Adult Corrections Facility

The Adult Corrections Facility provides short-term (up to one year) custody and programming for adult offenders convicted of felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor offenses.

The facility has a capacity of 477 — 399 beds in the men's section and 78 beds in the women's.

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Admissions process

Reporting

If ordered to report to the Adult Corrections Facility, it is your responsibility to report on the date and time issued by the court. Only your sentencing judge may change the report date and time. If you report late, your sentencing judge and probation officer may be notified.

Transportation

If you do not have transportation to the facility, you may report to the Public Safety Facility located in downtown Minneapolis by 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) for transport by Adult Corrections Facility officers.

Metro Transit offers transportation options to the facility Monday through Friday. Route 771 stops at the facility, and route 776 stops within one mile of the facility. Service is subject to change.

Temporary short-term parking is available to residents. However, it is recommended that you have someone drop you off and pick you up from the facility. The facility is not responsible for vehicles or their contents.

  • Male resident parking is located on the south side of the men’s section building (entrance D).
  • Female resident parking is on the east side of the women’s section building (entrance A).

Other information

Do not consume alcohol or illegal drugs prior to reporting to the facility. If you test positive for alcohol or illegal drugs, you will be subject to disciplinary action and may be ineligible for work release and furloughs. Discipline reports of reporting impaired to the facility may be forwarded to your sentencing judge and probation officer.

Smoking, use of electronic cigarettes and other forms of tobacco are not allowed at the facility.

If you are sentenced to serve work release please visit the work release page for more information.

If you are sentenced to serve Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) please visit the EHM page for more information.

If you would like information about serving an out-of-county sentence at the Adult Corrections Facility, please call 612-596-0112.

What to bring

When you report, you must bring:

  • Identification (i.e., driver's license or state issued ID)
  • Copy of your Warrant of Commitment issued by the court

Medical

  • Prescription medications in their original containers
  • Medical alert ID bracelets

Money

Only cash can be deposited into a resident’s personal account.  Other monetary items (checks, money orders, etc.) will be held with the residents personal property until they are released.

What not to bring

Valuables, such as checkbooks, credit cards, jewelry, keys and cellphones should not be brought to the facility when reporting for admission.

Do not bring children when you are reporting.

Personal books and magazines are not allowed, unless received directly from the publisher and only through the US Mail. You will have access to Hennepin County Library materials while residing at the facility.

Admissions

Upon admission you will be strip searched by a same sex correctional staff to prevent contraband from entering the facility.

Anything not specifically authorized or issued by the facility is contraband.  If suspected of introducing or possessing contraband, you will be subject to disciplinary action and possible criminal prosecution. Any weapon will be confiscated.

All personal items not allowed in the facility will be inventoried and stored until discharged.

Clothing, undergarments and shoes will be provided upon admission.

Hygiene kits will be provided upon admission.

A variety of personal care, snacks, writing materials and personal radios are available for purchase at the facility’s canteen for residents serving more than five days.

ACF Fees

All residents are assessed a one-time $35.00, non-waivable, booking fee upon admission.

Additional fees (DOCX) may be assessed during your stay depending on the programming options you participate in.

All fees must be paid in full before canteen can be ordered.

Fee Payment

Fees may be paid online or in person:

  • Fees are payable by cash only through the cashier machine in the lobby. There is a fee to use this machine.
  • Fees may be paid online.

You can request a waiver for room, board and home monitoring fees due to financial circumstances. A sliding fee scale based on federal poverty guidelines is used to determine eligibility for fee reductions.  The fee waiver form (DOC) and supporting documentation should be given to staff within two weeks of booking date.

Depositing money for residents

There are fees associated with depositing money for Adult Corrections Facility residents.

Deposit money in person

  • At the Adult Corrections Facility
    • Use the Cobra Cashier kiosks located in the men's and women's building lobbies
    • Cobra Cashiers only accept cash
  •  At any MoneyGram location
    • Company name: SSC Inmate Funding
    • Receive code: 7950
    • Facility ID: MSP

Deposit money online or by phone

You will need to know the resident's name, permanent (booking) number and facility location to deposit money in their account. Refer to the resident roster to obtain this information.

  • Govpaynow.com or 1-888-277-2535
    • Facility code: MSP
    • Form number: 5500

Visiting the facility

The Adult Corrections Facility utilizes video visiting. Visitors need to schedule their visits online or in person at least 24 hours in advance.

