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Jail Information


The Mission of the Carlton County Jail


The mission of the Carlton County Jail is to provide safe, secure, and lawful confinement to all individuals incarcerated in the jail.  Order will be maintained through effective management, a clean facility, and justice based programs that are administered in a cost-effective manner to provide the highest degree of public safety for Carlton County citizens.

Carlton County Jail Roster


 The jail roster is updated every hour.  Individuals may be in the jail intake and 
not listed on the roster until they have been assigned a booking number.




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


Visiting hours are from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for male inmates and from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm for female inmates on Tuesday and Saturday, in addition to the Holidays of Christmas Day, New Year’s 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, a total of TWO people per inmate.
  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, police officials, etc.) are permitted to visit an inmate during any reasonable time of the day, excluding meal time and sleeping hours. No visitors between the hours of 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
  4. Visitors MUST have picture identification.
  5. The only articles that can be brought to the jail by family or friends are: money and one set of clean clothes. All personal property will remain in their property bin, not in their cell.
  6. No materials can be exchanged during visitation (letters, notes, etc.) Letters must be mailed through the US Post Office incoming and outgoing mail. Property can be released by the inmate if desired. The inmate has to submit a property release from by 3:00 pm. The property can be picked up between 4:00 – 6:00 pm by someone with a photo ID.
  7. No weapons, cell phones, food, drink, or any other recording devices are allowed in the visiting room.  If caught, that visitor will no longer be eligible to visit.
  8. Visiting room will be monitored. Visiting phone calls will be monitored and recorded. 

Bail/Bond Procedures


Cash bail may be posted at this facility at any time. We do not accept personal checks or credit cards. PLEASE NOTE – during business hours, please submit your money to the Court Administrator’s Office at the courthouse next door. This only applies if an inmate has already been heard in court.

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 Polices:

  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 post cards 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 inmates.
  3. Cash, money orders, or cashier’s checks will be received and placed in the inmates’ account for canteen or release. You may electronically deposit money onto an inmate’s account through  You can only electronically deposit $200.00, every 15 days onto an inmate’s account.
  4. Do not mail personal property to an inmate. Any items of a personal nature will be placed in the inmate’s property bin until release. They are not allowed any personal items in their cell block.
  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 or symbols on the mail, including the envelope. For more information, click on Inmate Mail Information.
  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. In an emergency situation, the Correctional Officer will take the name and phone number and allow a return call.
  3. The phones within the cells are designed to call a “service center” through Reliance. Inmates can leave a message with the service center to call family and friends. The service center will reach out to you and ask you to set up an account with Reliance.
  4. Inmates are advised that improper use of the phone such as making threats, obscene language, etc. may result in loss of phone privileges and criminal prosecution. Civilians may request to have their phone numbers blocked.
  5. Family and friends can call Reliance at 1-800-896-3201 to set up an account or to make payments. You can also make payments or purchase online phone cards at   Inmates are also able to purchase phone cards on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  6. Family and friends can also call 218-384-4947 to leave a voice message for inmates.  
  7. Carlton County Jail also offers inmate texting. See Inmate handbook for more information. 



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