Corrections | Jail Division
About the Division
The Chisago County Sheriff's Office Corrections | Jail Division provides, in partnership with our community, a safe, secure, constitutional and humane detention facility in the most respectful, professional, and fiscally responsible manner as possible.
- Public Need To Know Information
- Jail Phone Number: 651-257-2931
The Chisago County Jail maintains an account for every inmate, which may be used to purchase items from the commissary, co-pays for medical services, and other incurred expenses.
Child Drug Testing
Any parent or guardian of a minor child, who is a resident of Chisago County, may pick up a drug testing urine kit at the Chisago County Jail at no charge. Bring proof you are a county resident, such as a driver's license, and you will be provided with a kit and instructions.
The Chisago County Jail operates a commissary service, which allows inmates to purchase basic need items such as personal hygiene items, writing accessories, over the counter healthcare items, and food products.
The Chisago County Jail offers many different educational programs that include self help topics through the volunteer program.
The Chisago County Jail provides inmates three well balanced meals per day.
The Chisago County Jail provides access to medical staff that includes a public health nurse, doctor, and mental health professionals. All correctional officers are CPR certified.
Huber / Work Release
Huber / Work Release is a privilege that allows an inmate to go to work while they are incarcerated; this allows them to maintain their jobs, but they must report back to the jail immediately after their work hours. The judge must grant Huber and then the jail will verify the employment and determine whether all requirements are met. The fact that Huber has been granted does not guarantee that you will be allowed out to work as they must meet program requirements.
The Chisago County Jail processes all incoming and outgoing mail correspondence; this mail is scanned and inspected to detect criminal activity and court order compliance.
The Chisago County Jail provides, through an outside vendor, phone service for inmates, which includes the sale of online phone cards and a complete tracking and recording of all calls made with the exception of attorney calls.
The Chisago County Sheriff's Office utilizes and is very thankful for the knowledge and special skills of approximately 50 civilian volunteers to assist with jail programming. Some of the programs and topics offered to the inmates include: Wings To Freedom, Victory Over Addiction, Celebrate Recovery, Inside Up / Outside Down, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and parenting skills.
Sentence to Service
Sentence to Service (STS) is a jail alternative program, in partnership with the State of Minnesota, for low-risk offenders, designed to repay the community for harm incurred by an offender. STS avoids costly incarceration and provides work projects that are of benefit to the citizens of Chisago County by improving the condition of its resources and improves competency levels for inmates through completion of meaningful work experiences. By participating in STS, inmates are able to indirectly make amends for their actions by contributing to work projects that add significant value to organizations and communities throughout the county. Under the direction of STS crew leaders, work projects are completed for public, non-profit, and government agencies. Examples of work projects include: trail and prairie restoration for state and county agencies, recycling for county buildings, natural disaster relief, painting, and/or general clean-up.
The Chisago County Jail offers a wide range of religious services to meet the needs of all inmates.
Walk In Warrants
The Jail accepts walk in warrants. Persons with an outstanding warrant may turn themselves into the Chisago County Jail, prior to 6:30 a.m., Monday - Friday, at which time arrangements will be made for wanted persons to be arraigned in court, if there is a judge available.
The current Chisago County Jail was built in 1978 and underwent a major expansion, completed in 1992, which brought the facility to the current size of 53 beds. However, the jail is currently operating on a variance issued by the Minnesota DOC to house up to 67 inmates. The jail currently employs 17 full-time and one part-time correctional officer. Due to overcrowding that cannot be accommodated, a large number of inmates are housed in other facilities. Therefore, 2 correctional officers work in the capacity of full-time transport officers.
Captain | Jail Administrator Chris Thoma oversees the Corrections | Jail Division and can be reached at 651-213-5765 or by email.