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Tag Archive for: Shakopee prison

Revisiting the Healthy Start Act

Of 23 people eligible for the program so far, four have been approved.

How London Handles Nonviolent Crime

"We punish those who are already victims of their own circumstances and put them into even worse circumstances."

Real-World Solutions to Adverse Childhood Experiences

More than half of all Minnesotans have had one or more ACEs, according to the most recent Minnesota Department of Health study.

Creating True Safety and Healing

Data suggests that prison is not an effective deterrent.

Life After Prison

Two formerly incarcerated women share their stories.

LEGACY STORIES: System of Crime & Punishment

1987: "A lot of it is chemical dependency problems and economic problems. It’s unfortunate that we don’t intervene in a meaningful way [first].”

Reform Within Shakopee Women’s Prison

From 2013 to 2020, women imprisoned while pregnant had not committed a new crime — 77 percent had been incarcerated for a technical violation, such as violating parole by not checking in with a probation officer.