Male resident video visits are held in the men's building located at 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth, MN (entrance D).

Female resident video visits are held in the women’s building, 1355 Shenandoah Lane Plymouth, MN (entrance A).

Male and female residents housed in special management (separation and segregation) video visits are held in the women’s building, 1355 Shenandoah Lane Plymouth, MN (entrance A).

Getting there

Metro Transit bus routes 771 and 776 stop within one mile of the facility. (Map)

To schedule a visit

Visits can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

There are two ways to schedule a visit:

Visiting rules

  • Visitors will not be allowed during a resident’s first 48 hours of incarceration.
  • Visitors must present a valid driver’s license or government issued ID card.
  • Visitors must check in onsite at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Parents of minor visitors must bring a valid birth certificate.
  • Legal guardians of minor visitors must bring legal guardianship documentation. 
  • Children must be monitored at all times during the visit.
  • Only two adults per visit are permitted, and switching visitors is prohibited.
  • Visits are up to 25 minutes long.
  • Former residents may not visit within 60 days of their discharge from the Adult Corrections Facility.
  • Cellphones, cameras and recording devices are not allowed during visits.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the visiting room.
  • Visits will be terminated for disruptive or unlawful behavior.

Dress code

The way a visitor is dressed must not distract, disturb, or be offensive to other visitors, inmates, or staff in the visiting areas.

  • No halter, muscle shirts, tank tops, or clothing that reveals the midriff
  • No tops which expose the back below the upper shoulder
  • No see-through clothing
  • Undergarments (underpants and bras) must be worn and covered at all times
  • No swimming/bathing suits
  • No low cut or excessively revealing clothing
  • No tight fitting clothing
  • No clothing with cut out pockets or holes
  • Dresses or skirts (and skirt slits) must be no more than three inches above the knee

Adult Corrections Facility staff will determine if a visitor is wearing inappropriate clothing. Visitors can ask to have the officer-in-charge or shift supervisor overrule the decision. If the decision is upheld, the visitor must leave the facility. Visitors cannot simply cover the inappropriate clothing.   

Visiting schedule

Day of the week Regular visiting hours
Monday No visiting except for holidays (see below)
Tuesday 7:35 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:35 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday No visiting except for holidays (see below)
Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Holiday visits

If a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled visiting day, then normal visiting hours will be allowed. When the holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, then visiting hours are 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Holiday  Legal Date  Observed
 New Years  1/1/2016  1/1/2016
 Martin Luther King  1/18/2016  1/18/2016
 President's Day  2/15/2016  2/15/2016
 Memorial Day  5/30/2016  5/30/2016
 Independence Day  7/4/2016  7/3/2016
 Labor Day  9/5/2016  9/5/2016
 Veterans' Day  11/11/2016  11/11/2016
 Thanksgiving  11/24/2016  11/24/2016
 Christmas Eve  12/24/2016  12/23/2016
 Christmas  12/25/2016  12/26/2016

 

Family and friend information

My Care Pack

My Care Packs contain snack items residents can obtain while at the ACF. Residents are allowed one My Care Pack per week. The packs are delivered to residents during canteen time. A My Care Pack can be purchased for a resident by going to Smart Deposit or calling 1-866-394-0490. 

Mail

  • Residents may not receive mail directly from visitors. All correspondence for residents must arrive through the U.S. mail.
  • Incoming mail will be inspected. Restricted items will be stored with the resident’s property and returned to them upon release.
  • Cash and checks received in the mail will be returned to the sender.
  • Publications, including newspapers, are not accepted unless they are received via U.S. mail directly from the publisher.

To send mail 

Use the following address format for both male and female residents:

Resident Name
c/o ACF
1145 Shenandoah Lane
Plymouth, MN 55447

The resident's cell number is not necessary.

    Emergencies 

    If there is an emergency:
    • For male resident’s call the Men's section: 612-596-0003
    • For female resident’s call the Women's section: 612-596-0150

    The emergency information will be taken and referred to the facility’s chaplain.  

    Phone calls

    • Facility staff do not accept phone calls for residents. Residents can make collect or direct calls through Securus, the resident phone provider.
    • Friends and family can set up an account with Securus to accept collect calls from a resident by calling 1-800-844-6591.
    • For any problems or assistance, please contact Securus

     

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