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Visiting an Inmate

Public Visiting Hours

Inmates wishing to receive a public visit must first complete a visitor list and then schedule the date and time of the visit.  Inmates may only schedule one 20-minute visit per visiting day.  All visitors must be listed on the inmate’s visitor list.  No walk-in visits are allowed.

All public visits will be non-contact visits conducted via a video monitor located in the Adult Detention Center lobby (425 Grove Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota).

It is the inmate’s responsibility to let the visitor know when they can visit.  Adult Detention Center staff does not provide visiting information.

Public visiting is only permitted during the following hours:

Day of the Week Public Visiting Hours
Sunday 9:00 am – 11:00 am 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Public Visiting Guidelines

Visitors to Adult Detention Center must abide by a number of guidelines.  These guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • All visitors must present valid state or federally issued photo identification.
  • All visitors must be appropriately dressed.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to use cell phones in the visiting area. 
  • Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Any infractions of these guidelines may result in the denial of future visits.  Any visitor that does not comply with Adult Detention Center visiting guidelines will not be allowed to visit.  The Adult Detention Center reserves the right to end a visit before the end of the visiting time.

Professional Visiting Hours

Attorneys, probation officers, and other authorized  professionals may visit an inmate any day of the week.  Interns are not considered professional visitors.

Professional visiting must occur during the following hours:

Professional Visiting Hours
7:30 am – 10:30 am 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
11:30 am – 2:00 pm 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Professional Visiting Guidelines

Professional visitors to Adult Detention Center must abide by a number of guidelines.  These guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Professional visitors must present identification or credentials.
  • Cell phones and weapons are prohibited.
  • Excess clothing or other items are not allowed within secure areas.


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

Sheriff Matt Bostrom