Beltrami County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 24, 2023
626 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

Beltrami Co 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 Beltrami County Jail

You can support your loved ones at Beltrami Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 218-333-4189.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Beltrami County Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Beltrami Co Jail is a detention center located at 626 Minnesota Ave NW Bemidji, MN which is operated locally by the Beltrami 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. Beltrami County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Bemidji Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Minnesota here.

The Beltrami County Jail, as are all jails in Minnesota, is licensed by the state and regulated by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The facility is governed by and adheres to state statutes and rules promulgated by the Department of Corrections. The facility is inspected annually to gauge compliance in the areas of; staffing, population density, training, classification, fiscal issues, reporting, policy and procedure, and others.

The Beltrami County Jail is a podular, remote supervision facility that also has a minimum-security direct supervision unit. The facility houses both sentenced and pretrial adult male and female offenders. The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) approved capacity for the jail is 140 inmates. The DOC operational capacity for the jail is 126 inmates.

The original construction of the jail was completed in 1989, with the facility being occupied in July of that year. The initial planned capacity of 68 inmates was increased by adding 13 more available beds during construction. In 2001, the County Board, with the consent of the D. O. C., authorized the addition of 25 beds through double-bunking, bringing the capacity to 106, of these, 12 were designated as “female beds”. In addition, there were 6 temporary holding cells created for orientation and classification of new inmates.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Minnesota. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Beltrami County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

Beltrami County Jail - Visitation

The public can visit to set up an account to visit off-site through video visitation or send e-mails.

Any individual who abuses the privilege of being able to video conference with family members or loved ones will immediately lose their right to visit over the Turnkey Corrections visitation system. Such abuse can be defined as but is not limited to, improper or malicious use of equipment, any nudity or excessive profanity, failure to respect the requests of an admin monitor, false information, and any illegal activity.


(from the jail lobby or off-site)


7:30 - 11:30 AM

2:00 - 5:00 PM

7:00 - 10:00 PM

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