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MN Dept. of Corrections Must Improve its Release Practices, Court Rules

By September 19, 2019 No Comments

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently agreed that the Minnesota Department of Corrections should have released offender Antwone Ford from prison earlier, reports Minnesota Lawyer. Ford and his attorney argued that the DOC unlawfully kept him in prison beyond when he should have been on conditional supervised release. Essentially, the DOC was not taking the responsibility it should to approve housing for Ford while on release, but rather was allowing Minnesota counties to refuse to house him. The Supreme Court’s opinion in this case could help others like Ford get adequate housing and treatment while on conditional release.