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Prison and Reentry Education Program

The Prison and Reentry Education Program addresses the questions of defendants and their families regarding sentencing, surrender, and reentry to the community. Information presented includes:

  • security levels within the Bureau of Prisons
  • what defendants should and should not bring on their report day
  • expectations of inmates and a typical day within the Bureau of Prisons
  • halfway house placement and what to expect as your imprisonment ends
  • expectations and requirements of supervised release
  • on-line resources, including materials from the Bureau of Prisons

A panel including a U.S. Probation Officer, representatives from a halfway house and the Bureau of Prisons, and defendants who have already completed their prison sentence will be available to answer more specific questions.

Due to current courthouse-entry restrictions and limitations on gatherings, a program is not currently scheduled. You may leave a message at 612-664-5432 or e-mail prep@mnp.uscourts.gov if you’d like to obtain information from previous programs or have questions about voluntary surrender. This page will be updated in the coming weeks with additional resources and information.

Information about the coronavirus impact on the Bureau of Prisons and their response can be accessed at their resource page.