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3100 Railroad Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

701.328.6390 · Phone
701.328.6651 · Fax

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About Corrections: Our Missions


Our Mission is to enhance public safety, to reduce the risk of future criminal behavior by holding adult and juvenile individuals accountable, and to provide opportunities for change.

Facility Mission Statement

Provide a safe environment to learn and practice skills necessary to be successful in the community.

Behavioral Health Services

Provide effective behavioral health services in an environment that fosters respect, growth, and opportunity for change while assisting with community integration and reducing recidivism.


The mission of the Division of Parole and Probation is to improve public safety by providing effective correctional interventions for people on supervision so that they can be law abiding.

Transitional Planning Services

Transitional Planning is a team collaboration whose mission is to effectively plan, monitor and advance department's efforts to reduce individuals’ risk of recidivism as they transition throughout our correctional system in order to ensure public safety and preserve the rights of victims.

Youth Correctional Center

To provide professional, team-oriented juvenile correctional services to troubled adolescents within a safe and secure environment.

Juvenile and Community Services

The Division of Juvenile Services will protect the public and provide services for at risk youth and families in the least restrictive and most appropriate environment.

Rough Rider Industries

Rough Rider Industries employs people to produce quality goods and services in a self-sustaining manner, making their time of incarceration productive, while preparing individuals to successfully reintegrate into society.

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