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Closed Holidays
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West Door

Aitkin County Jail  - 
Information for Friends & Family

The Aitkin County Jail does encourage family and friends to maintain contact with their loved one in the jail. Jail security requirements do place some limits on contact.

In person visiting:

The jail has three opportunities to visit weekly:
     Sundays       1:00pm to 4:00pm (last appointment 3:30pm)
     Tuesdays      6:00pm to 9:00pm (last appointment 8:30pm)
     Thursdays    1:00pm to 4:00pm (last appointment 3:30pm)

Visits are scheduled in 25 minute blocks. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. The appointments can be scheduled at 218-927-7444, Monday through Friday during regular business hours ONLY. A visitor must appear on an offender’s visitor list, contact them if you are not on their list. Visitors are subject to an ID check at check-in and maybe searched at anytime during the visit.

With few exceptions, the jail does not accept anything dropped off for offenders. The US Mail is the preferred route to send your loved one money or property.

Telephone service:

The jail does have a telephone system for making collect calls or calls by calling card. Cards are available for purchase in $10 increments. Outside calling cards do not work. Reliance Telephone is our service provider, an account can be set up at the following number, 800-896-3201.

The jail does not accept incoming phone calls for offenders. There is a messaging line for offenders at 218-429-5722. Use of this system requires creating a pin account after arrival in the jail. We encourage using the first 3 or 4 letters of the offender's last name. All telephone calls are recorded.

Mail service:

We accept mail at the following address:

c/o Aitkin County Jail
218 1st St NW
Aitkin, MN 56431

Offenders are limited in the items they may have. Avoid sending large quantities of material, excess and prohibited property will be stored until the offender's release.

Money should be sent through the mail; we accept money orders and cashier checks only.

Property allowed to be dropped at the jail:

  • Clothing for STS or Work Release.
  • Medications in their original prescription bottle with script clearly visible on bottle.
  • Glasses and contact lens supplies.
  • Legal papers and bills requiring immediate action.

All property left at the jail 30 days after a release or transfer to another facility will be treated as donated to the jail or destroyed.