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Anoka County Jail-Lino Lakes Visitation Center

County Jail

Last Updated: June 03,2024

Visitation Hours

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 651-783-7639 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

General Visitation Information

Anoka County Jail -Lino Lakes - Visitation

The Jail Division uses video visitation for all social visits. Video visitation has allowed us to greatly expanded our visiting hours to better accommodate detainees, their family and friends. Visits can now take place seven days a week. Visitors have a choice of on-site and off-site visiting. On-site visits are available at no cost to the visitor or incarcerated individual. Off-site visits are available for a $10 fee.

Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. They may be scheduled either online or by using the scheduling terminal in the video visiting room. All video visits are recorded and may be monitored.

Please note that visitation is a privilege. The Jail Division reserves the right to deny, cancel or terminate a video visit prior to or during a video session based upon visitor or inmate misconduct. Additionally, we reserve the right to restrict a visitor from participating in all future use of the system, either on-site or from remote visitation.

On-Site Visits - On-site visitors will use video visitation terminals to communicate with incarcerated individuals. Each terminal is designed to accommodate two adult visitors. Please see the visiting rules section of this website for additional information on the number of people allowed to visit at one time.

Off-Site Visits - Off-site, remote or home visits are an option available to visitors. Please note that these visits require a computer, webcam and high speed Internet connection. Additional information on equipment is available on the website of the video visitation provider. (See vendor contact information for additional information.)

Contact Information - The video visitation system used by the Jail Division is provided by ICSolutions. To find out additional information about the video visiting process, register for visits or address concerns please use the contact information below:

General Information Website - http://thevisitor.icsenforcer.com/index.php/jail-information
Registration/login - http://thevisitor.icsenforcer.com/index.php/jail-information
ICSolutions telephone number - 888-646-9437

Social Visiting Hours

General Population

  • 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Maximum Security

Cells 405 through 416

  • 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cells 505 through 516

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 1:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Professional Visiting - In general, professional visitors may visit their clients at any time except during scheduled lock-downs, meal service and facility emergencies. Professional visitors may bring laptops, tablets, DVD players, audio recorders, etc. into the jail facility. However, the visitor may be required to demonstrate that the device is functional and/or open battery compartments and drive bays to ensure that contraband is not being concealed within the device.

General Information

  • All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.
  • Visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the desired visiting data and time. They may be scheduled up to one week in advance.
  • There is a limit of one 20-minute visit per day, per incarcerated individual.
  • Visits will start promptly at the time scheduled and will terminate exactly 20 minutes later. A count-down timer is provided on the terminal screen.
  • You cannot visit an incarcerated individual if there is a Restraining Order or No-Contact order between the two of you. Doing so will result in the termination of the visit and notification of the applicable law enforcement agency.
  • Nudity or partial nudity will result in the termination of a visit and restriction of future visits.
  • The visitation schedule may be cancelled or altered on county appointed holidays or for safety / security reasons.
  • Staff can deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time at their discretion.
  • Visitors appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will have their visits terminated.

Clothing Requirements

  • You must wear clothing appropriate for a public venue. Clothing cannot be see-through, sheer, or suggestive. Examples of inappropriate clothing may include, but is not limited to:
    • Tube tops, low neckline shirts/blouses, very short shorts or short skirts that expose the breast/chest area, genitals, or buttocks.
  • Clothing shall be worn as designed . . . buttons, snaps, and zippers will remain fastened, etc.
  • Clothing or other items displaying gang-related symbols, themes or colors are prohibited.
  • Clothing containing vulgar themes, objectionable language, or objectionable images is prohibited. (Staff will determine whether an item is vulgar or objectionable.)

Information Specific to On-site Video Visiting

  • Two adult visitors, per incarcerated individual, are allowed in the video visitation room at one time. Children may accompany the adult visitors but must remain under their control.
  • No Minors/Children shall be left unattended in the jail’s lobby or on the grounds of the jail facility.
  • Visitors who create a disturbance/disruption or who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol will have their visit terminated and future visits restricted.
  • Visitors who use/demonstrate inappropriate sexual gestures or behaviors will have their visit terminated and potentially be barred from future visits.
  • Profane or offensive language will not be allowed. Any such behavior by a visitor will result in their visit being terminated and potentially be barred from future visits.
  • Anyone tampering with or damaging the video equipment will have their visit terminated and potentially be barred from future visits.
  • Anyone tampering with or damaging facility equipment or furnishings will have their visit terminated and potentially be barred from future visits.
  • Visitors bringing unauthorized firearms, explosives, tools for escape, alcoholic beverages, narcotics or any controlled substances into the jail is a crime and may be cause for arrest.
  • Visitors are not allowed to stack or rock back in the provided chairs.

Visiting Inmates at Anoka County Jail-Lino Lakes

All Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility.

