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Anoka County Jail Division

One of the primary duties of the Sheriff’s Office is the management of the jail. The Anoka County Jail is a 248-bed facility. We house primarily non-sentenced inmates in a combination of direct supervision and remote supervision housing units. The jail will strive to provide programs and services that are designed to meet the individual problems and needs of the detainees in a cost effective and efficient manner. The Anoka County Jail shall be operating in a manner that meets or exceeds state and national standards.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Anoka County Jail is to provide secure, safe, humane confinement to individuals legally committed to the jail.

Jail Information Line

Jail Information – (763) 422-6906

Searchable Jail Custody List

A searchable list of in-custody inmates is available at the link below. This list includes adult persons in custody at the Anoka County Jail or Workhouse facilities. The list is updated daily by 600 A.M. In-custody inmate link: 

Public Fingerprints

Jail deputies will take public fingerprints between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. The fingerprinting fee is $20.00. Cash only please. Checks, credit or debit cards are not accepted. Please make sure you bring a government issued photo ID. Without an ID, we will not process your fingerprints.

VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday

The Minnesota VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of an offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the Minnesota VINE system is 877-MN4-VINE or 877-664-8463. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about an offender's custody status. You can also access the information through their website by clicking here or by using their new mobile app, VINEmobile.

Inmate Money/Commissary Account

The Anoka County Jail provides family members and friends of incarcerated individuals with an array of options for making deposits into the inmate’s account. These options include:

  • Toll Free Number (866-345-1884) – A friend or family member will have the ability to call a toll free number and speak with a Customer Service Representative to deposit money into an inmate’s trust account using a credit or debit card.
  • Website – A depositor can visit or and deposit funds into a friend or family member's account using a credit or debit card.
  • Lobby Kiosk – This kiosk is located in the lobby of the jail facility. The kiosk allows friends and family members the ability to deposit funds into an inmate’s account using cash, credit and debit cards 24 hours a day.

All three options listed above are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone Calls/Messages

Inmates cannot receive incoming telephone calls or messages. In case of emergencies, inmates will be notified and be allowed to make an outgoing call. Absent disciplinary restrictions, an inmate is free to place phone calls daily from approximately 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. The recipient of any inmate collect call from the jail will first hear a recorded message that details how such a call may be accepted or declined. The calling inmate is not connected to the call recipient until the call has been accepted. If you are receiving unwanted calls from an inmate, you may block further calls by following the prompts at the time you receive the call or by contacting the Anoka County Jail at (763) 323-5102.

Inmate telephone services are provided under a contract with ICSolutions. Other than an initial free call at the time of booking, all calls made by inmates are fee based. Rates will vary based upon the location of the called party. A cost estimate is available prior to accepting the call or by contacting ICSolutions. Questions about billing or connectivity issues should be addressed to ICSolutions at:



Customer Service:       1-888-506-8407

Three telephone service funding options are available to inmates, their family and friends.  They are:

  • Collect Calls – If your telephone line accepts collect calls, simply follow the telephone prompts to accept the call. The call will automatically be billed to your account.
  • Pre-Paid Calling Card – Inmates may purchase pre-paid calling cards through the jail commissary. Money may be placed in an inmate’s commissary account online, by telephone or at the kiosk in the jail lobby. For further information, see the Inmate Money/Commissary Account section above.
  • Pre-Paid Account – Family members may set up a pre-paid telephone account for inmates. This can be done by telephone at 1-888-506-8407 online or at the ICSolutions website:

Social Visiting 

Social Visiting Hours for Adults are as follows:

  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Holidays: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Social Visiting Hours for children/families are as follows:

  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Visiting Rules

Rules for visitors are available for your review at the attached link: Visiting Rules


Privileged Mail

Jail staff shall forward privileged mail (Correspondence or mail between an inmate and an elected official, officials of the Department of Corrections, attorneys or other officers of the court.) unopened to the inmate’s housing unit. Deputies assigned to that unit will only open and inspect the mail in the presence of the inmate to whom it is addressed. 

Social Mail

The mailing address for inmate mail is:
Inmate’s full name
Anoka County Jail
325 E Jackson St
Anoka, MN 55303

Letters or packages arriving “postage due” or “C.O.D.” will not be accepted. Mail containing materials and information that is prohibited by jail policy, detrimental to facility security, public safety and the orderly operation of the facility is not allowed. Examples of prohibited items would include but not be limited to:

  • Instructions on the manufacturing of homemade weapons, bombs, explosives or escape materials;
  • Instructions on the manufacturing of alcoholic beverages;
  • Instructions on how to defeat locks and restraint devices;
  • Magazine subscriptions;
  • Newspaper subscriptions;
  • Photographs or artwork that contain nudity, or are sexually explicit;
  • Gang related drawings or materials;
  • Post cards, letters or greeting cards treated with or containing a foreign substance. Examples of a foreign substance would include, but not be limited to glitter, stickers, perfume, etc;
  • Mail describing or encouraging activities which may lead to the use of physical violence;
  • Plans to commit illegal activities;
  • Mail that is addressed or intended for a person who holds a no contact order or order for protection against the inmate or an associate of the inmate;
  • Plans to violate jail regulations or other written instructions; or
  • Mail written in code.

Mail containing cash, money orders, personal checks or corporate checks will be returned to sender or placed in the inmate’s property.

Release of Inmate Property
Inmate property can be released to family or friends after an inmate completes a property transfer specifying the intended recipient. Property may be picked up between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday through Friday or during scheduled visiting hours. A government-issued photo ID is required to receive the property. Please allow up to 48 hours for processing.


  • Warrants Unit

    The Jail Division also includes the Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit. Each year nearly 12,000 warrants are issued and processed through the unit. Warrants are entered into both a statewide and nationwide database. Detention staff also verifies the existence of warrants and removes them from the database systems. For information on warrants, call 763-422-7500.


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