Minnesota Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: August 10, 2021
Department Name
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
Phone Number

Types of Correctional Facilities in Minnesota

Are you looking for an inmate in the Minnesota Department of Corrections? Look no further. You have come the right place to help you do an inmate search or lookup other information. If you’re looking for an inmate in the federal prison system, you should be able to find them without a problem.

Those looking for an inmate in a county jail or a city jail, you will need to look on those individual websites. Follow along as you search for an imnate and learn your options for communicating with them.

How to Use the Offender Locator

If you’d like to use the inmate search, you’re in the right spot. This prison search helps you to locate a prisoner in no time. The adults in the system that have been put in a Minnesot state prison will be in this search. There is also a search engine for those who are fugitives, but not listed in the system. Use this tool to lookup an inmate in the system.

To search for an offender in the MDOC, you will need the name or the MNDOC offender ID. You can use one or the other to help you find an offender in the system.

How to Contact an Offender

Do you want to contact an offender in the system? You have a few options. It’s important for an inmate to have a support system, while they’re in prison. You can help support them by writing mail, calling them, or even sending an email. Here are your options when it comes to contacing an offender.

  • Send an email: You’re able to send an email to a MDOC inmate. Before you can send an email, you do need toknow the offender’s ID. You will need to open up a JPAY account.
  • Send money to an inmate: If you have a desire to send money to an inmate, you can do so. Keep in mind that inmates are provided with everything they need, but they can purchase extras.
  • Send a letter: While you can send a letter to an inmate, be advised that there are a lot of different rules for sending letters. You will need to take a closer look at this information on the MDOC website.

How to Visit with an Inmate

Those of you who are wanting to visit with an inmate can do so through visitation. Visitation can promote a healthy relationship between prisoners and family/friends. Visiting with an inmate can help an offender when it’s time to get out of prison as well.

Keep in mind that there is no visitation available during a state recognized holiday. Also, each facility has it’s own visitation schedule. Victims of an offender are prohibited from visiting an inmate.

Doing a proper prison search can help you find an inmate. The inmate locator available can help you visit or communicate with the offender.

While the search tools are free online, keep in mind that it does cost money to send an email or make a phone call to an inmate. If you plan on visiting, make sure you follow all the rules!

Correctional Facilities in Minnesota

There are 218 jails and prisons in state Minnesota

Meeker County Jail & Detention

326 North Ramsey, Litchfield, MN, 55355

320-693-5417, 320-693-5415

Aitkin County Jail

217 Second Street Northwest, Aitkin, MN, 56431


Ramsey County Adult Detention Center

425 Grove Street, St. Paul, MN, 55101

651-266-1400, 651-266-9350

Otter Tail County Detention Center

416 South Mill Street, Fergus Falls, MN, 56537


Wabasha County Jail

625 Jefferson Avenue, Wabasha, MN, 55981


Itasca County Jail Annex

440 1st Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MN, 55744


Renville County Jail

105 S. 5th St., Suite 210, Olivia, MN, 56277

320-523-3600, 320-523-1161

Todd County Jail & Detention Center

115 3rd Street South, Long Prairie, MN, 56347


Morrison County Jail

213 SE 1st Avenue PO Box 312, Little Falls, MN, 56345

320-632-2673, 320-632-0197

Duluth Federal Prison Camp



Kanabec County Jail

18 North Vine Street Suite 143, Mora, MN, 55051


Stearns County Jail

807 Courthouse SquarePO Box 217, St. Cloud, MN, 56302

320-259-3760, 320-656-6506

FCI Sandstone

2300 COUNTY RD 29 SANDSTONE, MN, 55072


Swift County Jail

Law Enforcement Center, Suite 4 301 14th Street N, Benson, MN, 56215


Koochiching County Jail

715 4th Street, International Falls, MN, 56649


Saint Louis County Jail

100 N Fifth Ave W Rm 103Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 726-2360

Zumbrota City Jail

50 West Second Street, Zumbrota, MN, 55992


Woodbury City Jail

2100 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN, 55125


Winona City Jail

201 West 3rd Street, Winona, MN, 55987


Winnebago City Jail

140 Main Street South, Winnebago, MN, 56098