Cottonwood County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 28, 2019
902 5th Ave, Windom, MN 56101

Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood County Jail

You can support your loved ones at Cottonwood County Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 507-831-1375.

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

The Cottonwood County Jail is a detention center located at 902 5th Ave Windom, MN which is operated locally by the Cottonwood 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. Cottonwood County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Windom 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.

nmate Funds

The Jail accepts cash, money orders, and cashiers checks. Money orders and cashiers checks should be made out to the inmate. Personal checks are not accepted. The money will be credited to the inmate's account for their use. The jail staff is not allowed to share information about the inmate's account with anyone other than the inmate. Money will be accepted only during visitation hours or through the mail.


Messages are not taken for the inmates by the jail staff. If you wish to leave a message for an inmate, you may do so by calling the inmate message system at 507-831-0033. These messages are not confidential. inmates may purchase phone cards from the jail. The cards are available in the amount of $10.00, system only uses these cards. You may set up collect calls for inmates by calling 1-800-896-3201. Reliance Inmate calls are $7.50 per fiftenn-m inute call. InmateAid can reduce the price ot the call through Reliance to $3.15. Click here for details

Inmate Mail

Inmate's Name
902 5th Avenue
Windom, MN 56101

All mail must come through the United States Post Office. Only mail that comes through the Post Office will be delivered to the inmate. All mail is subject to inspection by jail staff. The inmate may purchase stamps and envelopes at the jail. The jail does not accept stamps and envelopes left by visitors for the 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 Cottonwood 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

Cottonwood County Law Enforcement Center - Visitation

Inmate Visitation
Visiting Hours:

Sunday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Visitors are limited to family members who are at least 18 years of age. The inmate may request one visitor other than family members. Underage children of inmates may be allowed to visit if they are accompanied by an adult that is on the visiting list. Immediate family consists of mother, father, brother, sister, spouse, children and grandparents. In laws are not considered immediate family. All visitors over 18 must present a valid government ID such as driver's license, state ID card, military ID, passport or County ID. To be accepted the ID must be a recognized government agency and have a picture and proof of age. Work, school, and check cashing IDs are not accepted. There are no exceptions.

Visitors are limited to 20 minutes per visitation day with any one visitor. Any inmate that attempts to visit anyone through any jail window will lose good time as to be determined by the Jail Administrator.

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.