Alleged assault at Shakopee correctional facility sparks rally on prison safety

The Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is holding a rally in support of an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee.

They say she was sexually assaulted by a corrections officer in the prison back in April. The group has a list of demands to keep the Shakopee prison safe for incarcerated people. David Boehnke knows the inmate personally and is a member of the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.

Paul Schnell is the commissioner of Minnesota Department of Corrections. They each joined host Cathy Wurzer to give their perspective.

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