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 11 years are left, with the U.S. Marshal's Office and Immigration 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 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 on-site or public visitations (see hours). 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 a smartphone / tablet or a computer with webcam and high speed internet connection.