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JAIL FENCE***COVID 19 UPDATE***
Due to the Emergency Order set forth by Governor Tim Walz there will not be video visitation offered in our lobby.  You can access video visitation during the normal visiting hours at www.inmatecanteen.com.  Turkey Corrections is currently offering a discounted rate due to the COVID 19.

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 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

VISITING 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 or phone 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 9:00 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 30 minute video visitations

· Extended visitation hours for the Department of Corrections inmates is temporarily cancelled because of the COVID virus.

All adult visitors (18 years and older) must register with a valid email address and ID number.  Any person on probation must inform their probation officer of any visits.

ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ESCORTED BY THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

MONEY DROP OFF:

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 www.inmatecanteen.com.

PAY FOR STAY:

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.

HUBER QUESTIONS:

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:

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.

INMATE RELEASE TIMES:

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.

ATTORNEY/PROBATION APPOINTMENTS:
**All professional visits are currently suspended due the the COVID19 virus situation**

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.

JAIL ADDRESS FOR WRITING TO AN INMATE:

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.


WHAT TO BRING WHEN REPORTING TO JAIL TO DO TIME:

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

Public Fingerprinting is available daily for a $10.00 per Individual charge between the hours of 9:00 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 fingerprinting is done on Fridays after 4:30 p.m. 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. 

TELEPHONE INFORMATION

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 www.securustech.net or www.inmatecanteen.com.  Inmates may also purchase phone cards through the canteen.

 

 




 

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