Visiting

Adult Visiting Information 

Visiting maintains healthy family and community relationships.  

Visiting can help offenders begin to build the support networks they will need after release. Research conducted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections has shown that positive interactions with friends and family can actually lower recidivism.  

For these positive interactions to occur the visiting room must be a secure environment where offenders and families can feel safe.  To maintain this environment, offenders and visitors are required to obey the rules of the visiting room.  Failure to do so may result in warning, termination of visits, placement on non-contact visiting status or suspension or revocation of the visiting privilege. 

Normal Visiting Schedules
Each facility has an established visiting schedule.  Click below for visiting hours.

MCF- Faribault
MCF-Lino Lakes
MCF-Oak Park Heights
MCF-Rush City
MCF-St. Cloud
MCF-Shakopee
MCF-Stillwater
MCF-Willow River/Moose Lake
Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP) - Willow River
Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP) - MCF-Togo

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 

*Willow River and Togo Challenge Incarceration Program offenders may have visitors on holidays IF the holiday falls on a regularly-scheduled visiting day.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Statewide Visiting Room Rules

Statewide visiting Room Rules (English) pdf.png
Statewide visiting Room Rules (Spanish) 
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Visiting Restrictions 

Visiting Restrictions for Visitors (English) pdf.png
Visiting Restrictions for Visitors (Spanish) pdf.png 

Visiting Restrictions for Offenders (English) pdf.png
Visiting Restrictions for Offenders (Spanish) pdf.png
  

Visiting Applications

Visiting Privilege Application Form (English) pdf.png
Visiting Privilege Application Form  (Spanish) pdf.png

Notarized Minor Escort Authorization  (English) pdf.png
Notarized Minor Escort Authorization  (Spanish) pdf.png