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-In Custody List

Inmate Information: ext 3600 
Administration: ext 3670
Programs & Appointments: ext 3616, 3665, or 3633 
Medical:  ext 3673

Public Fingerprinting

The Kandiyohi County Jail has opened up our fingerprinting services by appointment only.  

Tuesdays = 8 am – 10 am, 2 pm – 4 pm, 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Wednesdays = 8 am – 10 am, 2 PM – 4 pm

Thursdays = 2 pm – 4 pm

Click here to schedule an appointment
Be sure to include your cell phone number to receive important information regarding your appointment!
There is a $10 fee, you must bring cash only (correct amount as we do not have change).

Due to the Safety concerns regarding COVID 19, anyone entering should attempt to follow all the guidelines set forth for on-site visits:

  • Do not enter if you have a fever, cough, or are feeling ill
  • Maintain 6 feet distancing
  • There will be no loitering.  You must wait in your car until you are called in.
  • Wear facial masks if possible (will not be provided)
  • Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary contact
  • Please use the restrooms to thoroughly wash your hands prior to entry

Kandiyohi County Jail Mission Statement

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office will be responsive to
all residents by serving and protecting the public.
Mission first, people always while striving for excellence.

The Kandiyohi County Jail provides for the safe, secure, and humane detention of offenders in Kandiyohi County.

To fulfill this responsibility, the Kandiyohi County Jail shall follow the standards established by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota State Statutes, and the United States Constitution.

We are committed to the following principles

 Staff is our greatest resource and we will provide training to accomplish a safe, secure, and humane environment.

All persons are held accountable for their behavior. The preservation of basic human rights and the dignity of the public, staff, and inmates.

An atmosphere that encourages positive behavior and the integration of responsible individuals who are returning to our community.

The Kandiyohi County Jail is an integral part of the criminal justice system. We strive to cooperate with other agencies, promote mutual respect, and welcome community involvement. We are a credit to our profession and a source of pride to our county.

**In Regards to the COVID19 Virus, The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Kandiyohi County Jail are working to ensure the safety of our staff, the safety of those in the facilities, and the ongoing delivery of essential services including food, water, and health services

We are following protocols such as: 

• Educating staff and inmates about appropriate personal hygiene and sanitation of the facility and inmate cells. 

•  Developing contingencies if staffing levels are affected. 

•  A plan in place for daily screening of staff before work.

• Understanding security needs if COVID-19 impacts our jail.

•  Identifying alternate housing locations if inmates need to be isolated.

•  Identifying vulnerable inmates for prevention considerations. 

•  Keeping medical and cleaning supplies stocked.

•  Quarantine all incoming mail and packages for 72 hours


The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has video visitation for inmate visits. Family or friends can go to INMATECANTEEN.COM, once they are registered they can request to visit. (An email address and ID number will be required) They can visit from home for .39 .25 per minute, for up to 30 minutes, every 8 hours. They must have a computer with a camera. Or, they can come into the lobby and sign in at one of the stations and visit for free for 30 minutes. Visitors only pay for the number of minutes used (not necessarily the full 30 minutes). 

The hours for our Video Visitation are as follows:

· Video Visitation will be held daily (Monday – Sunday) including weekends and holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., with the exception of the following times daily: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  No Visits on Friday after 4:30 p.m. in the lobby.

· Each inmate will be allowed a total of 30 minutes of video visitation every 8 hours.
· Extended visitation hours for the Department of Corrections inmates and ICE Detainees are currently CLOSED due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

Visitors (18 years and older) must register with a valid email address and mobile number.  Any person on probation must get approval from their probation officer before any visits.

ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ESCORTED BY THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. All visitors for one visit must be from the same household.

Due to the Safety concerns regarding COVID 19, anyone entering should attempt to follow all the guidelines set forth for on-site visits:

  • Do not enter if you have a fever, cough, or are feeling ill
  • Maintain 6 feet distancing
  • There will be no loitering.  You must wait in your car if there is not a booth open.
  • Wear facial masks if possible (will not be provided)
  • Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary contact
  • Please use the restrooms to thoroughly wash your hands prior to entry



To drop off money for an inmate, please come to the entrance of the Kandiyohi County Jail and follow into the building. There is a money Kiosk that accepts bills only, no coins can be accepted. This money will be applied to the Inmates account immediately. Money can also be placed on accounts online at Do not use the "Communications Account" if you want the money to go directly to the inmate.


Pay for Stay is a fee that is charged for any “time” that an inmate does in jail once they are SENTENCED. When an inmate returns to the jail to begin their jail time, they will sign a form acknowledging that they understand that there will be a fee or $20.00 per day for every day that they are in jail. There is an option of paying at the end of their jail time at a 20% discount if it is paid in full within seven days of release. After the seven day grace period, it is then turned over to a collection agency.


Currently not offered due to COVID19. Offenders that are given the privilege of Huber- Work Release MUST meet with Program Staff prior to starting their jail time. Any inmate that does not report prior to beginning their sentence will be held in until employment and paperwork are verified and completed. You may contact Program Staff at 320-214-6700 X3616 or x3665, Monday through Friday.


Bail may be posted by coming to the front lobby of the jail. Request to speak with the Sergeant on duty, as they will then begin the process of paperwork. Bail must be in the form of cash or money order (no personal checks or credit cards will be accepted). You may also utilize a Bail Bondsman if that is an option of the court order. Bail bonds are located in the telephone book in the yellow pages under Bail Bonds.


Sentenced inmates are released at 9:00 am on his/her outdate. They can be picked up in the front lobby of the jail anytime after 9:00 am. Please note that they may not get out right at that time. Please be patient with our release process.


Professional visits are requested by contacting the Program Staff and requesting to meet with an inmate. All visits will be non-contact unless otherwise approved. By setting up an appointment we can assist you better with a fast and efficient meeting with your client. To contact Program Staff, please call 320-214-6700 x3616, x3665, or x3693. We will work with you on a time to come in to visit your client but we request that you understand that we have necessary lockdowns for formal counts for inmates.


To write to an inmate or send money (money order or cashier's check only)

Follow the example below:

John Doe (Inmate’s name)
2201 23rd ST NE Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201

NOTE: All inmate mail is screened daily with the exception of legal mail.


We request that you bring as little with you as possible. Body piercing jewelry, earrings, rings, keys, etc. would be better kept at home. If you take any prescription medications we ask that you bring it in a prescription bottle. If you are coming in for Huber or Community Service work while you are in jail, we ask that you follow the informational sheet that is given to you at the time of meeting with Program Staff.


Public Fingerprinting is by appointment only for a $10.00 charge per Individual. The agency requesting the Fingerprints will supply fingerprint cards.  Please bring a valid ID, and $10 cash, as checks are not accepted.  We do not have change so bring the correct amount. 


We do not accept phone calls for inmates. Only emergency messages will be relayed. To set up pre-payment for telephone calls, you can call Securus Tech at 1-800-844-6591 , or you can purchase pre-paid phone cards online at or  Inmates may also purchase phone cards through the canteen.