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Aitkin County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 28, 2019
Address
217 2nd St NW, Aitkin, MN 56431
Beds
89
County
Aitkin
Phone
218-927-7456
Fax
218-927-6887
Email
hamilton@co.aitkin.mn.us

Aitkin County Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Reliance Telephone System, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Aitkin County Jail

Aitkin County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 218-927-7456

The Aitkin County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 217 2nd St NW Aitkin, MN which is operated locally by the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Aitkin County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Aitkin Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Aitkin County Jail is an 89-bed facility housing men and women. 14 Corrections Officers provide a safe and humane detention facility for persons lawfully placed in our care. The facility holds people waiting for trial and people convicted of a crime who are sentenced. The jail in its current configuration opened in 2002 as a remodel of the 1984 jail. The jail has both linear cellblocks and direction supervision type units.

The court will assign you a date and time to report to jail. We can only take you on the date and time assigned by the court, you may not report earlier. Reporting late or not reporting will result in further sanctions by the court. If you drive yourself in, park your car in the county parking lot on the south side of 1st St NW near the silver garage.

On your report day, bring as little personal property as you can, most personal property will not be allowed in the jail. You and any property are subject to search at any time while you are in jail. The jail is not responsible for any property lost while you are staying in the jail. All property left at the jail 30 days after a release or transfer to another facility will be treated as donated to the jail or destroyed.

Things you may bring:

  1. Prescription medications in their original bottle with the pharmacy script on the bottle.
  2. Any other medical device required by a documented medical condition. Call ahead to notify the jail.
  3. Medical insurance card.
  4. Reading, prescription glasses, contact lens maintenance products and extra lenses.
  5. A watch.
  6. Extra clothing if you expect to go out on the STS crew or work release.
  7. Money for purchasing toiletries and other commissary items.
  8. Wedding ring.

Information to give to friends and family:

The jail does not accept phone calls for offenders. The jail does have a telephone system for making collect calls or calls by calling card. Cards are available for purchase in $10 increments.
There is a messaging line for offenders at 218-927-2513. Use of this system requires creating a pin account after arrival in the jail. We encourage using the first 3 or 4 letters of your last name.
We accept mail at the following address:

Inmate's Name
c/o Aitkin County Jail
217 2nd St NW Rm 185
Aitkin, MN 56431

Money should not be sent through the mail, we accept money orders and cashier checks only.

Sentenced to Serve and Work Release Offenders:

STS and Work Release are a jail privilege. You will be held inside the jail for a minimum of 3 days to observe your behavior. All fees must be paid in advance to work on the STS crew or go out on Work Release.

Pay to Stay:

The jail charges $20.00 a day to stay in the jail. A bill will be provided to you within a week of your out date. The bill will explain methods of payment. Work Release offenders may have to pay their bills in advance

Sentenced to Serve:

The jail provides a 'Sentenced-to-Serve' (STS) program, allowing offenders to shorten sentences or reduce fines through community service. They provide service to many charity programs, schools, and community functions through a variety of job assignments from yard work to construction and more.

Huber law (Work release) program:

The Huber law allows non-violent sentenced offenders to remain employed while serving their sentence in jail. An offender is released to go to work and immediately returns to jail at the end of the workday. Offenders wishing to be placed on the Huber program must have it included in their sentence and have employment within 60 miles of the facility. To apply for the program, contact Karla White before you report to jail.

Telephone service:

The jail does have a telephone system for making collect calls or calls by calling card. Cards are available for purchase in $10 increments. Outside calling cards do not work. Reliance Telephone is our service provider, an account can be set up at the following number, 800-896-3201.

The jail does not accept incoming phone calls for offenders. There is a messaging line for offenders at 218-927-2513. Use of this system requires creating a pin account after arrival in the jail. We encourage using the first 3 or 4 letters of the offender's last name. All telephone calls are recorded.

Mail service:

We accept mail at the following address:

Name
c/o Aitkin County Jail
217 2nd St NW Room 185
Aitkin, MN 56431

Offenders are limited in the items they may have. Avoid sending large quantities of material, excess and prohibited property will be stored until the offender's release.

Money should be sent through the mail; we accept money orders and cashier checks only.

Property allowed to be dropped at the jail:

  • Clothing for STS or Work Release.
  • Medications in their original prescription bottle with script clearly visible on the bottle.
  • Glasses and contact lens supplies.
  • Legal papers and bills requiring immediate action.

All property left at the jail 30 days after a release or transfer to another facility will be treated as donated to the jail or destroyed.

Inmate Locator

Aitkin County Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Minnesota. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Aitkin County Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 218-927-7456.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Aitkin County Jail - MN

In person visiting:

The jail has three opportunities to visit weekly:
Sundays 1:00pm to 4:00pm (last appointment 3:30pm)
Tuesdays 6:00pm to 9:00pm (last appointment 8:30pm)
Thursdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm (last appointment 3:30pm)

Visits are scheduled in 25-minute blocks. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. The appointments can be scheduled at 218-927-7444, Monday through Friday during regular business hours ONLY. A visitor must appear on an offender’s visitor list, contact them if you are not on their list. Visitors are subject to an ID check at check-in and may be searched at any time during the visit.

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