowed per visit and each cottage has a 60-minute visitation…