Inmate Information

CheckboxInmate Mail
When sending mail, send it to the individual in care of the facility in which they reside:
Maximum Security:
(Inmate's Name)
P.O. Box 702
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
Minimum Security:
(Inmate's Name)
640 Randolph Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

The Becker County Jail does not accept stamps*, envelopes*, paper*, books, magazines or packages of any kind to be brought in from the outside for an inmate. As always, inmates will be able to purchase them* on the canteen. Should any of these items be sent or brought in, they will be refused or placed in the inmate's property.

All incoming mail for inmates must be processed and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. This includes any correspondence/bills, photos and drawings. Exclusions are legal and in-house agency mail.

Mail will be delivered as soon as inspected.

There is no limit on the volume of lawful letters an inmate may receive. Unlawful mail, however, will be placed in the inmate's locker. This includes, but is not limited to, mail that which is libelous, obscene or contains contraband. Drawings on the envelopes are not allowed.

All incoming non-legal mail will be opened by Jail staff and inspected for contraband and money.  Money will be placed in the inmate's account.

Incoming legal mail may be opened and inspected in front of the receiving inmate but will not be read or censored.

Mail addressed to an inmate who has been transferred or released shall be forwarded to the address provided by the inmate or returned to sender.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Must be standard size. Polaroids and oversized photos are not allowed and will be placed into the inmate's property. If an inmate receives an excessive amount of photos during their incarceration, the inmate may choose which ones to keep and the excess will be placed into the inmate's property and must remain there until the inmate's release.

MONEY: When sending money to an inmate, a cashier's check or money order is allowed. Do not send cash in the mail and personal checks are not accepted. You may also leave cash, cashier's check or money order for an inmate with the Corrections Officer during visiting, or any other time to be left at the dispatch area in the Sheriff's office. Note: All money dropped off for an inmate will be used for any fees that the inmate owes prior to being available for Commissary items and phone cards.

CheckboxInmate Phones
Inmates are allowed general phone access from the hours of 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM. No social incoming calls or messages to inmates will be accepted. There is voice mail set up within the phone system for inmates to use and check messages. Messages may be left for them at these numbers:
Maximum Security:
218-847-9914
Dial 9, wait for second dial tone.
Dial 0 plus area code & number
After instructed to say your
name; speak your name clearly
into the telephone.
Minimum Security:
218-847-9801
Dial 9, wait for second dial tone.
Dial 0 plus area code & number
After instructed to say your
name; speak your name clearly
into the telephone.

Inmates may purchase $10.00 phone card(s) at the time of booking, or by ordering at the suppertime medication delivery. Phone cards may also be purchased by family & friends by going on-line to http://reliancetelephone.com. After the purchase, call the Jail where the person you bought it for resides and give the Correctional Officer the 'pin' number which will be given to the inmate. Do not leave the 'pin' number on the message line.

For questions regarding costs, bills, telephone number blocks or inability to receive calls; call Reliance Phone Company at 1-800-896-3201.

CheckboxCommissary
The commissary is a privilege which contains food items, hygiene products, and writing materials. Indigents are allowed basic hygiene and outside contact materials; which are debited to their account should they receive funds.

There is a canteen for the inmates on Monday & Thursday afternoons. Money for inmates must be received by 2:00 PM on the day of canteen.

CheckboxProperty
 Inmates are not allowed to wear any jewelry (including watches) while incarcerated except a wedding band. Clothing being dropped off for inmate must have prior administrative approval. The best rule is to not bring anything to the jail. Inmate property left behind or to be picked up must be done within 30 days. After that, it will be disposed of.
 
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