Minnesota Correctional Facility - Oak Park Heights

5329 Osgood Avenue North
Stillwater, Minnesota  55082-1117
phone 651/779-1400
fax 651/779-1385

Custody Level: Level 5 Maximum

Michelle Smith, Warden

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MCF-Oak Park Heights opened in 1982.  With a population of up to 473, it has the highest custody level in the DOC system.

Most of the offenders housed here are classified as maximum custody or extreme risks to the public. However, the facility also contains a modern medical infirmary designed to handle transitional health care needs for offenders transferred from other facilities, as well as mental health unit designed to program offenders with severe mental health needs.  Offenders from other facilities are often transferred to MCF-Oak Park Heights to receive medical care.

Inmates participate in highly-structured programming including industry, education, and institutional housekeeping.

Oak Park Heights is the site of the consolidated offender canteen service, operated by MINNCOR Industries and servicing all department adult facilities. 

Visiting - Oak Park Heights

Contact visits are limited to a total of 4 visitors (with exception of two additional children under 2 years of age).  Non-Contact visits are limited to a total of 2 visitors (with the exception of one additional child under 2 years of age). Any more would be considered special visits and must be pre-approved due to limited space.


Hours of Visiting


Monday - Friday

No visiting

Saturday and Sunday

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration ends at 9:45 a.m.

11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration ends at 1:15 p.m.

Holidays (see below)

No visiting

Visiting Staff Contacts:  651-779-1400, ext. 149 or 501.   Please call during visiting hours. 

Seg visits and all "Other Non-Contact" visits: 

Effective 12/20/14, Non-Contact Visits for Offenders on In House Segregation and General Population Offenders with Restrictions will be on a First Come First Serve basis.  Visitors are no longer required to call 24 hours in advance to schedule a non-contact visit with offenders on this status.  These visits will occur in the Level 4 Non-Contact Area during regular Visiting hours.  **Please note the procedure to visit CX5/ACU offenders remains the same.

All CX5 Segregation and ACU Visits must be schedule 24 hours in advance

CX5           Saturday   0800 (4 slots)  AND  0915 (4 slots)

ACU          Sunday      1200 (2 slots)  AND  1315 (2 slots)

For more information, contact 651-779-1400, ext. 122 or 185. 

Directions:  Take Hwy 36 east to Osgood Ave and turn right.  The facility is about one mile on the left side of Osgood Ave.  

Transportation:  Transportation is available through the MTC bus service.  Contact the MTC for information at 612-349-7000.

Visiting Regulations:  Please read the Inmate Visiting Information prior to visits. 

There is no visiting on the following State recognized holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving and the following Friday
  • Christmas Day