Lake County MN Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 12, 2021
613 3rd Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Lake 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 Lake Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 218-834-8385.

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

The Lake Co Jail is a detention center located at 613 3rd Ave Two Harbors, MN which is operated locally by the Lake 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. Lake County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Two Harbors 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 Lake County Jail has the capacity to hold 25 inmates. Besides housing the County's inmates, they also take inmates from neighboring counties such as Cook and St. Louis County.

Jail Programs

The philosophy of the Lake County Jail Program Office is to develop and schedule programs that benefit both the inmates and the staff. Providing programs that keep the inmates busy doing positive things helps provide a safe and secure jail as well as benefiting the inmates. The programs being offered are:

Weekly AA meetings
Weekly 12 Step Program for male inmates
Weekly Recovery Program for female inmates
Weekly Transitions Program for female inmates
Weekly Bible Study
Anger Management

Correspondence Procedures:

  • Inmates are allowed to write letters. They are permitted to send one letter on Tuesdays and Thursdays postage free. Mail to attorneys and public officials may be mailed on any day.
  • Only letters and cards that have been postmarked and delivered by the Post Office in the usual manner can be accepted by the Jail for inmates.
  • Cash, money orders or Cashier's Checks will be received and placed in the inmate's canteen account.
  • On the return address, there MUST be a name and address or the letter will be placed in the inmate's box and given at their release.
  • Mail is inspected for contraband, physical and written. There should be no stickers on the envelope.
  • Our mailing address is:
    Inmate's name
    Lake County Jail
    613 3rd Ave.
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • To set up inmate phone accounts, call: 1-800-896-3201 or go to Depending on where you are, you might qualify for a discount on all the calls, click here to check
  • The inmate voice mail is 218-834-3069

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 Lake 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

Lake County MN Jail - Visitation

Visitation Hours

  • Wednesdays: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
  • Sundays: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Visitation Rules

  • All visitors must provide proper identification and register with jail staff prior to any visit.
  • NO ONE under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit unless accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Visitors must be on inmate's visitor list (If you are unsure if you are on the list, you can ask the jailer in person or write the inmate a letter).
  • Official visitors (lawyers, clergy, doctors, police officials, etc.) are permitted to visit an inmate during any reasonable time of the day, excluding meal times and sleeping hours.
  • Visitors must wear appropriate attire.
  • Visits are limited to twenty minutes. The inmate has a limit of two (2) twenty-minute visits per visiting night.
  • Only cash is accepted on behalf of the inmate.
  • No materials can be exchanged during visitations (ie., letters, notes, etc.). Letters must be mailed through the U.S. Post Office, incoming and outgoing. Property can be released by the inmate, if desired, and must be signed for by someone with a photo ID.

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