Clay County MN Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 10, 2024
800 9th Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560

Clay 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 seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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 Clay County MN Jail

You can support your loved ones at Clay Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 218-299-5163.

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

The Clay Co Jail is a detention center located at 800 9th Ave N Moorhead, MN which is operated locally by the Clay 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. Clay County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Moorhead 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 Clay County Correctional Facility spans 75,900 square feet, accommodating up to 220 beds and employing a comprehensive Classification System designed to house minimum, medium, and maximum security male and female inmates. Within its confines, the facility features an 18-bed Behavioral Mental Health Unit, devoted to delivering specialized mental health treatment to individuals grappling with criminal and behavioral health issues.

Operational adherence to Minnesota Administrative 2911 Rules, governing Jail Facilities, underscores the facility's commitment to compliance and quality standards, with licensing overseen by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Oversight and management are entrusted to capable leadership, including Correctional Facility Administrator Kari Tuton and Assistant Correctional Facility Administrator Kate Johnson, supported by a dedicated team comprising five Sergeants, three Program Staff members, 42 Full-Time Correctional Officers, 10 Roster Correctional Officers, one Clerical Associate, and four Corporals.

Aligned with its mission, the Clay County Correctional Facility prioritizes the provision of a secure environment for visitors, volunteers, staff, and inmates, guided by the overarching goal of safeguarding the citizens of Clay County. The facility's trained personnel are committed to fostering positive social, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being among inmates, underpinned by a behavior-based approach that emphasizes positive reinforcement through a reward system. This system, which incentivizes constructive behavior, grants maximum access to programming aimed at facilitating inmate rehabilitation and preparing them for successful reintegration into the community.

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 Clay County MN 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

Visitation is offered Monday through Friday, starting at 8:00 a.m.

The last visit begins at 8:30 p.m.

Each visit is 20 minutes in length.

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.