Swift County Jail, MN Inmate Roster

Updated on: July 9, 2021
Swift County Jail

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Swift County Jail Basic Information

Facility Name
Swift County Jail
Facility Type
County Jail
Law Enforcement Center, Suite 4 301 14th Street N, Benson, MN, 56215
Postal Code
Swift County
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Swift County Sheriffs Office / Swift County Jail

John Holtz
301 14th Street North, Benson, Minnesota, 56215

Benson, Minnesota, is where you will find the county jail. This county jail is known as the Swift County Jail. The Swift County Jail has been in constant operation for a few decades now.

The facility is where people who have been arrested will ultimately end up. When people come through these doors, they will go through the admission process. The admission process will include having their mugshot taken, fingerprints taken and stripped of their clothes. They will be given a set of uniforms in which they will wear until they are released.

The Swift County Jail typically houses residents in Minnesota but can accommodate anyone picked up by a law enforcement agency in the county.

When a judge finally sentences individuals, they can spend up to 24 months in this county correctional facility. If they are sentenced to more than 24 months, they will get transferred to a state facility. This process can take a few days to a week to happen.

Please know that there are also people in the facility that aren’t sentenced. These people are people who just got to the facility or people who could not post bond.

Sheriff, John Holtz

Sheriff of the Swift County is John Holtz. Holtz has been sheriff of Swift County for many, many years. Many of the residents who call Swift County home loves Mr. Holtz.

Mr. Holtz is not like any other sheriff. He makes sure all of the tax money he gets is used as best as it can for the county. He always wants to improve and provide you with the best possible services.

Holtz also knows there is a reasonably large drug problem in some parts of Swift County. He knows that even if he decided to have one deputy solely work on this drug problem, it would never fully resolve itself. He knows the only way this will resolve itself is by your help. You are the ones in the community every day; it is up to you to tip off the law enforcement officers with leads on drugs. This will help fight the problem in full force.

Holtz appreciates his community and wishes to continue to serve you for many years to come.


Visitation hours as of lately are all over the place. To be completely transparent with you, there are months at a time that visitation is not allowed.

Since we are in a pandemic still, visitation has been halted. The Swift County Jail wishes you could safely visit the inmates, but they do not want to change it. They are responsible for the health and safety of all the inmates in their care. They do not want you to get sick, and they do not want their inmates or their staff working for them to get sick.

However, as of late, they are now starting to offer remote video visitation. This will allow you to visit with an inmate from the comfort of your own home. You will need to have a webcam, computer, and microphone to visit an inmate successfully.

For more information, you’ll need to get in contact with the facility. This is a new form of visitation that the Swift County Jail is now offering for you to stay still close to your loved one.

Mailing Address

Did you know that you are permitted to write to a prisoner in the Swift County Jail? Yes! You can send your handwritten letters. You will need to send your handwritten notes to the physical address. There is no particular place to send them like other facilities.

When writing your envelope, ensure that you also put your return address on it as well. This will allow the facility to know who is sending this correspondence, and if they need to send it back, they can.

Please only send letters. Do not send anything else to this address. Please only send your letters through USPS. This is the only courier that will be accepted.

Money Deposit

The only real method that the Swift County Jail will take money is in the form of a money order. You can get money orders from grocery stores, check cashing stores, Western Union, MoneyGram, your bank, etc.

Please do not send cash, cashier’s checks, or personal checks.

You should take the money order down to the Swift County Jail. You may enter the lobby. When entering the hall, you will talk to an officer. This officer will be able to help you deposit such a money order.

Before going to the correctional center, you should have your money order filled out completely. If you are unsure of the information you need on the money order, give the facility a ring. You MUST fill it out correctly for it to properly be put on the inmate’s money account.

Please only drop the money order off. Do not mail the money orders.

Telephone Use

Yes, inmates will get the chance to use the telephone. When an inmate is going through their process to be admitted into the Swift County Jail, they will receive a free phone call.

After that, they will have to wait until they are entirely in the facility. There will no longer be free phone calls. All phone calls are collect. The Swift County Jail does not pay for these phone calls. The inmates have to pay for these phone calls. If an inmate does not have money, they will not be permitted to use the telephones.

There will be telephones within the common areas. Inmates are allowed to roam around the common areas during the daytime hours. The only time inmates are not allowed in the common areas is at night and when a count is in progress.

Who’s in Custody?

It can be hard to find information on an inmate who got brought in to the Swift County Jail. The Swift County Jail decided it was time to put their inmate list online only three years ago. This is a new concept to many county facilities as they’ve been used to having it offline for so many decades.

You can view this inmate list here. Please remember this list is updated throughout the day and may not always show the most current information. Of course, per usual, if you have any questions, give the correctional facility a ring.

Swift County Prison Statistics

Swift County Prison Admissions

Asian Prison Admissions -
Native Prison Admissions -
Total Prison Admissions 17
Other Prison Admissions 3
White Prison Admissions 14
Latino Prison Admissions -
Black Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions -

Swift County Prison Population

Male Prison Population 14
Female Prison Population -
Total Prison Population 14

Swift County Prison Population By Race

Asian Prison Population -
Latino Prison Population -
White Prison Population 13
Other Prison Population 1
Black Prison Population -
Native Prison Population -

Swift County Jail Admissions By Race

Native Jail Population -
Asian Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population -
Black Jail Population -
White Jail Population 10

Swift County Jail Admissions

Female Jail Population 4
Total Jail Admissions 11
Total Jail Population 5
Male Jail Population 6

Swift County Pretrial Jail Population

Female Pretrial Jail Population -
Male Pretrial Jail Population 1
Pretrial Jail Population 3

Swift County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 1
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE -

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