- Inmate mail
- Inmate phone calls
- Medication/Health Care
- Reporting Sexual Misconduct
If you plan to visit with a minor child, we recommend that you visit the inmate once on your own, before bringing the child. This will provide you with an opportunity to understand the process and the facilities' rules so that you can help support your child when he or she visits. See web page on visiting with children.
If you want to be sure visitation has not been canceled for the day, please call 651-430-7900 and talk to the operator. We cannot tell you if your name is on the inmate's visiting list. We can only tell you if the inmate has a visitor list. The operator can tell you if an inmate is allowed a visit. Disciplinary lockdown or facility lockdown would be examples where an inmate could not visit.
Inmate E-mail and Photos
Family and friends are now able to send e-mails and pictures to inmates by setting up an account with www.accesscorrections.com or by calling 800-546-6283. There is a fee for this service. Once the account is set up, inmates can also send e-mails back to the account holder. E-mails and photos are reviewed by Jail Administration before they can be seen by the inmate. You will be notified if your e-mail or photo is rejected.
Mail to Inmates
- Mail is delivery on Monday - Friday with the exception of holidays.
- All mail is opened and inspected by jail staff prior to delivery.
- Legal mail to inmates will only be opened in the presence of the addressee.
If you wish to send a letter to an inmate in the Washington County Jail, the mailing envelope must be addressed as follows:
Inmate’s Full Name
Washington County Jail
15015 62nd St. N.
P.O. Box 3801
Stillwater, MN 55082
Mail to Inmates No Longer in Custody
Mail received for inmates who have been transferred to another facility or released will be returned to sender. Please include a return address on all mail.
All mail to inmates must be sent through the United States Postal Service or a valid delivery service, such as UPS, Fed Ex, DHL, etc. The jail staff will not deliver phone or dropped off messages to the inmates. Do not send cash or money orders through the mail. The jail will not accept Polaroid pictures or letters with glue or glitter. Stickers will be removed as will anything suspicious. Pictures that show nudity or have sexual innuendo will not be accepted. These items will be returned to the sender.
Funds Received by Mail
No funds received through the mail will be credited to an inmate’s account. If you wish to put money into an inmate’s account, you must use one of the following methods:
- Deposit cash or use a credit card in the Jail Lobby Kiosk
- Make a phone deposit by calling 866-345-1884
- Make an internet deposit using the website
Deposits for individual inmates are limited to $300 every 14 days. A fee may be charged for each deposit.
Inmate Debit Calling Account
With an inmate debit account, inmates may make local, long distance, or international calls to landlines and cell phones.
Open an Inmate Debit Account
When you were booked in, an inmate debit account was automatically opened for you with a $0 balance. To make calls, funds simply need to be added to the account.
Adding funds to an inmate debit account
- Make a commissary request to transfer money from your facility trust / commissary account to your inmate debit calling account
- Ask your friends and family members to add money directly to your inmate debit account online or at 800-844-6591
- Ask a question: http://securus.custhelp.com/app/ask
Based on facility requirements, your facility may only allow one or both of these funding methods.
Receive Inmate Calls
If your friends and family members are having trouble receiving your calls, ask them to contact Securus Correctional Billing Services at 800-844-6591.
Collect a Refund
Canteen and phone refunds will be given to you upon release if you have remaining funds. Booking fees and indigent supplies will be deducted from your account first. Past debts will also be deducted.
Health Care Services
Services provided include:
- Medical care
- Dental care
- Psychological care from licensed professionals within our community.
Several registered nurses on site during the week Monday through Friday. There is one registered nurse on site during the weekend. Inmates have access to their prescription medications and may purchase over the counter medications. Doctor, dentist, and nurse visits are given for a nominal fee. Inmates who have medical insurance are billed for services rendered.
Family members and friends can drop off medications in the main lobby of the jail.
The jail only accepts valid, non-expired prescriptions. Authorized items such as contact lenses solutions will only be accepted in new, unopened, non tampered containers.
Due to patient confidentiality and HIPPA regulations, we are unable to answer medical questions and concerns over the phone. The inmate must sign a HIPPA Release of Information Form before any information can be given out in writing.
Turnkey Corrections - Inmate Commissary
There are two options to give an inmate money:
- Jail lobby kiosk to deposit cash or by credit card
- Limited to $150 per credit card transaction and $500 per month
- Cash - unlimited amount
- Fees: Cash - $2.00, Credit card - $8.95 / transaction
- Internet deposits - InmateCanteen.com
- Fee $8.95
Inmate E-mail and Photos
Family and friends are now able to send e-mails and pictures to inmates by setting up an account with InmateCanteen.com. There is a fee of $0.25 per message for this service. Once the account is set up, inmates can also send e-mails back to the account holder. E-mails and photos are reviewed by Jail Administration before they can be seen by the inmate. You will be notified if your e-mail or photo is rejected.
- New and used books may be dropped off at the service window in the jail lobby.
- Once they are searched by the programs staff they will be given to the inmate.
- When the inmate is released the book becomes the property of the Washington County Jail.
- No newspapers or magazines are allowed in the jail.
- Inmates will be given a free Bible or Koran if they request one through programs staff.
- Single keys and money may be released if requested by the inmate in writing.
- Other items such as clothes, credit cards, jewelry, shoes, coats, etc., must be all released at the same time.
- Inmates must have one full set of clothing at the jail at all time.
- EBT cards will only be released to the party it is registered to on the card itself.
- Inmates must request items be picked up in writing 24 hours in advance.
- The person picking up the items must provide a valid government agency picture ID with date of birth
You may drop off clothing for:
- STS or Work Release inmates
- Inmates that need clothing for jury trial once a trial date has been set
- A one-time exchange of clean clothes may be done at anytime
Medication and medical devices
Medical devices and medications may be dropped off at anytime.
Certain medical items such as contact lenses and solutions may be dropped off as long as they are new and untampered with. The inmate must receive medical authorization from our nurse before these items will be accepted.
Reporting Sexual Harassment or Misconduct (PREA: Prison Rape Elimination Act-2003)
The Washington County Sheriff's Office adult Jail and Juvenile Holding facility has a zero-tolerance policy concerning any sexual misconduct between inmates or between staff and inmates. As a relative or friend of an inmate, you have the right to report sexual misconduct and remain free from any retaliation regardless of your English speaking proficiency, physical or mental disability, or any limitation you have in reading or writing.
Special accommodations will be made to the best of the Sheriff's Office ability following the notification of staff.
Report Sexual Abuse/Sexual Harassment using any of the procedures listed below:
- Call 651-430-7900 and ask to speak to the Asst. Jail Administrator or Jail Sergeant.
- Ask to speak to an Administrator or Jail Sergeant in person.
- Call the 24-hour Non-Emergency Sheriff’s Office line at 651-439-9381 and ask to speak to the Jail Sergeant.
- Write a letter to the Assistant Jail Administrator at the Washington County Jail, 15015 62nd St. North, Stillwater MN 55082
Persons who knowingly file false criminal sexual conduct reports will face criminally prosecution.
Prison Rape Elimination Act 2003