JaneAnne Murray
Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Clemency Clinic Mentioned in Minnesota Reformer About DOC Decision to Not Order Return of Inmates on COVID Release

Minnesota Law’s Clemency Clinic was mentioned as one of three plaintiffs that sued the Minnesota Department of Corrections over the possible reincarceration of inmates who were on conditional medical release. The inmates were susceptible to severe illness or death from COVID-19. In December, the DOC agreed to not reincarcerate the inmates as long as they didn't violate the terms of their release. The DOC will allow them to leave their homes for employment and education with approval from their parole officers. Due to the agreement, a Ramsey County District Court judge dismissed the case on January 3.