MN Jail Programs and Services






Who are the Minnesota Jail Programs and Services (MJPS)?

The MJPS is a division of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association consisting of professionals working with offenders in jails throughout the State of Minnesota. We are working to provide an environment for a safe, secure, and smooth operating jail where offenders can learn to become law abiding citizens. We promote crime prevention and public safety through:

1) improving management of offenders.

2) teaching those willing to learn to become more productive citizens upon re-entry into the community.


Mission Statement of the Minnesota Jail Programmers


The MJPS believes that jail programming is an integral part of the Criminal Justice System that should coordinate with the courts and court services. The mission of MJPS is to develop and support professional jail programming, to promote inmate rehabilitation and support jail practices that are consistent with constitutional requirements and professional operations. Please contact any of the MJPS executive board members or your district representative for more information on our organization, and specific programming questions or needs, and membership information


 CLICK HERE for MJPS District and District Reps


CLICK HERE for the MJPS Forum



MJPS Newsletters


CLICK HERE for February 2019
CLICK HERE for July 2018 Part 2
CLICK HERE for July 2018 Part 1
CLICK HERE for February 2018
CLICK HERE for November 2017
CLICK HERE for September 2017
CLICK HERE for June 2017 Part 2
CLICK HERE for June 2017 Part 1
CLICK HERE for February 2017



2018 - 2019 Executive Board 

Mary Davidson
Mower County
Phone: 507-434-2718

Dustin Naumann
Mille Lacs County
Phone: 320-983-8421

Noelle Flesher
Wright County
Phone: 763-682-7655

Kelsey Knops
Publication Officer
Dakota County
Phone: 651-438-4812

Roger Edwardson
Training Coordinator
Kandiyohi County
Phone: 320-214-6700 ext. 3693

Denise Eichten
Resource Coordinator
Washington County
Phone: 651-430-7928

Joe Anderson
JA Representative
Faribault County
Phone: 507-526-4876

Janet Adams
At Large Board Member
Goodhue County
Phone: 651-267-2815

Tom Wells
MSA Representative
Conference and Training Coordinator, Minnesota Sheriffs' Association
Phone: 651-451-7216, ext. 6