Tag Archives: Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center

Are We Going to Have a Civil War in North Dakota’s Corrections System?

Are We Going to Have a Civil War in North Dakota’s Corrections System?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this Dickinson Press report about Department of Corrections employees griping about reforms implemented by Director Leann Bertsch seems like it’s missing something. Like perhaps an acknowledgement that at least some of this criticism could be motivated by Bertsch’s push (along with Governor Doug Burgum) to withdraw the

House Lawmakers Seem More Concerned About Economic Development Than Fair Treatment for Female Prisoners

If we ever needed a measuring stick for just how thoroughly addled by parochialism state politics are, consider the state House punting this week on legislation to fix an offensive disparity in treatment between male and female prisoners in North Dakota’s corrections system. In his executive budget Governor Doug Burgum included funding to shuffle some

The Legislature Should Make the New England Women’s Prison Illegal

A political furor has erupted over a proposal from Governor Doug Burgum, backed by Department of Corrections head LeAnn Bertsch, to end the state’s contract with a prison facility in New England, North Dakota, and move those female inmates into a reshuffled state system. The Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center is a subsidiary of the

Prisons Aren’t Jobs Programs

Governor Doug Burgum’s executive budget his ignited several debates over policy and spending across the state. Perhaps one of the most heated so far is the proposed relocation of the Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center, a prison facility for female inmates current located in New England, North Dakota. On one side of the debate is