The Minnesota Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping all records for inmates serving out their sentence in Minnesota state prisons.
You can search the Minnesota Department of Corrections database online. All you need is their MNDOC number or their first and last name. The database is updated regularly. However, it can take several business days for newly sentenced inmates to show up in the public database. The public database includes those currently in prison, on probation, and those who were released from prison.
Unlike the state of Minnesota, Minnesota city and county jails keep their own databases and records separate. If you are looking for an inmate in any of those jails, you will need to contact the proper authorities.
When an offender is housed in state prison, they are the property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Minnesota Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The MNDOC number will take precedence during all searches. The MNDOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their MNDOC number by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their MNDOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the MNDOC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s MNDOC number or there are no search results for the MNDOC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the Minnesota jails inmate search:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Granite Falls City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Yellow Medicine County|
|Red River Valley Juvenile Center, Minnesota||County Jail||Polk County|
|Brooklyn Park City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Hennepin County|
|Brown County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Brown County|
|Cass County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Cass County|
|Meeker County Jail & Detention, Minnesota||County Jail||Meeker County|
|Mille Lacs County Juvenile Detention, Minnesota||County Jail||Mille Lacs County|
|Chisago County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Chisago County|
|Itasca County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Itasca County|
|St. Louis County Juvenile Detention, Minnesota||County Jail||St. Louis County|
|Prairie Correctional Facility – CCA – VACANT, Minnesota||Private Facility||Swift County|
|Dakota County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Dakota County|
|Isanti County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Isanti County|
|Coon Rapids City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Anoka County|
|Carver County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Carver County|
|Fergus Falls City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Otter Tail County|
|Moose Lake City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Carlton County|
|McLeod County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||McLeod County|
|Itasca County Jail Annex, Minnesota||County Jail||Itasca County|
|Steele County Detention Center, Minnesota||County Jail||Steele County|
|Todd County Jail & Detention Center, Minnesota||County Jail||Todd County|
|Wilkin County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Wilkin County|
|Chippewa County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Chippewa County|
|Dodge County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Dodge County|
|Traverse County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Traverse County|
|Circle Pines City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Anoka County|
|Fillmore County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Fillmore County|
|International Falls City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Koochiching County|
|Washington County Juvenile Detention, Minnesota||County Jail||Washington County|
|Long Prairie City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Todd County|
|Maple Grove Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Hennepin County|
|St. Louis County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||St. Louis County|
|Kanabec County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Kanabec County|
|Stearns County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Stearns County|
|Aitkin County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Aitkin County|
|Minnesota State Prison – Willow River/Moose Lake, Minnesota||State Prison||Carlton County|
|Virginia Jail & Holding Facility, Minnesota||City Jail||St. Louis County|
|Douglas County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Douglas County|
|Washington County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Washington County|
|Anoka County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Anoka County|
|Challenge Incarceration Program, Minnesota||State Prison||County|
|Clearwater County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Clearwater County|
|Crookston City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Polk County|
|St. Joseph City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Stearns County|
|West Central Regional Juvenile Center (WCRJC), Minnesota||Regional Facility||Clay County|
|Olivia City Jail, Minnesota||City Jail||Renville County|
|Minnesota State Prison Rush City, Minnesota||State Prison||Chisago County|
|Rice County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Rice County|
|Wabasha County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Wabasha County|
|Nicollet County Jail, Minnesota||County Jail||Nicollet County|