Hennepin County Adult Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 06, 2023
350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Hennepin 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.

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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 Hennepin County Adult Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Hennepin Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 612-348-5112.

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 Hennepin County Adult Detention Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Hennepin Co Jail is a detention center located at 350 S 5th St Minneapolis, MN which is operated locally by the Hennepin 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. Hennepin County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Minneapolis 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 Hennepin County jail formally called the adult detention center, is a pre-trial facility in downtown Minneapolis. Inmates are housed in the public safety facility and in city hall, across the street from each other. The two locations are treated as one facility. The public safety facility and city hall are just north of the Hennepin County Government Center, on the light rail line.

Entrance to the Public Safety Facility is on the corner of 4th Avenue and 5th Street. Visitors must pass through weapons screening.

For more information on COVID-19 and the jail, click here.

Hennepin County MN Adult Detention Center - Jail Rules

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 Hennepin County Adult Detention Center.

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 aid@inmateaid.com, 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.

Covid Visitation Information

Social visiting hours - To comply with the Minnesota Department of Health's social distancing guidelines for the COVID-19 virus, visiting hours are temporarily suspended. 

Visitation Information

Hennepin County MN Adult Detention Center - Visitation

Official visiting hours for police and attorneys - Police and attorneys can visit the jail at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visiting guidelines

  • The Public Safety Facility and the City Hall building form the Adult Detention Division and are secure detention facilities. Bringing contraband into either building is strictly prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted.
  • You need to follow all directions given by the security staff.
  • Social visits are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Access to a social visit is a privilege for inmates and guests.
  • Inmates are limited to 2 social visits per visiting day offered, no exceptions.
  • Arrive early to better your opportunity at a social visit and to avoid delays.
  • All visitors must dress appropriately. Revealing clothing will not be permitted.
  • All visitors who display clear signs of illness shall not be admitted.
  • All visitors, including children, must be on an inmate's visiting list and pre-approved prior to entrance.
    • Visitors under 18 years of age must come with a parent or legal guardian.
  • Any visitor under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be denied a visit and asked to leave the facility.
  • All visitors must walk through a metal detector before entry.
  • Be prepared to secure any and all personal items deemed contraband by the facility prior to the social visit.
    • No purses, bags, cellphones/electronics, jackets, guns, knives, mace/pepper spray, nail clippers and files, tweezers, razors, scissors, box cutters, knitting needles, tobacco, food and/or beverage or any item deemed a security threat will be allowed into the facility.
  • Have a valid government identification ready to present at the visiting desk.
  • All social visits will be held in a secured visiting area.No physical contact will occur between visitors and inmates.
  • Every attempt will be made to provide you with a 20-minute social visit however your visit may be shortened with our without notice.
  • Visiting passes will not be issued during the last 15 minutes of the visiting time.
  • The jail reserves the right to discontinue or shorten a social visiting session with our without notice.
  • Any violation of visiting rules could result in immediate termination of your current visit and may impact future visiting privileges.
  • Any visitor who is unwilling or unable to comply with visiting guidelines will not be allowed entrance into the secure detention area.

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