NERCC Celebrates Completion of Multi Million Dollar Renovation Project

Correctional Facility Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Northeast Regional Corrections Center hosted a ribbon cutting event Friday celebrating the completion of their multi-million dollar renovation project.

The seven million dollar project took fifteen months to complete.

The original building was built in 1932, and though it had received some work over the years, representatives of the center said the interior was in dire need of an update.

“We have totally renovated the main part of the building which now holds a total of 144 men for local incarceration or treatment,” said Kathy Trihey, the Superintendent at NERCC.  

The center teaches residents valuable life skills, like mechanics, food service, and meat cutting, that help lead to future employment.

 “One thing that NERCC has that other places don’t have is a working farm, so you actually get to get out,” said Rick Goutermont, the Board Chair of Arrowhead Regional Corrections.

The center says working helps the residents develop valuable qualities needed in the workforce.

Minnesota has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the nation.

NERCC has one of the lowest rates of people relapsing into criminal behavior in the state.

Statistics show only 83 percent of residents don’t re-offend, compared to the state average of 63 percent. 

 

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