|Financial Audit Division Report 06-21||Released July 27, 2006|
In response to allegations, we conducted a special review of MINNCOR Industries, the correctional industry program for the Department of Corrections for the period July 1, 2003, through March 31, 2006. Our review included the Minnesota Correctional Education Foundation.
MINNCOR Industries provides inmates an opportunity to acquire certain knowledge and skills prior to release. MINNCOR operates in eight correctional facilities and produces various products and services, which it sells to state agencies, local units of government, and businesses.
In 2004, the Department of Corrections established the Minnesota Correctional Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the department’s postsecondary education program for inmates.