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Detention Services (Jail)

Important Notice about Inmate Visitation

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Detention Services Division announces an upgrade and enhancement of inmate video visitation services for inmates in-custody at the Adult Detention Center (ADC), which will go live on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

The video visitation system contains a variety of enhancements and new features.  These features include remote video visitation via a computer, which will be especially convenient for those who live a long distance from the detention center.  In addition, electronic messages and photos can be sent to inmates via a secure portal. With the replacement system, the public can schedule visitation appointments online.  To better accommodate the needs and schedules of the public, visitation hours and dates increased.

The public may begin scheduling visits online via the website for appointments on or after Thursday, May 21.  Additionally, to assist the public with the replacement system and technology, walk-in visits will be allowed on May 21 only.  After May 21, all visits will require an appointment made online at or on-site at the visitation kiosk in the ADC lobby.

Staff will be on-site on May 21 to assist the public with navigating the upgraded visitation system.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office operates the Adult Detention Center, commonly referred to as the Ramsey County Jail.  Minnesota State Statutes requires every county sheriff to have "the charge and custody of the county jail" (Minnesota State Statute 387.11).

Opened in December 2003, the Adult Detention Center (ADC) is a 500-bed pre-trial facility. As a pre-trial facility, the ADC provides safe and secure detention services to individuals following their arrest until a court disposition is reached.  The ADC also houses individuals being held for probation or supervised release (parole) violations or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The Ramsey County Correctional Facility (RCCF or Workhouse) is a minimum- to medium-security institution that houses inmates sentenced to a maximum of one year. RCCF also administers the electronic home monitoring and work release programs.  

The Adult Detention Center employs over 130 law enforcement, correctional, and medical staff.
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The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office ensures that deaf and hard-of-hearing people have full and equal enjoyment of its services, privileges, facilities, advantages and accommodations, and it will provide auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication with these individuals. Free sign language and oral interpreters, TTYs and other services are available to deaf and hard-of-hearing detainees.  Please contact the Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office at 651-266-9350.

Office Address
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Adult Detention Center
425 Grove Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

Contact Information
Phone: 651-266-9350

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Lobby Hours
24 hours, seven days a week

Mission Statement
The Detention Services Division creates a safe, secure, and humane environment for detainees and staff, and promotes public safety together with other agencies

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Minnesota's First Law Enforcement Agency - Established 1849

Sheriff Matt Bostrom