Services - Corrections (Jail)

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Sheriff and the Sherburne County Jail staff shall receive and safely keep therein all persons lawfully committed thereto and not release any person from jail unless discharged by due course of law.  It is the responsibility of the Sheriff and the jail staff, in a cost effective manner, to provide the public of Sherburne County the highest degree of security by detaining and caring for persons legally detained due to arrest and/or court commitment.

The Sherburne County Jail is a major regional facility with housing for 667 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 20 years are left, with the U.S. Marshal's Office and Immigrations Custom Enforcement (ICE) to house pre-trial detainees. Sherburne County also detains sentenced inmates for the Department of Corrections


Visiting Hours

  • Monday through Saturday
    • 8:30-11:30am
    • 2:30-4:15pm
  • Wednesday evening
    • 6:00-7:45pm

Video Visitation doors will be secured 15 minutes prior to ending.

Learn more about inmate visitation, sending in books and inmate mail.

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Professional Visits

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:

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Wednesdays only
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • 9:30pm - 8:00am

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Inmate Accounts

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.

  • DEPOSITS
    Money may be deposited into the account of in-custody inmates. There are four ways to deposit money on behalf of an inmate:
    1. Online
      Visit ACCESScorrections.com (www.inmatedeposits.com) to create an account and deposit money on behalf of an inmate. There is a fee for online deposits. Deposits are credited to the inmate's account within minutes.
    2. Telephone
      Call Access Corrections at 1-866-345-1884 to create an account and deposit money on behalf of an inmate. There is a fee for telephone deposits. Deposits are credited to the inmate's account within minutes.
    3. In Person at Lobby or Video Visitation Kiosks
      Deposits are accepted at kiosks located in the Jail Lobby or Video Visitation. The kiosk is provided for cash and credit card deposits only. There is a fee for deposits made on the kiosks.
    Please contact Access Corrections at 1-866-345-1884 for any issues with the above deposits.

    1. United States Postal Service
      Deposits are accepted via United States Postal Service. Funds must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order. The cashier's check or Money Order must be in United States Currency and made payable to the inmate.

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Inmate Phone & Email Provider

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.

For more information related to inmate calling services, please contact Securus at 1-800-844-6591 or visit their website.

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Jail Fees

  • Pay For Stay/Sentenced Medicals
    Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 641.12, subdivision 3 allows the County to charge a fee to an offender convicted of a crime for room, board, clothing, medical, dental and other correctional services. The Sherburne County Jail charges $35 per day for Pay for Stay. Medical service incurred by offender convicted of a crime will be charged back those fees.
  • Adult Work Crew fees
    Individuals sentenced to the Adult Work Crew shall pay a fee.

The following are options to pay for these services:

  • In-Person: cash, check or credit card during normal business hours
  • Mail: Mail your check or money order to the Sherburne County Jail
  • Online:

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Jail Features

The total inmate population for 2013 was 5,371: 4,439 were male and 932 were female. The total number of days confined were 170,679. Average daily population was 422.

Some noticeable features of the jail and its functions:


Sherburne County Jail Sherburne County Jail Sherburne County Jail
Housing Units

Recreation Area Video Visitation Master Control
from left: Recreation Area, Video Visitation and Master Control

  • Jail Security: The jail security system was updated in 2009 adding cameras and renovating master control. The security system is an integrated computer system that integrates all doors, cameras, intercoms, phones and utilities within the jail. It is monitored 24 hours a day by jail staff.
  • Correctional Emergency Response Team: Trained in special weapons and tactics to handle minor and major disturbances.
Members of the Correctional Emergency Response Team Members of the Correctional Emergency Response Team Members of the Correctional Emergency Response Team
Members of the Correctional Emergency Response Team

    Eric Fahland and Meeko
    Eric Fahland and Meeko
  • Medical Unit: The Sherburne County Jail contracts with MEnD medical to meet the inmate medical needs.
  • K-9 Team: The jail has a K-9 Officer and narcotics detection dog.
  • Licensed Corrections Officers: These are licensed Peace Officers who are trained to work in the jail and provide security to inmates outside the secure facility.
  • Classification Team: consisting of one Sgt. and three Corrections Officers used to classify the inmate population and to identify threat groups inside the jail.
  • Training Department: consisting of 1 training Sgt and 12 FTO's.

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Victim Services

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.

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Employment

Sherburne County Jail Employment

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.

Employment Information PDF

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Sherburne County Corrections - Prison Rape Elimination Act

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.

This office has 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 (28 CFR 115.11).

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

Inmate on inmate complaints*Staff on inmate complaints*
Sexual
Abuse
Sexual
Harassment
Sexual
Abuse
Sexual
Harassment
Unfounded Allegations 0 0 0 0
Unsubstantiated Allegation 2 3 0 3
Substantiated Allegation 3 0 0 0
*as reported in 2014

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Sheriff (Jail) Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Sheriff
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location

Phone: 763-765-3800
800-433-5245

sheriff@co.sherburne.mn.us