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Facility Information

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, is responsible for housing all persons charged with and/or convicted of crimes of all levels in Goodhue County, as well as boarding detainees for other jurisdictions for various reasons.  It is a both a pre-trial and a post-conviction facility.  Pre-trial detainees include those who have been accused of a crime and are incarcerated pending trial, either because they are unable to pay bail or because they have not been granted bail for their charges. Post-conviction inmates fall into several categories.  The first category of post-conviction inmate is the inmate who has been convicted of a crime, but is awaiting sentencing.  The second category of post-conviction inmate is sentenced and awaiting transfer to another facility.  The third category of post-conviction inmate is the inmate who has been sentenced to a term of less than a year and is serving that term in the local jail facility.  Finally, the jail may hold inmates who are serving their sentences at other facilities, but have been transferred to the county jail for various reasons, such as a court appearance.

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center is a smaller local jail facility, with capacity to hold up to 170 inmates.  It holds both male and female adult inmates; juveniles are transported to specialized facilities and are not detained in the Adult Detention Center, even if they are initially presented to the center for processing and transport.

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center was built to be a state-of-the-art direct supervision facility.  It has six housing units.  Each housing unit is composed of a number of cells, divided into two levels.  The units have common dayrooms for meals and socializing, as well as outdoor day areas so that inmates can get outside exercise and fresh air.  The facility is computerized and has a modern surveillance system, which means that there are no bars in the facility. The doors operated electronically and have an emergency key override system.

The detention center is 121,000 square feet.  Normal cells are 70 square feet and have two beds; handicap accessible cells are 110 square feet and have one bed.  While the total capacity of the facility is 170 inmates, the operating capacity is capped at 153 inmates to allow for movement.  There are 26 high security cells in the facility, as well as 6 handicap accessible cells.  Any unused cells can be used for boarding detainees from other jurisdictions, though the Goodhue County Adult Detention Facility strives to stay at or below the 153 inmate official operating capacity.  Between ½ and ¾ of the inmates at any single time are boarding inmates.  These inmates can come from anywhere, but are most frequently from Dakota, Winona, Wabasha, Houston, Dodge, Mower, Fillmore, Freeborn, Rice, and Waseca counties.  The jail will accept boards from any in-state facility, as long as they have capacity.  The default rate for boarding inmates is $60 per day, though different agencies may negotiate different amounts.

Goodhue County Adult Detention Center Addresses

Physical Address

Goodhue County Adult Detention Center

430 W. 6th Street

Red Wing, MN 55066

Mailing Address

Goodhue County Adult Detention Center

430 W. 6th Street

Red Wing, MN 55066

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name

Goodhue County Adult Detention Center

430 W. 6th Street

Red Wing, MN 55066

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center allows inmates to receive mail and to send mail.  You can send mail to the inmate.  You can even mail funds to an inmate.  Inmates cannot use personal checks to deposit money to their trust accounts.  You must send money orders, certified bank or teller checks, and cash.

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center also does not accept pre-stamped return envelopes, stamps, photo copies, or any type of computer print-outs.

Inmate mail is subject to search unless it is legal mail or mail that is otherwise considered privilege.  Mail is not only searched for contraband, but also for content that might violate jail rules.  Inmate mail should not include anything that could be disruptive to the jail’s environment.  Examples of disruptive mail include: obscene material, pornographic material, violent material, racist material, escape plans, details about other inmates or jail staff, weapons, material that could be used as weapons, alcohol, or drugs.

Inmates may also be able to receive books, magazines, and newspapers while incarcerated.  These items cannot be sent by individuals.  Instead, they must be sent directly from the publisher for newspapers and magazines or by authorized third-party bookstores.  Inmates are not permitted to receive all types of magazines, books, or newspapers.  If they contain prohibited content, then they cannot be sent to inmates.

Phone Numbers

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center’s phone number is: 651-267-2804.  Its fax number is 651-267-2728.

Goodhue County Jail Roster

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center has an inmate roster.  This roster provides an alphabetical list of inmates incarcerated in the facility.  The information on the on the website includes: the inmate’s name, a booking photo/ mugshot, bail (if available), the arresting agency, the charges against them, the status of the charges, and the projected release date (if available). 

In addition to the inmate roster, inmates at the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center are also part of the Minnesota State Victim Notification Service (VINE).  VINE is a service where victims of crime can use the telephone or an Internet search for information regarding an offender’s status.  In addition, people can sign up to receive telephone and/or e-mail notifications when an offender’s custody status changes.  The Goodhue County Sheriff oversees the VINE notification process.  The VINE toll-free number is 1-877-664-8463.  You can also register online. 

Inmate Bookings / Recent Arrests

 The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center’s inmate roster does not function the same as a recent arrest record of booking record.  The inmates are not listed in order of when they were booked into the facility or when they were arrested.  Instead, they are listed in alphabetical order.  In addition, the inmate profiles do not have booking dates or arrest dates.  However, you could check the list to see if someone is detained in the facility as of a certain date.

In addition, Goodhue County has a warrant list, which provides the names of individuals who are wanted in Goodhue County.  The entries on the list include the first and last name of the person wanted, the date the warrant was issued, and the reason for the warrant.  The warrant list does not contain mugshots.


Because all of the inmates in the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center have booking photos/mugshots in their profiles in its inmate roster, it functions very similarly to a mugshot or booking photo database.


The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center has visitation three days a week.  Visiting hours are Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm; Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm; and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. 

Visitors must provide picture identification in order to visit.  Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license or official state identification card.

Visitors must be 18 years of age or older, unless they are the children of the person being visited.  Minor visitors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The entrance to the visitation area is on the second floor lobby of the Law Enforcement Center.  It is handicap accessible and you may use an elevator to access the visitation area.  

