Pine City Native Takes Over as New Warden at MCF – Rush City

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 9:31 am

Bruce ReiserThe Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City has a new man in charge.  Pine City native Bruce Reiser was selected earlier this month as the new warden.  His appointment takes effect Wednesday.  Reiser says his primary goal is to make the facility as safe as possible.

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Reiser says he wants to give inmates the best opportunities to improve their lives, and hopefully make changes so they do not end up back behind bars.

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Reiser started his career as a corrections officer in 1982 at the correctional facility in Oak Park Heights.  He was named associate warden of operations in Rush City in March of 2009.  He succeeds Terry Carlson, who was named assistant commissioner of the Facility Services Division.

Rush City is a level four close-custody facility for adult males.  Reiser says the correctional facility in Oak Park Heights is the only one in Minnesota with a higher custody level than Rush City.  The Department of Corrections has a five-level custody classification, levels are determined by the number of barriers in the facility.

Reiser says his immediate goals are to meet with the staff to discuss any needs and concerns regarding the facility.

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