The Sherburne County Jail is a major regional facility with housing for 697 individuals. The majority of bed space is rented to the federal government and generates significant revenue used to reduce the overall cost of law enforcement to the county and its residents. Sherburne County has a 30 year contract, of which 12 years are left, with the U.S. Marshal's Office and Immigrations Custom Enforcement (ICE). Sherburne County also detains sentenced inmates for the Department of Corrections
Inmates will visit with friends and family from a video visitation terminal (example to the right) in their housing unit. Friends and family will visit from a similar visitation terminal in the public visitation room located in the administration lobby of the Sheriff's office. These visits are referred to as onsite or public visitations. The new system will allow visitors to still come to the jail for visitation and it will now also allow friends and family to conduct a remote or at-home visit from home using smartphone/tablet or a computer with webcam and high speed internet connection.
Professional visits are allowed throughout the day outside of Lockdown times. You must provide professional identification and state ID for verification. No contraband is allowed, there will be lockers available for you to use outside the secure jail. You will be required to clear the metal detector before entrance.
The facility may be in Lockdown for any number of reasons throughout the day and without notice.
Regular Lockdown hours are:
When an inmate is booked into the Sherburne County Jail an inmate account is created. The account holds money brought in on their person and allows inmates to purchase additional items via the commissary. Commissary purchases are items that are not provided to inmates, such as candy, pop snacks, haircuts and stamps.
Account information is only available to the inmate. Upon release or transfer to another facility, the inmate's account is closed and the inmate is issued a check or debit card.
Mail containing money orders, personal checks or corporate checks will be returned to sender or placed in the inmate's property.
How Inmate Calling Works
Sherburne County Jail contracts with Securus Technologies to provide inmate phone services. To start being able to receive phone calls from an inmate please call Securus at 1-800-844-6591 or visit SecurusTech.net
Inmates are allowed outgoing calls only.
Books must be sent to the Sherburne County Jail from Amazon.com. They must be soft cover and new. We will not accept any used or hard cover books. Pornographic material or literature will not be accepted.
All correspondence and paperwork that requires an inmates signature must be delivered through the U.S. mail. All mail coming into the Sherburne County Jail will be processed through the U.S. Postal Service and will be delivered to the housing units. Inmate mail will be checked for contraband and then delivered to the inmate the following day.
Examples of contraband that are not allowed are:
Mail addressed to an inmate who has been transferred or released will be returned to sender. Incoming certified or registered mail for inmates will be processed as other mail and will be signed for by jail staff. All incoming mail should be addressed as follows:
Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692
The following are options to pay for these services:
The total inmate population for 2016 was 5,762: 4,767 were male and 995 were female. The total number of days confined were 211,755.73. Average daily population was 578.57.
Some noticeable features of the jail and its functions:
The Minnesota State Victim Notification Service (VINE) is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive notification when their offender's custody status changes. The VINE Toll Free Number is 1-877-664-8463.
The Jail employs over 170 people, including Corrections Officers, Master Control Operators, Jail Programmers, Administrative staff, Jail Investigators, Jail Sergeants, Jail Program Coordinators, Jail Captains, Jail Administrators, and a Jail Commander.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the act was to "provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape." (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003). In addition to creating a mandate for significant research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and through the National Institute of Justice, funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections supported major efforts in many state correctional, juvenile detention, community corrections, and jail systems.
The act also created the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and charged it with developing draft standards for the elimination of prison rape. Those standards were published in June 2009, and were turned over to the Department of Justice for review and passage as a final rule. That final rule became effective August 20, 2012.
In 2010, the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded the National PREA Resource Center to continue to provide federally funded training and technical assistance to states and localities, as well as to serve as a single-stop resource for leading research and tools for all those in the field working to come into compliance with the federal standards.
The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office has a zero tolerance with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in this facility and will take appropriate affirmative measures to protect all inmates from sexual abuse and harassment and to promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office will investigate any criminal allegation (28 CFR 115.11, 115.22).
If someone from the public wishes to file a report, they are encouraged to call Jail administration at 1-800-433-5245 or the CMSAL at 1-800-237-5090
2016 PREA Annual review
On Jan 6th, 2017 Commander Pat Carr, Jail Administrator Brian Frank, PREA Coordinator Assistant Jail Administrator Dave Isais and Sgt Chris Hansen reviewed all PREA incidents for Year 2016. No problem areas were identified. Below you will find the allegations and findings for 2015 compared to the allegations and findings for 2016.
|Inmate on inmate complaints||Staff on inmate complaints|
|as Reported in 2015||Sexual|
|as Reported in 2016||Sexual|
January 2016 PREA Audit
January 2016, the Sherburne County Jail was audited by the Department of Justice for compliance with PREA Standards. A site visit January 26, 27 and 28 from the auditor and final report mid-February reflected full compliance with 38 standards met, and 5 standards exceeded.