Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) has been appointed by Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen to serve on the State Correctional Facilities Security Audit Group. The group creates security standards for state correctional facilities, reviews inspection reports, and provides recommendations to the Commissioner of Corrections.
“I look forward to serving on this important group with my colleagues as we provide support and guidance to our correctional facilities across the state of Minnesota,” said Senator Bigham. “Last year, the OLA report found several conditions at the state prisons that reduced safety such as persistent staffing shortages, heavy overtime use, suspensions of prisoner activities, and outdated infrastructure. I’m ready to get to work in making sure we are improving these conditions and safety for our prisoners and staff.”
The Office of the Legislature Auditor’s report can be found here.