Visitation is a privilege, not a right.  An inmate’s ability to get visitors may be impacted by the inmate’s behavior.  Inmates in administrative segregation may not be able to receive visitors.

Visitor behavior can also impact the right to visit.  Visitors who are disruptive to the facility will not be permitted to visit.  Disruptive visitors include those who use profanity, are loud, are threatening, are abusive, or are otherwise putting inmates, the staff, or other visitors in danger.

Visitors should not bring any unnecessary items into the jail for visitation.  Handbags, electronics, including cellphones, food, and beverages should be left in the car.

Visitors to the jail should dress respectfully.  While the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center does not have an official dress code, visitors who are dressed in a distracting, disrespectful, or profane manner may be unable to visit.  Generally, the following items should be avoided: see-through clothing, mesh clothing, cleavage-revealing clothing, mini-skirts, short-skirts, tank-tops, midriff tops, and clothing with profane or violent messages.  In addition, visitors should wear appropriate undergarments.

Visitors should also not bring contraband to the jail. Contraband includes any item that is not authorized for the jail.  Common types of contraband include alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, weapons, escape plans, and profane or obscene material.

In addition, the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center allows visitors to use video visitation to visit inmates from home.  The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center uses Securus Tech to provide remote visitation services.  To sign up for remote visitation, you can sign up for remote visitation on their website, at

Inmate Phone Privileges

As with almost all local jail facilities, the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center does not allow inmates to receive incoming phone calls.  Instead, detainees have access to a phone system and are permitted to make outgoing phone calls to family and friends.  Family and friends must agree to accept charges for these calls.  You may need to arrange to allow your phone to receive collect phone calls, because some phone systems prohibit collect calls.

While inmates are not permitted to receive incoming phone calls, the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center may allow jail staff to inform inmates if they have received information about a genuine emergency.  Therefore, if you have a genuine emergency, you can call the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center, explain the emergency to the duty officer, and request that they inform the inmate about the emergency.  Be prepared to be able to provide verification of the emergency. 

You can also purchase phone time for inmates by using the Express Account system.  Express Account is the service provider for the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center.  You can make deposits into an inmate’s Express Account system in three ways: by phone at 1-866-422-6833; online at; or at the customer service kiosk in the lobby of the Adult Detention Center. 

Inmate Trust Accounts / Commissary

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center uses the commissary or canteen service to allow inmates to purchase those items that are not provided by the jail.  These items include snack foods, personal hygiene items, recreational items, and clothing.  Inmates can make these purchased by using money in their inmate trust accounts.

You can deposit money into inmate trust accounts through the Express Account system.  Express Account is the service provider for the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center.  It operates in the jail, but there are actually three ways to make deposits into the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center inmate trust accounts: by phone at 1-866-422-6833; online at; or at the customer service kiosk in the lobby of the Adult Detention Center.

Purchases through the commissary system also help improve living conditions for all inmates. While some programs are staffed by Goodhue County employees, most of the programs and services offered through the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center are self-supporting and funded through revenues collected from commissary vending services, phone call commissions, and pre-paid phone calls. 

Bail Information

You can find out the amount of bail by looking at the inmate roster to see if bail has been set for an inmate’s charges, and the amount of that bail.  Bail must be paid for all charges in order to secure an inmate’s release.

There are two ways to pay bail in Goodhue County.  The main way is to pay the full amount of a cash bond.  If you do this, then the full amount of the bond is refundable as long as a defendant appears at trial and otherwise complies with the conditions of release.  If you are unable or unwilling to pay the entire amount of cash bond, then you can use the services of a surety to pay the bond.  A surety, otherwise known as a bail bondsman, is a professional that promises the court the full amount of the bond if the defendant fails to appear, but does not actually put up money to the court.  In exchange for this promise, the surety charges a non-refundable fee, which is usually around 10% of the bond amount.  The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center cannot recommend the services of a particular bail bondsman, but you can find them online or in the Yellow Pages.


Although it is a local jail facility, the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, strives to provide a significant amount of programming and services to inmates.  The goal is to help encourage lifestyle changes that will reduce recidivism and encourage inmates to behave in a pro-social manner.  These programs are largely staffed by inmates and are completely funded by revenues from programs like the jail commissary and jail phone call programs.

Before becoming eligible for jail programming, inmates first need to be classified and then assessed.  Once an inmate has been assessed, he or she will receive information about the various types of programs and services that are available to help meet his or her needs.  Not all inmates will be deemed eligible for all available programs.  However, programs include: GED preparation, GED testing, basic computer skills, creative writing, adult basic education, pre-release programming, library services, exercise/fitness programs and education, board games, card games, religious services, anger management, conflict resolution, domestic violence programming, life skills education, cognitive skills, Alcoholics Anonymous, chemical dependency counseling, parenting classes, and job skills training.

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center is located at 430 W. 6th Street, in Red Wing, MN 55066.  The physical address is also the mailing address, both for regular mail and inmate mail.  Please see the inmate mail page for rules about incoming and outgoing inmate mail. The main number for the facility is 651-267-2804.  You can contact that number if you have any additional questions about the operation of the Goodhue County Adult Detention Facility.



Goodhue County Jail Data & Statistics:

Total Confined 88
Full-Time Prison Employees 49
Part-Time Prison Employees 1
*statistical information was retrieved from latest available copy of prison data provided by census bureau

Warden or Supervisor: Administrator Captain Brian Coleman Daily Inmate Count: 88 Total Capacity: 170 Security Level(s): medium

430 West 6th Street
Red Wing, MN 55066

Phone Number(s): 651-267-2804 651-267-2825
Email Address: [email protected]

430 West 6th Street
Red Wing, MN 55066