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Facility Information

The McLeod County Jail is a local jail facility located in Glencoe, a city in McLeod County, Minnesota.   It is a typical small local jail facility, with 54 beds and licensed as a class III jail governed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, and approved for confining both presentenced prisoners and sentenced prisoners.  The McLeod County Jail holds pre-trial detainees, inmates who have been sentenced to serve their time at the jail (referred to as straight time inmates), work release, and sentence to service offenders.  The jail houses both male and female adults.

The McLeod jail opened in 1982.  It is located in the Law Enforcement Addition, along with the Sheriff’s Office and 911 Dispatch Center.  It had an improvement in 2017, which led to an increase in beds from 35 to 54, a video visitation area, more office space for the jail and for the sheriff’s office, and a larger intake area.

The Jail Administrator is responsible for supervising jail operations.  The jail is staffed by the jail programmer, four sergeants, and eleven correction staff members.  Food service and health care are provided through private contractors.  The correctional officers at the jail are responsible for safety and security in the jail facility.

The McLeod County Jail offers some programming for inmates.  This programming includes GED programming, chemical abuse counseling, religious guidance, library services, other educational opportunities, and some recreational activities.

The McLeod County Jail also offers services for deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates.  The jail strives to provide full access to services for these inmates by providing auxiliary aids and services so that inmates can communicate with people inside and outside of the jail, including sign language, video remote interpreting, texting, oral interpreters, and hard-of-hearing inmates.  No inmate who attempts to exercise his or her right to services and programs while in custody will face any type of retaliation.

McLeod County Jail Addresses

Physical Address

McLeod County Jail is located at:

801 East 10th Street
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336

Mailing Address

The mailing address for non-inmate mail is:

McLeod County Jail
801 East 10th Street
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336

Inmate Mailing Address

The mailing address inmate mail is:

Inmate’s Full Name, CDC#
McLeod County Jail
801 10th St E
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336

Mail is delivered at the McLeod County Jail on weekdays, Monday through Friday, but not on holidays.  All incoming non-legal inmate mail is opened and inspected by jail staff before it is delivered.  Legal mail is opened, but is not opened until in the presence of the addressee.

The jail will not forward inmate mail, whether the inmate has been transferred to another facility or has been released from custody.  Instead, any mail that is delivered to an inmate who is no longer in custody at the McLeod County Jail is returned to sender.  Therefore, it is critical that all inmate mail have a return address on it.

McLeod County Jail accepts a variety of different type of mail service, including the United States Postal Service, and private delivery services such as UPS, Fed Ex, DHL, and similar parcel services.  The jail will not accept dropped off messages from private individuals and will not deliver hand-delivered or phone messages.

There are limitations on inmate mail.  Inmate mail cannot include any Polaroid pictures or letters with glue or glitter.  If mail contains stickers, the stickers will be removed.  Pictures that contain nudity or any type of sexual innuendo are not acceptable.  Unacceptable items will be returned to sender.

Inmates can receive funds by mail.  Inmates can get cash, which differentiates the McLeod County Jail from many other jail facilities.  Any cash that inmates receive will be credited to the inmate’s accounts.  In addition, inmates can get money orders.  Money orders must be made payable to the McLeod County Jail for the account of the inmate’s name.  Money orders will be credited to an inmate’s account.

In addition, you should observe general rules for inmate mail.  Inmate mail should not contain any objectionable material, including disturbing and offensive content, especially content that poses a danger to any person inside or outside of the jail.  Mail that could incite violence, is gang-related, is related to criminal activity, or could be used to plan a jail escape or incite a riot is prohibited.

In addition to regular mail, inmates at the McLeod County Jail can receive email and text (SMS) messages.  Emails are $.25 per email for inmates to send or receive.  SMS/text messages are $.13 per message to send or receive, but are limited to up to 160 characters.  You can set up email service through or using the Turnkey Corrections app for mobile devices.

Phone Number

The McLeod County Jail’s main phone number is 320-864-5191.  Their fax number is 320-864-1842. 

