Good Question: What Happens At The County Workhouse?

Posted on May 21, 2015


WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – On Tuesday, a judge sentenced two former owners of a Lake Elmo electrical company to the Hennepin County workhouse. The men pleaded guilty to theft by swindle for underpaying their employees hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So, that had Bruce from Sauk Centre wanting to know: What happens at the workhouse?

“We have an array of services that try to help them as they transition have to the community because our average stays here are about 15 days for women and 35 days for men,” said Ron Bergee, assistant superintendent with the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. “That’s a short period of time.”

What most people, including judges, lawyers and inmates, know as the Ramsey County Workhouse is actually called the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. It’s located on Century Avenue, on the border of Maplewood and Woodbury ,and sits next to a county nine-hole golf course. There are two…

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