In-person visiting at Faribault is open.
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.
Visits can be scheduled in advance by calling 507-332-4500 or using the Online Scheduling Option: https://login.nowaitinside.com/#/booking/Fc355bZn2AB5FeqPSxhZmiCM
To schedule a visit over the phone, call between the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 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 - 4 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
11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Holidays (See below)
Visiting Staff Contact: (507) 332-4500. Please call between 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. (Thursday/Friday), 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday.
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 507-334-4500) on Thursday/Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. and weekends during visiting hours
Visiting Staff Contact: 507-332-4500 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Thurs – Fri) and 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
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: Visits must be pre-scheduled at least four days in advance. Visitor packets must be completed and submitted prior to scheduling a visit. Visits are held on Thursdays from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm. These visits are held in Sierra Visiting and must be completed no later than 3:30 pm. Privacy is given by limiting the visits to five per Thursday and spread throughout the visiting room. If there is a non-contact visiting restriction the visit will take place in the non-contact area of the visiting room where the conversation will be held over telephone with glass in between visitors. The incarcerated person may view necessary documents, but documents may not be left with them per visiting guidelines. To preschedule a visit or request a professional visitor packet, please email Kari.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.