Freeborn County Detention Center (ICE)

County Jail

Last Updated: March 07, 2024
411 S Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007
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Freeborn 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 JPay. 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 Freeborn County Detention Center (ICE)

You can support your loved ones at Freeborn Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 507-377-4683.

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 Freeborn County Detention Center (ICE) so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Freeborn Jail is a detention center located at 411 S Broadway Ave Albert Lea, MN which is operated locally by the Freeborn 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. Freeborn County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Albert Lea 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.

Freeborn County boasts a Direct Supervision facility equipped with 138 beds, overseen by a Jail Administrator and an Assistant Jail Administrator. This team manages a staff comprising 4 Jail Sergeants, 26 Line Staff, a Programmer, and an ICE Contract Administrator. Upon arrest, individuals are typically brought to the Detention Center for booking, where the arresting officer completes necessary paperwork and interviews. Subsequently, the individual progresses through the booking process, which commences with the Tennessen Warning, informing them of their rights. Following this, demographical details are collected, and the individual undergoes fingerprinting and photography. An initial phone call is permitted post-booking, with the duration of this process contingent upon the individual's cooperation and conduct.

All personal property is meticulously inventoried and stored securely, including money, which is placed in the individual's account. Following inventory procedures, the individual undergoes a search, shower, and change into a jail uniform, before being held in a classification unit pending their initial court appearance. If the individual is being booked to serve a sentence, they are relocated to the appropriate housing unit. Detainees may secure release upon posting bail, completing their sentence, or being released by the court, with the arresting officer empowered to release a detainee before their first court appearance, with a future court date.

Detainees concluding their sentence are typically released during the morning of their last day, while those released after their initial court appearance generally depart between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

For inquiries regarding a detainee housed at the Freeborn County facility, individuals may contact (612) 843-8600 during operating hours, which are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is necessary to have the individual's biographical details prepared, including their first name, last name, any hyphenated names, any aliases they may use, date of birth, and country of birth. It's important to note that detainees housed at this facility cannot receive incoming calls. In cases where urgent communication is necessary, individuals can leave a message for the detainee by calling (507) 377-5093. When leaving a message, it's essential to provide the detainee's full name, alien registration number, as well as the caller's name and telephone number where they can be reached. The message will be conveyed to the detainee accordingly.

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 Freeborn County Detention Center (ICE).

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

Family Visits

Visiting hours at the Freeborn County Jail are every day as follows:

Lobby Visitation - Monday through Friday until 5 p.m.

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (Segregated Detainees)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (General Population 10 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Isolated Detainees)
  • 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Sundays 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (by appointment only)

To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 45 minutes before the scheduled visit time. Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility. Visitation shall not exceed 20 minutes.

Visitation may also be conducted online by going to

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