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 on your own 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.

    If you do not have transportation to the Adult Corrections 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.

    Documentation

    When you report, you must bring:

    • Identification (i.e., driver's license or state issued ID)
    • A copy of the commitment issued by the court

    Fees

    • Residents will be charged a $30 booking fee.

    Items permitted into the facility

    All incoming residents will be searched by correctional staff to prevent contraband from entering the facility. Checkbooks, credit cards, backpacks, suitcases, television sets, computers, jewelry, keys, belts and other valuable items should be left at home. Money you bring will be deposited in an account in your name.

    • Items permitted into the facility include:
      • Pencils and notebooks (no spiral bindings)
      • Bibles and prayer books
      • Prescription medications (Medical care is provided at the facility)
      • Medical alert ID bracelets for special medical conditions

    Hygiene kits are provided to each resident upon admission.

    Depositing money for residents

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

    Deposit money online or by phone

    You will need to know the resident's name, booking (permanent) number, and facility location.

    • CourtMoney.com or 1-800-352-9870
      • Facility code: MSP
      • Form number: 5500
    • Govpaynow.com or 1-888-277-2535
      • Facility code: MSP
      • Form number: 5500

    Deposit money in person

    • At any MoneyGram location
      • Company name: SSC Inmate Funding
      • Receive code: 7950
      • Facility ID: MSP
    • At the Adult Corrections Facility
      • Use the Cobra Cashier kiosk (similar to an ATM) located in the lobby
      • Cash only deposits of bills $5 and larger
      • A fee of $3.25 is applied for deposits up to $200

    Visiting the men's section

    Getting there

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

    Visiting rules

    • Visitors will not be allowed during a resident’s first 48 hours of incarceration.
    • Visitors do not need to schedule their visits, but may call 612-596-0002 to a ensure resident is able to receive visits.
    • Visitors must present a valid driver’s license or government issued ID card.
    • Visitors younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with valid proof of guardianship.
    • Residents may receive one visit during scheduled visiting hours.
    • Only two adults per visit are permitted, and switching visitors is prohibited.
    • Visits will be 30 minutes, but may be reduced due to time and the number of requests for visits.
    • Former residents may not visit within 60 days of their discharge from the Adult Corrections Facility.
    • Visits will be terminated for disruptive or unlawful behavior.

    Dropping off items for residents

    • Visitors may deposit money (cash only) to a resident’s account by using the Cobra Cashier kiosk (similar to an ATM) located in the lobby. A fee of $3.25 is applied for deposits up to $200.
    • Residents may not receive mail directly from visitors. All correspondence for residents must arrive through the U.S. mail.
    • Publications are not accepted unless they are received via U.S. mail directly from the publisher.
    • One set of clothing may be accepted by a resident if he is scheduled for release within 24 hours of the visit.

    Visiting residents in the Special Management Unit

    Residents housed in segregation or separation may not have visits during normal visiting hours. To schedule a visit with a resident in the Special Management Unit, contact the booking office at 612-596-0003. These visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours before the visit takes place.

    Visiting schedule

    Day of the week Regular visiting hours Residents eligible for visits
    Monday No visiting except for holidays (see below)  
    Tuesday 7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. All residents
    Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. All residents
    Thursday 7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. All residents
    Friday No visiting except for holidays (see below)  
    Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Residents with last name A through L
    Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Residents with last name M through Z

    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.

    Official holidays:

    • New Year's Day (January 1)
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
    • President's Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day (July 4)
    • Labor Day
    • Veteran's Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    Visiting the women's section

    On January 21, 2015, the Adult Corrections Facility women’s section will change over to video visiting. Visitors need to schedule their visits least 24 hours in advance, and visits will temporarily take place at the 1345 Shenandoah Lane Plymouth building (it is connected to the Women’s building). Children’s contact visits are no longer available.

    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 2 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 10 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.
    • Visitors younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with valid proof of guardianship. 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.
    • There is no cellphone, camera or other recording devices allowed during visits.
    • No food or beverages are 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.

    Dropping off items for residents

    • Visitors may deposit money (cash only) to a resident’s account by using the Cobra Cashier kiosk (similar to an ATM) located in the lobby. A fee of $3.25 is applied for deposits up to $200.
    • Residents may not receive mail directly from visitors. All correspondence for residents must arrive through the U.S. mail.
    • Publications are not accepted unless they are received via U.S. mail directly from the publisher.
    • One set of clothing may be accepted by a resident if she is scheduled for release within 24 hours of the visit.

    Visiting residents in the Special Management Unit

    Residents housed in segregation or separation may not have visits during normal visiting hours. To schedule a visit with a resident in the Special Management Unit, contact the duty officer at 612-596-0150. These visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours before the visit takes place.

    Visiting schedule

    Day of the week Regular visiting hours
    Monday No visiting except for holidays (see below)
    Tuesday 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday 7 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 1/1/2015 1/1/2015
    Martin Luther King 1/19/2015 1/19/2015
    President's Day 2/16/2015 2/16/2015
    Memorial Day 5/25/2015 5/25/2015
    Independence Day 7/4/2015 7/3/2015
    Labor Day 9/7/2015 9/7/2015
    Veterans' Day 11/11/2015 11/11/2015
    Thanksgiving 11/26/2015 11/26/2015
    Thanksgiving Friday 11/27/2015 11/27/2015
    Christmas Eve 12/24/2015 12/24/2015
    Christmas 12/25/2015 12/25/2015

    Contacting residents

    Sending mail

    The resident's cell number is not necessary. Use the following address format:

    John Doe
    c/o ACF
    1145 Shenandoah Lane
    Plymouth, MN 55447

    Emergencies

    Contact the booking office:

    • Men's section: 612-596-0003
    • Women's section: 612-596-0150

    Programming

    The Adult Corrections Facility offers access to educational and vocational training, chemical health programs, job opportunities, reparations/restitution programs, home monitoring, and personal growth programs.

    • Productive Day Enterprises — This program provides job-skills training and real-life work experience to prepare residents for self-sufficiency and a full-time working lifestyle when they return home.
    • Work / study release — This program allows eligible participants to maintain employment or attend school while serving their sentence.
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