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What Are The Procedures? 

Fingerprinting an inmateEach visitor is required to register. Any visitor appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be denied the visit and asked to leave the facility. Visitors are not allowed to use tobacco, eat or drink during the visitation. Any visitor who attempts to smuggle tobacco or other prohibited materials into the jail will be asked to leave and have further visits denied. Rules of appropriate conduct apply to visitors as well as inmates during visits.

All visitors will be required to go through a metal detector and may be searched. Refusal will result in denial of visiting privileges. Visitors will not be allowed to carry anything on their person that has not been approved by jail staff.  Lockers are provided for visitors' property.

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How Can I Find an Inmate?





If they are currently being held in the St. Louis County Jail system: The St. Louis County jail roster is now available online! The roster is updated hourly. Incoming arrestees may not show up immediately, since they may be in the jail intake and not listed on the roster until they have been assigned a booking number.

If they are currently in prison in the State of Minnesota: An Offender Locator search can be used to retrieve public information about adult offenders who have been committed to the Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections, and who are still under their jurisdiction (i.e. in prison, or released from prison and still under supervision).

If they are in a federal prison:The Federal Bureau of Prisons is responsible for the custody and care of sentenced Federal inmates, as well as a significant number of pretrial detainees and pre-sentenced offenders for the U.S. Marshals Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The Bureau also has custodial responsibility for District of Columbia felons sentenced to terms of imprisonment.




VINELink: The Minnesota State Victim Notification Service (VINE) is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive telephone and email notification when their offender's custody status changes. This service is brought to you by Sheriff Ross Litman. The VINE Toll Free Number for MN VINE is 1.877.664.8463.


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