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Assaults up at MN State Prisons!

March 27, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Due to a change in disciplinary process with inmates, assaults are up at MN State Prisons.

“A KSTP check of Department of Corrections records for every Minnesota prison facility found there have been 22 reported inmate assaults on prison guards through the first three months of 2018. That’s more than the past two years combined; there were a total of 13 assaults in 2017 and eight in 2016.

Fitzgerald explained why the Department of Corrections made the policy change in late 2016 in this statement:”

 

FULL STORY KSTP

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Thank you Blaine Gaskill

March 21, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA thanks St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy Blaine Gaskill for being the ‘good guy with a gun’ and averting another school massacre.

Truly everyday our Deputies and Officers are unsung heroes and we appreciate all you do.

FULL STORY

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Pension Bills

March 5, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

There is a pair of new bills this session that concern our PERA Correctional Plan and Police and Fire.

SF2620 and HF3053 For PERA Correctional Retirees the annual COLA will be a floor of 1% with a maximum of 2.5% based on inflation. For Police an Fire the annual COLA will be 1%.

MNPEA supports these bills.