Wabasha County Jail, MN Inmate Roster

Updated on: July 15, 2021
Wabasha 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

Wabasha County Jail Basic Information

Facility Name
Wabasha County Jail
Facility Type
County Jail
625 Jefferson Avenue, Wabasha, MN, 55981
Postal Code
Wabasha County
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Wabasha County Sheriff's Office

Rodney L. Bartsh
848 17th Street East, Wabasha, Minnesota, 55981

Wabasha County Jail is located at 848 17th Street E in Suite 2 in Wabasha, MN 55981. Little information is provided about the size of the jail, but their website does focus more on rehab and work release. The jail is intended for holding while waiting for a trial and generally doesn’t hold people for more than a year. Wabasha County jail is located in a fairly low crime county with a violent crime rate of 43, well below the national average of 100. The Sheriff’s office patrols 550 square miles, some of which is water from local lakes. Wabasha County Jail is a member of VINE for victim communication and allows rehab through work release as well. The jail has a relatively small population of often under 15 who are either recently arrested or are awaiting trial. The county jail also works with probation to keep people out of jail and in the community under supervision. The Wabasha County Jail Administrator is Brenda Balow and can be contacted via phone at 651-560-1004.

Visiting Wabasha County Jail

Being separated from a loved one who is held at Wabasha County Jail can be very difficult, especially with family. Wabasha County Jail understands and offers visiting hours and a reasonable process for visiting a current inmate. Visitors are required to complete a visitor’s contract. This contracts details what you are and are not allowed to do, including not allowing bringing a cell phone or communications device into the jail or wearing provocative clothing. Visits are also monitored on video and through audio. The jail does require visitors to bring a State ID, visa, passport, or driver’s license for every visit.

People who are permitted to visit include people who are 18 and older who have not been in county jail custody themselves within the last three months or people who previously violated prison visitation policies. Children may come in with an adult.

The duration of a visit is more dependent upon jail traffic. Visits are meant to be 20 minutes long but another 20 minute session can be offered if no other visitors are waiting. A total of 3 visitors per day are allowed for inmates.

Visiting hours vary throughout the day and are generally 10:00am to noon, 3:00pm to 5:00pm and with the exception of Tuesday and Friday, 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Sending Mail:

Wabasha County Jail asks that when you send mail to the jail, you include the inmate name then the address is 848 17th St East Suit #2, Wabasha, MN 55981. All mail going in and out will be inspected by the facility workers before being provided to inmates, with the exception of legal material mailed from an attorney. Inmates are not allowed to receive business correspondence or household bills either, and they will be returned to sender. Packages will not be given. Only letters, photographs, and money orders are allowed.


Citizens can send money to Wabasha County inmates for canteen items by using the kiosk in the lobby, by postal mail with cashier’s checks and money orders, and through Jail ATM. The canteen itself carries a small number of items including extra personal hygiene items and snacks. Money is not provided directly to inmates but can be debited from the canteen by books and electronic means.

Wabasha County Jail Roster

Wabasha County makes its jail roster available on its website. The website doesn’t offer a search, but the jail itself doesn’t have many inmates, making the downloadable PDF fairly useful for a handful of inmates presently at the jail. The PDF provides mugshots of each individual, a list of charges, the arresting agency, and their bail amount. Projected release date has a column but no data.

Wabasha County Probation

When inmates leave the Wabasha County jail, they may find themselves on probation. Probation means they are to be supervised via meetings with probation officers to ensure compliance with Court ordered conditions, including getting treatment with issues like chemical abuse and ensures former inmates are going to work and treating others well while out and about.

Wabasha County Sheriff Department

Rodney Bartsch has been in law enforcement since 1987 and has been working with the Wabasha County Sheriff Department ever since. He has been reelected for his fifth consecutive four-year term by voters. He says that his goal is to stand up for people who are having a hard time and get them help, because otherwise, they may have no voice in their own treatment. The Sheriff’s Office in Wabasha County is singular and provides info for all local regulations and record-keeping, meaning they enforce street traffic laws and water traffic.

Their website also offers forms and details for boat and water licensing as well as gun permits for people wishing to carry firearms in public. Fill these forms out and follow instructions for submission.

Work Release

Some inmates at Wabasha County Jail are granted work release, meaning that they are allowed to work outside the prison on any variety of civil service or otherwise projects. Inmates are allowed to bring additional clothing items with them as the projects are often outdoors.


Part of rehabilitation for longer-term inmates is the offering of mental health programs. Through the generosity of volunteers, Wabasha County Jail is able to offer assistance to inmates dealing with a variety of issues ranging from communications and job skills to personal finance issues and anger management. Subjects like bible studies and child care are offered too.

The volunteers themselves must pass a background check and have their credentials and expertise verified. They must fill out a background packet and a contract as well as submitting to have their fingerprint recorded.

The purpose of these programs is to rehabilitate individuals who may have ended up in jail due to personal decisions and actions that could be changed, like anger or substance abuse problems.

VINE for Victims

VINE, or the victim identification network, is a system that allows the victims of an inmate’s offenses to be informed if the inmate is released. VINE sends info by phone, text, and email. Part of the purpose is to ensure that victims of crimes at least know when offenders are released from prison, as restraining orders and other legal orders don’t necessarily provide the info. Some offenses are minor to the law, but may involve strained relationships that need info that the police themselves don’t release.

Phone Cards

Phone cards can be used on phones whenever inmates are not in lockdown status, or for good behavior. Wabasha County prefers Reliance phone cards which can be bought here. Phone calls to lawyers are free and conversations with lawyers or legal reps are not recorded while conversations with anyone else are recorded. Family and friends can also leave messages for inmates at 507-328-0809. Texting is also possible with Reliance at a rate of .09 per text.

Wabasha County Prison Statistics

Wabasha County Prison Admissions

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Native Prison Admissions -
Total Prison Admissions 18
Other Prison Admissions -
White Prison Admissions 18
Latino Prison Admissions -
Black Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions -

Wabasha County Prison Population

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Female Prison Population -
Total Prison Population 19

Wabasha County Prison Population By Race

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Latino Prison Population -
White Prison Population 19
Other Prison Population -
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Native Prison Population -

Wabasha County Jail Admissions By Race

Native Jail Population -
Asian Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 4
Black Jail Population 2
White Jail Population 17

Wabasha County Jail Admissions

Female Jail Population 3
Total Jail Admissions 669
Total Jail Population 30
Male Jail Population 24

Wabasha County Pretrial Jail Population

Female Pretrial Jail Population -
Male Pretrial Jail Population -
Pretrial Jail Population 22

Wabasha County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 3
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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