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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.

The program is presented three times each year (January, May, and September) at the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, 300 South Fourth Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, Minneapolis, MN.

Attendance is voluntary, but registration is required if you plan to attend, as seating is limited. Two family members per defendant (age 16 and older) are welcome to attend. To register for the program or for more information, email prep@mnp.uscourts.gov or call 612‑664-5432. Please include your first and last name, defendant’s name (if you are a family member), and a telephone number where you can be contacted.

May 20, 2020 - Program Information