Northeast Regional Corrections Center

6102 Abrahamson Road                                                       (218) 729-8673                        Victim Information & Notification Everyday    Link to VINE                Meat Processing & Produce Prices
Saginaw, MN  55779




It is the mission of the Northeast Regional Corrections Center to protect society by confining inmates in controlled environments that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, appropriately secure, and provide appropriate and effective supervision of inmates utilizing the principles of direct supervision and governing national standards.  The staff and management of the Northeast Regional Corrections Center are committed to the preservation of the human rights and dignity of the inmate population as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of Minnesota.  The Northeast Regional Corrections Center promotes behavioral change and recidivism reduction through the use of evidence based practices and targeted interventions.  At a minimum, no inmate shall leave the facility in worse physical or mental condition than when he was admitted. 

  • The Northeast Regional Corrections Center, a division of Arrowhead Regional Corrections, is operated under the auspices of the Division Director.
  • NERCC is a 144 minimum / medium security class VI correctional facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.NERCC serves adult male offenders either sentenced to the custody of the facility by the Courts or in a pre-sentence status when a sentence of local incarceration is anticipated.
  • NERCC is a working correctional farm.
  • A vast majority of the offender population is minimum security and as such will work on the farm or supporting facility operations such as food services, laundry and janitorial.  Medium security offenders are housed securely in a 24 bed podular direct supervision unit.  Offender programs and services include education, vocational training, chemical dependency treatment, mental health treatment, individual counseling and sex offender treatment.


  • From Duluth: North on Hwy 53 to Munger Shaw Road; Take Right off Hwy 53-Left on Munger Shaw Road; Continue to Abrahamson Road.
  • From Range: South on Hwy 53 to Munger Shaw Road, Take Left off Hwy 53 and Left on Munger Shaw Road; Continue to Abrahamson Road.
  • From Cloquet: Hwy 33 to Hwy 2; Take Right on Hwy 2; Continue on Hwy 2 which will turn into Hwy 194; Continue on Hwy 194 to Canosia Road; Take Left on Canosia Road; Continue to Industrial Road; Take Right on Industrial Road; Continue to Munger Shaw Road; Take Left on Munger Shaw Road; Continue to Abrahamson Road.


  • Visiting Hours are 12:45 to 3:45 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesdays.
  • Visitors must be on the resident’s approved visiting list. It is the resident’s responsibility to inform you when his list has been approved.
  • Visitors must have approved photo identification.
  • Visitors who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors who bring in contraband will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and denied further visits.
  • Rules of appropriate conduct apply to visitors as well as residents.
  • Visitors must be appropriately dressed for visiting.
  • Other rules posted at visiting location.

Description of services:

  • Services include education, vocational training, treatment, recreation, and medical services.
  • NERCC employs educational staff who work with residents over age 21.The staff evaluate the needs of the residents, develop a learner’s plan with each resident, and help them to achieve those goals.  Areas of study include basic skills, GED preparation, computer skills, college or technical college preparation, and high school credits if appropriate.
  • The vocational work opportunities through the campus provide instruction in cooking, baking, meat cutting, mechanics, horticulture, and building maintenance. If an offender wants to pursue formal training in those areas, the vocational counselor will provide assistance.
  • A risk assessment is completed on all felons who will serve more than 90 days at NERCC and who will be entering Cognitive Self Change programming.
  • The recreation program is developed, monitored, and facilitated by a facility staff, and provides for the physical and recreational needs of NERCC residents.  Activities are designed to promote sportsmanship and cooperation while stimulating and teaching new and positive recreational skills.
  • On site medical staff provides health care management for all NERCC offenders. Each offender receives a physical evaluation within one week of intake and a case plan is established, which addresses existing and new problems. Common needs include medication management, mental health supervision, and the need for education. Every offender has daily access to medical services as needed. The nurses collaborate daily with offenders, staff, and other care providers to ensure quality offender care. A weekly Doctor Clinic is held as well as on site through contracted medical services.
  • NERCC is a 3,200 acre working correctional farm, producing crops for consumption and raising animals for meat processing.Appropriately classified offenders are assigned to farm work crews and work daily to plant, care for, and cultivate crops.Vegetables and produce grown on the NERCC farm are used in food preparation within the institution.  Hay crops are cultivated and available for sale to the public.  Pigs, chickens, and turkeys are raised by the offenders and are processed at NERCC’s on-grounds meat processing facility.  The meat is utilized by NERCC food services staff to feed the offender population.  NERCC’s meat processing facility, in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, provides training and a meat processing certificate to enable offenders to become employed in meat processing within the community upon release.  Meat processing services are available to the public throughout the year.                      





Kathy Lionberger
Division Director
(218) 729-8673

Directions to NERCC

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