The public may visit no more than one time per week, Monday through Saturday at this Lino Lakes MN location. Visitors must sign inat least 15 minutes before their scheduled visits. If you schedule a visit and don't show up or show up late, you will not be allowed to visit the rest of that week, including Saturday. If a visit on Saturday is scheduled, and the visitor does not show up or shows up late, they will not be allowed to visit until the following Saturday. Repeated late arrival or no-show violations may result in longer suspension of visiting privileges. Inmates are allowed no more than one (1) visit per day. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, unless they are visiting a parent. Unaccompanied minors (under age 18) visiting a parent must present a copy of their birth certificate. Children must remain with the parent at all times during the visit. All visitors must have acceptable identification. This includes a drivers license with picture identification, military ID, or other verifiable picture ID. Three (3) pieces of non-picture ID may substitute for picture ID.

No mail or messages for inmates will be accepted. Mail must go through the U.S. Mail. Visitors may only visit the inmate they have signed up to visit. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit. Inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity, will not be permitted. No weapons will be permitted. All other items listed in the jail lobby are prohibited. There is a maximum of four (4) visitors per booth, including children, and the door must remain closed.

All visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts. Restrictions on attire or appearance include: No miniskirts or similar attire; no low-cut or revealing necklines; no attire with obscene or offensive language; and no persons with a bare midriff will be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot bring items into the visiting area including weapons of any kind, purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, food, drink, gum, baby bottles, pictures, books, toys, writing utensils, strollers or carriers, cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices.

Violation of the above restrictions may cause the visit to be cancelled or terminated, and visiting privileges may be suspended by the Anoka Sheriffs Department. The on-duty supervisor may cancel visits without notice due to circumstances within the jail.

Visitation Rules

County - Rules by type

The Anoka County Jail-Lino Lakes, located in Lino Lakes, MN, plays a crucial role in facilitating successful offender reintegration into the community, a cornerstone of effective crime control strategies. With a focus on rehabilitation and community engagement, the center aims to support individuals as they transition from incarceration back into society. However, this process is governed by a multitude of rules and regulations that visitors must adhere to, ensuring the safety and security of all involved parties.

Visitors to the prison must navigate a complex set of guidelines regarding identification, conduct, and the items they can bring during visits. These rules are in place to maintain order within the facility and to protect both visitors and inmates. For example, visitors are required to present proper forms of identification upon arrival, such as a driver's license or government-issued ID card. This helps to verify their identity and ensure that they are authorized to visit the inmate.

Furthermore, visitors must adhere to strict rules regarding their conduct while inside the facility. Disruptive behavior, the use of loud or obscene language, or engaging in any form of sexual behavior can result in the termination of the visit and may lead to further consequences. Additionally, visitors are prohibited from bringing certain items into the visiting room, including cell phones, cameras, and weapons. These restrictions help to maintain the safety and security of the facility and prevent any unauthorized items from entering the prison.

In addition to these general rules, there are specific guidelines that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with children must ensure that they are supervised at all times and that they do not engage in any inappropriate behavior while inside the facility. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Another important aspect of visiting a prison is understanding the limitations and restrictions that may apply to certain individuals. For example, individuals who have previously been incarcerated, are currently under probation or parole supervision, or are victims of the inmate are typically not permitted to visit. Likewise, individuals who have had their visiting privileges suspended or who have an active protection from abuse (PFA) order against them are also prohibited from visiting the inmate.

Despite these restrictions, there are procedures in place for individuals who wish to visit an inmate but are not permitted under normal circumstances. Inmates can initiate a request to have a prohibited visitor added to their visiting list, and a recommendation from the inmate's unit team may allow the visitor to be approved by the facility manager or designee. However, reinstatement of visiting privileges is not guaranteed, and individuals whose visiting privileges have been suspended must write to the appropriate facility manager seeking reinstatement.

Upon arrival at the prison, visitors are subject to a thorough screening process to ensure that they do not bring any contraband into the facility. This includes a search of their person, their belongings, and their vehicle. Visitors must also pass through a metal detector and may be subject to additional screening measures, such as drug screenings conducted by dogs or special devices. Failure to pass these screenings can result in the denial of the visit and may lead to further consequences.

Once inside the visiting room, visitors must continue to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the prison. This includes refraining from conversing with other inmates or their guests, as well as following any specific instructions given by the visiting room officers. Visitors are also responsible for keeping control of their children and ensuring that they do not engage in any disruptive behavior.

In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific rules that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with infants must adhere to guidelines regarding the types and amounts of baby items they can bring into the visiting room. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Overall, visiting a prison requires careful adherence to a complex set of rules and regulations designed to maintain order and security within the facility. By understanding and following these guidelines, visitors can help to ensure a safe and positive experience for themselves, the inmates, and the staff.