(Updated: 9/16/21) In-person visiting at MCF-Faribault is closed until further notice.
MCF-Faribault consists of a medium-security facility and a minimum-security unit located outside the secure perimeter. With a combined population capacity of 2,000 adult males, MCF-Faribault is the largest facility in the DOC system.
- MINNCOR Industries, including wood furniture manufacturing, laundry, cleaning products, and subcontract work.
- A 176-bed treatment unit for alcohol and drug abuse
- A unit designed to house geriatric and other individuals who are unable to care for themselves in a normal correctional environment
- The facility was originally a state hospital that was shut down in the 1980’s. In 1989, the Legislature authorized its conversion to correctional use.
New Dimensions Chemical Dependency Program: In addition to primary treatment groups and activities, additional programming includes but is not limited to Effectiveness Skills, Domestic Violence, Health Realization/Mindfulness, Abused Boys Wounded Men, Parenting in Recovery, Lifeblood and Release and Reintegration.
General Education: Basic Adult Education, English as a Second Language, GED Preparation; leader for MN Standard Adult Diploma program
Career/Technical: Computer Literacy, Microsoft Office Specialist, A+ Computer Maintenance, Small Business Management, Mechanical Drafting, Carpentry, Cabinetmaking, Advanced Cabinetmaking, Drywall Installation and Repair, Floorcovering, Heavy Equipment, Manufacturing Skills
Supplemental Educational Programming: Career & Employability Skills, Forklift Training, MN Prison Writers Workshop, Reading is Fundamental
Life Skills Education: Parenting Education
Cognitive Skills: Thinking for a Change
Higher Education: College Transfer Coursework, College Preparation Coursework, and Accuplacer Testing, Full time AA program, Mechatronics, College Correspondence Courses
Transitions Pre-Release Programming: Pre-release class, Employment Seminars, Budgeting and Finance Seminars, Drivers testing
MINNCOR: Industry Diversified, Industry Woodshop, Industry Laundry, Chemical Bottling, and Sub-Contract Partnerships.
Volunteer Programming: 400+ volunteers offering optional programming, including but not limited to, religious services, Alcoholic Anonymous, Alternatives to Violence
Behavioral Health Services: Services include assessment, individual and group therapy, and crisis intervention. Group therapy includes Anger Management, Adapt and Overcome, Emotional Intensity Disorder (EIM), Adjustment, Transitional Services Program, Supportive Living Services, Linden Support, Sleep and Anxiety, and Release and Reintegration, which are primarily available via a referral process.
Miscellaneous: Apiary (bee) program, Restorative Justice, Long Term Offender Group, Bereavement and Loss, Prison Fellowship, Special Engineers/Boilers Operational Licensure Program, Safe Serve.
Visiting: (Updated: 9/9/21) In-person visiting at MCF-Faribault has resumed.
Visits can be scheduled in advance by calling 507-332-4500 or using the Online Scheduling Option: https://login.nowaitinside.com/#/booking/Fc355bZn2AB5FeqPSxhZmiCM (won't open in Internet Explorer - use another browser)
To schedule a visit over the phone, call between the hours of 11:45 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. (Thurs – Fri) and 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All regulations per Visiting Policy #302.100 will be followed.
o All visitors must be on the approved visiting list.
o All visitors must be listed on the scheduled visit - 3 visitors allowed on each visit.
o No other person may join the visit at any time if not on the list
o Visitors must schedule a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
As this is a new process, instructions will be made available to the visitor when a visit is set up.
Thursday and Friday
11:20 a.m. to 8:25 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Registration desk is closed from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Holidays (See below)
Visiting Staff Contact: (507) 332-4500. Please call during visiting hours.
Visiting for Restrictive Housing population
All restrictive housing visits are non-contact and conducted via video. Duration is 1 hour.
Saturday and Sunday
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Call 24 hours in advance to schedule a restrictive housing visit.
Call (507-334-0700 or 507-334-0790) on Wednesday - Friday, and weekends during visiting hours
Non-Contact Visiting Hours:
Thursday and Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
K4D Video or Non-Contact Visiting Hours
K4D Video Visiting:
Thursday and Friday: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
K4D Non-Contact Visiting:
Thursday and Friday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Call 24 hours in advance to schedule a K4D/Non-Contact visit.
Call (507-334-0700 or 507-334-0790) on Thursday - Friday, and weekends during visiting hours
Visiting Staff Contact: 507-334-0700. Please call during visiting hours.
All visiting applications must be sent to MCF-Rush City Attn: Visiting Unit, 7600 525th Street, Rush City, MN 55069.
Visiting Regulations: Please read Visiting Information prior to visits.
Professional Visits: We will be allowing professional visits beginning Thursday June 3rd. Visits must be pre-scheduled at least four days in advance, will be held on Thursdays 11:15 am to 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. At this time in order to maintain the CDC direction of social distancing and cohorts these visits will be one hour long and held in the non-contact area of the visiting room. Privacy is given in this area through limiting the visiting spots to two at a time and conversations held over telephone with glass between. Any necessary documents for the Incarcerated persons will be allowed for their viewing (cannot be left) as per the visiting guidelines. To set up a preschedule visit please send an email to email@example.com NOTE: Visiting will be closed June 28, 2021 through July 12, 2021 due to construction.
There is no visiting on the following State recognized holiday
- New Year's Day
- President's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4 (Independence Day)
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving and the following Friday
- Christmas Day
Directions: 35W south to the first exit to Faribault (Hwy #21). Go south (right) from the exit ramp. Go to third stoplight and turn east (left) onto Division St. Go to 6th Ave SE and turn south (right). Go to the next four way stop and turn east (left). The first road to the right will lead you into the parking lot of the visiting building. Park on the south side, away from the fence.