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Detention Services (Jail)

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