62741 Co Rd. 551
Togo, MN  55723
phone 218/376-4411
fax 218/376-4489

Gino Anselmo, Superintendent

Daily Inmate Profile Report


The MCF-Togo houses up-to 90 adult male Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP) offenders.

The facility opened in 1955 as “Thistledew Camp” for youth. In 2015, the MCF-Togo’s mission changed from juveniles to minimum-security adults. 

CIP-Togo is a minimum security boot camp program mandated by the Legislature in 1992 that allows non-violent offenders who qualify to earn early release. Phase 1 is a six-month, intensive program for up to 90 non-violent drug and property male offenders. Programming components include education, critical thinking skills development, chemical dependency programming, and rigorous physical exercise. Phases 2 and 3, supervised release phases, are generally six months in duration and served in the community. 

Facility work and programming include:

•             MINNCOR Industries firewood bundling for state parks

•             Chemical dependency treatment serving up to 90 offenders

•             Adult Basic Education and GED program

•             Community work crews

CIP visiting staff contact is 218-376-4060.

Driving Directions: From the town of Nashwauk take Hwy. 65 north and travel approximately 30 miles; watch for mile marker 203. Turn left at County Road 551 and travel 3 miles. 

The MCF-Togo entrance is on your left at the point where the pavement ends (there is a large sign at the facility entrance).

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

All Togo visitors must mail their applications to MCF-Rush City Attn: Visiting Unit, 7600 525th Street, Rush City, MN 55069.