ARDC was awarded a grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs to assess facility needs and challenges for pretrial and presentence inmates in seven Northeast Minnesota Counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
ARDC was awarded the grant after learning from the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa planning staff of facility needs causing the Bois Forte Band to have to transport pretrial and precentence inmates to correctional facilities across the state and beyond, creating financial, patrol coverage, and court process concerns. ARDC was asked to review the regional landscape to learn if similar situations were affecting other law enforcement agencies and determine if a regional solution could be developed.
- Arrowhead Regional Detention Needs Assessment Executive Summary
- Arrowhead Regional Detention Needs Assessment Final Draft Document
- Arrowhead Regional Detention Needs Interactive Map