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Minimum-security inmates stand at attention at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Willow River, a Challenge Incarceration Program site. It and the other “boot camp” site, at Togo, will close because of a budget shortfall. (Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections)
Minimum-security inmates stand at attention at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Willow River, a Challenge Incarceration Program site. It and the other “boot camp” site, at Togo, will close because of a budget shortfall. (Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections)

Budget woes force 2 prison closures

Two minimum security prisons — at Togo and Willow River — will close because of an anticipated $14 million shortfall in the Minnesota Department of Corrections’ current budget.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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