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Corrections Board

Also known as:
State Corrections Board
Minnesota Corrections Board
Active dates:1975 - June 30, 1982
Function: The Board has three functions: (1) to protect the public, (2) to deter crime, and (3) to rehabilitate offenders. In order to accomplish these goals, the Minnesota Corrections Board considers factors relating to risk of failure on parole, severity of the committing offense, and inmate behavior and conduct while imprisoned to determine the length of time individual inmates are incarcerated.
History: 1975 Minn. Laws, Chap. 271 Sec. 3 renamed the Minnesota Corrections Authority to the Corrections Board.
The Minnesota Corrections Board is an independent State Agency charged with the responsibility for granting or revoking parole and issuing final discharge to those inmates committed to the Commissioner of Corrections (M.S. 241.045).

1978 Minn. Laws Chap. 723 established the Minnesota sentencing guidelines commission and made changes to the Corrections Board. It was predicted that further changes would be coming for the Corrections Board.

In 1981, the Board was abolished and its duties were reassigned to the Department of Corrections, effective June 30, 1982 (see Laws of Minnesota 1981, article 1, section 4, subdivision 2).
Membership: Five full-time members. Four member's are appointed by the Governor to staggered six year terms with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Agency heads: The full-time chairman is appointed by the Commissioner of Corrections and serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner.
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1976-2019.
Record last updated: 04/20/2017

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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