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  Carlton County Jail


The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office operates a full-service jail to serve and protect the community by providing for the care, custody and control of inmates. Incarceration will be safe, secure, humane and healthy for staff and inmates. All this is accomplished by meeting Constitutional Mandates and National, State and Locally recognized laws, standards and requirements.

The Jail Division provides staff with standard operating procedures and inmate rules and regulations which define individual responsibilities for which all are held accountable.

In addition to providing basic jail services, an environment has been created which is conducive to rehabilitation for those inmates desiring positive change. It is our philosophy not to punish beyond a safe confinement.

We promise our public that we are committed to a cost-effective and efficient operation.



No one desires to be “locked up” but Society and the Courts have dictated that we keep certain individuals in our custody and control The law holds us responsible for them. The person may be a family member or a friend. You may have questions about their care and as to what services are available to them in jail.

Whether they are serving a sentence imposed by the court or locked up in pretrial detention, they are required to comply with all of the rules designed to maintain security, a standard of cleanliness, and discipline within the jail. They will be treated with fairness and respect, and in turn, are expected to do the same.

The following then, is information designed to alert you of what to expect during incarceration and to eliminate confusion about jail procedures and services.


Visiting hours are from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for male inmates and from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm for female inmates on Tuesdays and Saturday, in addition to the holidays of Christmas Day, New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Easter.
Occasionally, inmates will be placed on special status and will have a different schedule than above. Efforts will be made to communicate that to visitors.

Visitation Policies:

1- In order to provide visitation for all, visits are limited to 30 minutes for each inmate, limited to TWO people.

2– NO ONE under the age of 18 will be allowed in the jail unless accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

3- Official visitors ( lawyers, clergy, doctors, police officials, etc.) are permitted to visit an inmate during any reasonable time of the day, excluding meal times and sleeping hours.

4- Visitors may be asked for picture identification.

5- The only articles that can be brought to the jail by family/friends are : money and one set of clean clothes. All personal property will remain in their locker, not in their cell.

6- No materials can be exchanged during visitation ( ie, letters, notes, etc.) Letters must be mailed through the US Post Office incoming and outgoing. Property can be released by the inmate if desired and they are signed for by someone with a photo ID.

7- No weapons, no cell phones, no food, no drink in the visiting room.

8- Visiting room will be monitored. Visiting phone calls will be monitored and recorded.


Cash bail may be posted at this facility at any time. We do not accept personal checks. PLEASE NOTE—during business hours, please submit your money to the Court Administrator’s Office at the courthouse next door.

Bail may be posted through the services of a bonds person of your choice. Listings of bonds persons are in the phone books.


Inmates will be permitted to correspond with family, friends, officials and other significant community contacts with minimal interference, consistent with the legitimate security needs of the jail and consistent with established legal rights of the inmates.

Correspondence Policies:

1- Inmates are allowed to write letters; however, they must have sufficient money to purchase stamped envelopes. If there is no money in their account, a few free stamped envelopes will be offered weekly.

2- Only letters, cards, and packages which have been postmarked and delivered by the Post Office in the usual manner can be accepted by the jail for the inmates.

3- Cash, money orders or cashiers checks will be received and placed in the inmate’s account for canteen or release. You may electronically deposit money onto an inmate’s account through

4- Any items of a personal nature will be placed in the inmate’s locker for possession upon release. They are not allowed any personal items in their cell blocks.

5- Mail is inspected for contraband, physical and written. There should be no stickers on the envelope or they will not be allowed. No offensive/gang graffiti, offensive/gang symbols, or offensive/gang words on mail, including envelope and actual letters).

6– Our mailing address is:

Inmate’s name
Carlton County Jail
PO Box 530
Carlton, MN 55718


The jail will permit inmates access to the telephone to maintain essential community and legal contacts.

Telephone Policies:

1- Immediately following booking, inmates are permitted one free phone call.

2- If you wish to set up a phone account to receive collect calls from an inmate, or if you want to leave a message for an inmate, please contact Evercom/Securus at 800-844-6591 or

3- In an emergency situation however, the Correctional Officer will take the name and phone number and allow a return call.

4- The phones within the cells are designed to make collect calls only. The receiving party must accept the call before the handset will let the inmate talk.

5- Inmates are advised that improper use of the phone such as making threats, obscene, etc. may result in loss of phone privileges and criminal prosecution. Civilians may request to have their phone numbers blocked.

In conclusion, we hope this brochure answered any questions you may have had concerning the policies and procedures of the Carlton County Jail.

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