Chisago County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 12, 2023
15230 Per Rd, Center City, MN 55012

Chisago 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

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You can support your loved ones at Chisago Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 651-257-2931.

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 Chisago County Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Chisago Co Jail is a detention center located at 15230 Per Rd Center City, MN which is operated locally by the Chisago 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. Chisago County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Center City 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 Jail is a remote podular design facility that houses persons charged or convicted of crimes of all levels within the County and is committed to maintaining a professional and well trained correctional staff, who uphold the standards established by the United States Constitution, Minnesota State Statutes, and the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC). The responsibilities of inmate care and officer safety are tremendous. Correctional officers are responsible for facility security by overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to serve time in jail. Correctional officers are a critical component in the safe and efficient operation of the jail and must maintain security and inmate accountability to prevent disturbances, assaults, and escapes. The health, safety, and well being of inmates is maintained through providing nutritional meals, adequate medical care, and an opportunity to partake in various programs.

Banking Service - The Chisago County Jail maintains an account for every inmate, which may be used to purchase items from the commissary, co-pays for medical services, and other incurred expenses.

Child Drug Testing - Any parent or guardian of a minor child, who is a resident of Chisago County, may pick up a drug testing urine kit at the Chisago County Jail at no charge. Bring proof you are a county resident, such as a driver's license, and you will be provided with a kit and instructions.

Commissary Service - The Chisago County Jail operates a commissary service, which allows inmates to purchase basic need items such as personal hygiene items, writing accessories, over the counter healthcare items, and food products.

Educational Service - The Chisago County Jail offers many different educational programs that include self-help topics through the volunteer program.

Food Service - The Chisago County Jail provides inmates with three well-balanced meals per day.

Healthcare Service - The Chisago County Jail provides access to medical staff that includes a public health nurse, doctor, and mental health professionals. All correctional officers are CPR certified.

Huber / Work Release - Huber / Work Release is a privilege that allows an inmate to go to work while they are incarcerated; this allows them to maintain their jobs, but they must report back to the jail immediately after their work hours. The judge must grant Huber and then the jail will verify the employment and determine whether all requirements are met. The fact that Huber has been granted does not guarantee that you will be allowed out to work as they must meet program requirements.

Mail Service - The Chisago County Jail processes all incoming and outgoing mail correspondence; this mail is scanned and inspected to detect criminal activity and court order compliance. Send letters, photos, postcards and greeting cards, and magazines.

Phone Service - The Chisago County Jail provides, through an outside vendor, phone service for inmates, which includes the sale of online phone cards and complete tracking and recording of all calls made with the exception of attorney calls. Get the lowest phone rates here.

Sentence to Service - Sentence to Service (STS) is a jail alternative program, in partnership with the State of Minnesota, for low-risk offenders, designed to repay the community for harm incurred by an offender. STS avoids costly incarceration and provides work projects that are of benefit to the citizens of Chisago County by improving the condition of its resources and improves competency levels for inmates through the completion of meaningful work experiences. By participating in STS, inmates are able to indirectly make amends for their actions by contributing to work projects that add significant value to organizations and communities throughout the county. Under the direction of STS crew leaders, work projects are completed for the public, non-profit, and government agencies. Examples of work projects include trail and prairie restoration for state and county agencies, recycling for county buildings, natural disaster relief, painting, and/or general clean-up.

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 Chisago 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

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 651-257-2931 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.