North Dakota’s Top Correction Officer Learns from Norwegian Example

It’s not often you’ll find a ‘Mother Jones’ article referenced on The Minot Voice. The reporting there makes many North Dakotan’s angry because we quickly draw adversarial lines opposed to their editorial positions. But occasionally, they cover a story that’s worthy of consideration. This is one of those examples. North Dakota’s top corrections officers took

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ND’s top correction officer looks to Norway for new solutions to old problems

In our country and more and more in our state, we put people in jail. For a long time, we’ve viewed incarceration as the only solution to the problem of criminal activity and recidivism. But is it? More importantly, is there a better solution? A recent trip to Norway by our state’s top correction officers

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Part II: Inside the jail where inmate’s fate was sealed

Kim Fundingsland takes us into the Ward County Jail and the culture that existed there before the Dustin Irwin tragedy and now after the reforms have been and are being put into place. Learning from this mistake is the perhaps the least and the most we can do.

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Minot Daily Digs in Deep on Dustin Irwin Story

Kim Fundingsland with the Minot Daily News provides the first installment in some local investigative journalism on the Dustin Irwin tragedy. Irwin was an inmate at the Ward County Jail in 2014; he died shortly after being transferred to the custody of the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department. Part I of the series delves into details

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Commissioners Tour Improvements in Ward County Jail

Last fall, the state Department of Corrections found Ward County jail in non-compliance of several standards required to house inmates. Recently, County Commissioners got a tour of the building that outlined many steps that are being taken to bring the facility into compliance.

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Ward County Sheriff’s Department Reports on Changes

Ward County Jail has had the company of an official from the State Corrections Department as it works to improve conditions and operation of the facility. One of the issues being addressed is getting the jail staffed properly and making sure those workers are appropriately tasked.

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Ward County Sheriff’s Department Pushes Jail Expansion

Ward County Sheriff Captain Bob Barnard was on the service club circuit Monday with the Sertoma Club explaining the need for additional expansion at the Ward County Jail.

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Sheriff’s Department Making Changes

According to a state official, changes imposed by the State Department of Corrections are well underway at the Ward County Jail.

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