Kelly Lyn Mitchell named assistant commissioner of Community Services and Reentry at DOC. MinnPost, 8/15/2023.
Former DOC Commissioner Kenneth F. Shoen obituary. DOC News, September 2021.
Q&A: DOC's Paul Schnell: Reserves could fund prisons 'a week, maybe two' with no budget deal. Session/Law, 6/23/2021.
Fourth Minnesota prisoner dies of COVID-19 complications. Two other Minn. inmates remain hospitalized and breathing on ventilators.. Star Tribune, 11/23/2020.
Obituary: Orville Pung, who advocated for humane incarceration and drug treatment, served as corrections commissioner to three governors. St. Paul Pioneer Press, 9/2/2020.
Budget woes force two prison closures. Minnesota Lawyer, 8/3/2020.
Citing budget shortfalls, Department of Corrections to close two Minnesota prisons. A $14 million budget shortfall is forcing significant cuts, says DOC chief Schnell.. Star Tribune, 8/3/2020.
Minnesota Department of Corrections plans prison closures to address budget crisis. Department of Corrections Press Release, 8/3/2020.
Second death of COVID-19 positive man incarcerated at MCF-Faribault reported by Minnesota Department of Corrections. Department of Corrections Press Release, 6/27/2020.
Death of COVID-19 positive man incarcerated at MCF-Faribault reported by Minnesota Department of Corrections. Department of Corrections Press Release, 6/25/2020.
Walz touts corrections head Paul Schnell's style. Minnesota Lawyer, 1/8/2019.
News clippings and documents: Commissioner of Corrections. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1959-2019.
News clippings and documents: Department of Corrections. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1973-2021.