McLeod County Jail Roster

The McLeod County Jail has a custody list that serves as its inmate roster.  This list is a complete list of all inmates currently in custody at the jail.  The overview provides a detailed listing for each inmate.  This listing includes: a booking photo/mugshot; the inmate’s full name; the inmate’s sex, the inmate’s age, the booking number; the intake date; the charges against the inmate; whether bond or bail has been set for each charge; the amount of the bond set; the conditions of any bond set; and whether any bond has been received.

Jail Bookings / Recent Arrests

The McLeod County Jail has an alphabetical custody list that is not searchable by intake date.  However, the jail population is relatively small and intake dates are included in the information available on the custody list, so you can use the custody list to find inmates who have been recently booked or arrested.


The McLeod County Jail has inmate mugshots/ inmate booking photos on its custody list.  In addition to mugshots, the list provides basic identifying information about the inmate include the inmate’s name and age, sex, charges, and bail/bond information.

Jail Visitation

Inmates at McLeod County Jail are permitted visitors.  Visiting hours for onsite visitation are Sunday 12pm to 3pm; Tuesday 12pm to 3pm; and Thursday 12pm to 3pm.  McLeod County Jail also offers video visitation.  Video visitation is offered through the canteen vendor Inmate Canteen at  Video visitation hours are: Monday 7am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; Tuesday 7am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; Wednesday 7am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; Thursday 7am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; Friday 7am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; Saturday 7am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; and Sunday 7am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm.

The only type of visitation available at the McLeod County Jail is video visitation.  There are two types of visits: online through or onsite in the lower level of the new jail entry.  Onsite visitors have to check in with the visiting area monitor before having a visit.

All visitors, whether remote or onsite, must check in at  To register with them, you must provide your address, name, relationship to the inmate, and the nature of your visit/business.  All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, with the exception of an inmate’s children.  Visitors may be required to show photo identification when visiting at the jail.

Inmates have to complete a visitor list if they want to be able to receive visitors.  This list needs to include the visitor’s full name, address, relationship, and the ages of any children under the age of 18.  Only visitors who are on the list and who have been approved by the staff at the McLeod County Jail are permitted to visit.  You can call and inquire about whether an inmate has a visitor list, but privacy laws prohibit the jail from telling a caller who is on the visitor list.

Inmates cannot receive minor visitors unless the visitors are the inmate’s children.  Children includes adopted, foster, guardian, and step children, as well as biological children.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult on the visiting list in order to visit.  If you bring children to visitation, you must be prepared to supervise them.  If you leave children unsupervised in the lobby area, you will immediately be asked to leave visitation.

  • Each visit it limited to twenty minutes per visitor.
  • Visitors who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to visit. 
  • The McLeod County Jail does not publish a dress code, but does require visitors to be properly clothed while visiting. 
  • Visitors cannot wear low-cut or revealing clothing.
  • No purses or extra clothing (coats, etc.) can be taken into the visitation room, but must left in the visitor waiting area.
  • No food, drinks, or alcohol, except for bottles for infants and toddlers, in the visitation area.
  • The staff can refuse to allow a visit to happen if they have reasonable grounds to believe allowing the visit would endanger jail security.  Visitation is a privilege, not a right.  Inmates in disciplinary lock-down are not allowed visitation privileges. 
  • Not all people will be approved for visit.  No one who has been incarcerated in the McLeod County Jail in the last six months will be permitted to visit. 

Inmate Phone Privileges

As with most correctional facilities, the inmates at the McLeod County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls and the jail will not deliver messages to inmates.  Inmates can place outgoing phone calls.

Securus Technologies provides the phone service for McLeod County Jail.  Inmates are permitted to make local, long-distance, and even international calls to land lines and cell phones.  Friends and family members can purchase phone cards and set up a phone account for an inmate at

If you are having problems receiving inmate phone calls or have any billing questions, you can visit or call Correctional Billing Services at 800-844-6591.  You can also contact them if you do not want to receive phone calls from inmates.

