Sheriff's Office

Houston County Jail

PREA Violation Form

Mark Schiltz
Jail Administrator
306 S. Marshall St.
Caledonia, MN  55921
p: (507) 725-3379 ext 4120
f: (507) 725-5249

Tip Line: (507) 725-5122

Houston County Jail

Jail Administration

Crime Victims

Fee Schedule

Jail Programs

Volunteers

Applicant Fingerprints

Detainees Canteen


Contacting Inmates

Mailing address

Video Visitation

Inmate Phones


Administration

Sheriff Doug Ely:  507-725-3379 extension 4101                                     

Chief Deputy Scott Yeiter  507-725-3379 extension  4102                        

Jail Administrator Mark P. Schiltz  507-725-3379 extension 4120


Crime Victims

If you are a victim and wish to have notification on an offender's incarceration status, you can register at any time by calling toll-free 1-877-MN-4-VINE or 1-877-664-8463 or click here. When the offender is released, transferred, or escapes, the registered person(s) will receive an automatic telephone notification. (Do not depend solely on the VINE Service for your protection. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released). 

You may also contact Houston County Victims Services Office at 507-725-5831.


Video Visitation       

At the Houston County Jail you will encounter “video visiting”. This means there is no face to face contact between the visitor and the detainee. Our Visiting Hours are:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Sunday:  7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

You may register at https://visitation.co.houston.mn.us   You may also register at the time of visit. It is encouraged to register on-line as these will have priority designated time allotments.  Each time you visit you will need present a pictured identification card or pictured driver’s license.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The children must be supervised at all times while in the facility. 

 


 Inmate Phone System

You may leave a message for an inmate by calling 507-725-3379 extension 3, option 3 and listen to the following instructions. If you are having problems or wish to purchase phone time you may call the Reliance Telephone Vendor at 1-800-896-3201.


Detainees Canteen 

Cash or credit card deposits are accepted for a detainee via our lobby kiosk, or deposits can be made online at www.InmateCanteen.com.

Postal Mail to Inmates:

“The Inmates Name”
C/O Houston County Jail
306 South Marshall Street
Caledonia, MN 55921


Programs at the Houston County Jail

Alcoholics Anonymous
Adult Basic Education
Religion Services
Chemical Dependency
Job Search and Job Skills
Narcotics Anonymous
Library
Recreational time
Inmate Worker Program
Work release program
Sentence to Service


Volunteering

Volunteers play a significant role to assist with some of the programming listed above. 
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please give us a call at 507-725-3379 ext 4120.


Applicant Fingerprints 

The public can obtain applicant fingerprints by registering with the Administrative Assistants at 507-725-3379 ext 2 option 1.  Applicant fingerprints are completed on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  You must make an appointment prior to being fingerprinted.  Cost of fingerprinting is located here. 

Jail History

The original historic jail which is still standing was built in 1875 to house both male and female prisoners.  The Sheriff, his wife and family resided in historic jail up to the 1970’s. In the late 1970’s, the interior of the jail was remodeled.  The historic jail was placed on the state and national historic registry.  It was licensed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections as the oldest operating jail in the State of Minnesota prior to closing in October 2011 with a maximum capacity of 14 beds to house adult males only.

Houston County Jail in 1919

The current Houston County Justice Center was opened on October 31, 2011 licensed to house 30 male and female prisoners. The facility offers video visitation, inmate recreation, inmate programming, inmate canteen, full service kitchen, inmate laundry and inmate phone service.   The facility was constructed with 41 unit cells with the capability of double bunking in each unit. The sally port is located off of South Marshall Street on the north side of the facility.  The public parking is located along East South Street to accommodate the Justice Center and the Historic Courthouse.  Additional occupancy of the facility includes the Sheriff Office, Court Administration, Department of Corrections, County Attorney and Victim Services.  The Architect of the facility was Klein/McCarthy Architect of St. Louis Park, MN.  The Construction Manager of the facility was Knutson Construction of Rochester, MN.  

 

 
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