Through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Corrections and the University of Minnesota, data was collected from all new offender admissions over the course of six months, July 2015 to December 2015, at MCF- St. Cloud and MCF- Shakopee. Restricting data collection to six months ensured offenders were not re-surveyed. The goal of this survey was to determine the prevalence of parental incarceration in Minnesota state prisons. Recognizing parenting status among incarcerated populations has important implications and opportunities for corrections’ programs and policies.
A comprehensive review of the results is linked below.