All calls, except privileged calls (attorney calls) are recorded and may be monitored.

When an inmate is released, he or she will be refunded any excess canteen or phone fees, minus booking fees, indigent supplies, and past debts.

Inmate Trust Accounts / Commissary

All inmates have a trust account set up at the time of booking.  You can make deposits into inmate trust accounts in three ways: by mail, in person, or online.  To send money by mail, send cash or a money order to the McLeod County Jail’s mailing address via U.S. mail.  Make any money orders payable to “The McLeod County Jail for the account of inmate’s name.”  To deposit funds in person, visit the sheriff’s office lobby kiosk during normal business hours.  To make deposits online visit

Inmates can also receive some personal property at the jail.  You can drop off new and used books at the jail lobby.  These books will be given to the inmate after being searched, but they become property of the jail when the inmate is released.  Inmates are not permitted newspapers or magazines.

Inmates can receive some property while in jail. This includes one set of clothing, suitable for court, for an inmate’s jury trial appearance.  This outfit must be pre-approved by the duty sergeant prior to drop-off.  Sentence to Service (STS) inmates can have clothing items brought in; they may have up to three changes of clothing.  All clothing should be marked with the inmate’s name.  In addition, STS workers can get weather-appropriate clothing.  You can also drop off medical devices and medications for inmates.  All drop-offs should be at the jail lobby service window.

Inmates may choose to release their property to a person outside of the jail, but must request to do so in writing.  Inmates must have at least one full set of clothing at the jail at all times, unless the inmates are prison commits.  EBT cards can only be released to the person registered on the card.  The person picking up inmate property must provide a valid government-issued photo id that includes a date of birth.

Bail Information

The McLeod County Jail has detailed bail information available.  To find out information on bail or bonds on McLeod County Warrants, you contact Court Administration of the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch.  For out-of-county warrants, the Sheriff’s Office can help you with bond information, but after-hours you must contact the warrant’s originating agency unless the person is in custody in the jail.

Bail and bonds are accepted by the Court Administration Building Monday-Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm, except for legal holidays.  After hours, on weekends, or on holiday you pay bail at dispatch.   Bail for McLeod County inmates who have out of county warrants can only be posted at the Sheriff’s Office or in the agency where the warrant originated.  Otherwise, you can post bail at either the Sheriff’s Office or the Court Administration.   You can only post bail during office hours at the Court Administration.  You can pay bail in cash, but it must be the full and exact amount.  You can also pay bond, but the bond agent must be an approved bonding agent that is licensed in Minnesota.

While many people use the terms bail and bond interchangeably, they are not the same thing.  Bail refers to cash paid either by the defendant or on his or her behalf.  Bonds are documents issued by bonding companies, which serve as a guarantee that a defendant will appear.  Failure to appear can result in the bail being forfeited or the bonding company having to pay the amount of the bail.  Bail is fully refundable, but if you use a bonding company the bonding company will charge a fee, usually 10% of the bail, and that fee is non-refundable.  Bail is only refunded if a defendant appears for all court-ordered appearances and otherwise complies with the terms of bail/bond.

You can find court information for the McLeod County District Court at its website, which is located at


McLeod County Jail is a county level jail that services McLeod County Minnesota.  It is a very small facility, with a maximum capacity of 54 people.  It offers a variety of jail programs and has an inmate roster that lets you find who is in jail.  To contact the McLeod County Jail, you can call them at 320-864-5191.

McLeod County Jail Data & Statistics:

Total Confined 27
Full-Time Prison Employees 27
*statistical information was retrieved from latest available copy of prison data provided by census bureau

Year Built or Opened: 1982 Warden or Supervisor: Jail Administrator Kate Jones Daily Inmate Count: 29 Total Capacity: 54 Security Level(s): minimum - medium

Inmate Name
801 East 10th Street 2nd Floor
Glencoe, MN 55336

Phone Number(s): 320-864-5191
Fax Number: 320-864-6473
Email Address: [email protected]

801 East 10th Street 2nd Floor
Glencoe, MN 55336

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