contracts with the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) for
The mission of the
Minnesota Department of Corrections is to develop and provide effective
correctional services that contribute to a safer Minnesota.
The guiding principle of the Minnesota Department of Corrections is to
provide quality, cost-effective services for the public, victims and
offenders that are consistent with law, policy and best practices. This
is accomplished through an efficient, diverse, centralized organization.
In Houston County,
the Department of Corrections Office provides supervision to persons
placed on probation by the District Court and administers the Sentence
to Service Program.
DOC Officers have
the general powers of a Peace Officer and have the authority to make any
investigations required by the Court, and to furnish to the Court with
such information and assistance as may be required. Examples of services
offered at the direction of the Court include: pre-sentence
investigations, pretrial services, diversions, restitution services,
community work service, bail studies, alcohol problem assessments,
chemical awareness and other prevention programs.
Department of Corrections