Illegal prison tattooing can spread hepatitis and HIV. By taking the process into the light, Minnesota corrections officials hope to stop the spread of disease and give prisoners new skills. The state wants a licensed artist with at least three years of experience and a “strong, well-rounded portfolio" to help start a legal prison body art program.
The City of Willmar will be purchasing two new boat launch docks for Willmar Lake and Foot Lake from MINNCOR Industries. The docks will be built by incarcerated people in correctional facilities as a way to teach job-training skills.