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Minnesota Correctional Facility - Lino Lakes

Custody Level: Level 2 Minimum, Level 3 Medium

Shannon Reimann, Warden 

Daily Inmate Profile Report

Fax: 651-717-6105

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Minnesota Correctional Facility - Lino Lakes
7525 Fourth Avenue
Lino Lakes, MN 55014

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Update 7/27/22: In-person visiting for the medium unit resumes on July 28 in yellow status (please see guidance info in below visiting section). The minimum unit is in green status and in-person visiting is open for those in that unit.

MCF-Lino Lakes consists of medium-security and a minimum-security unit with a population of 1,300 adult males. This facility has the highest concentration of educational and treatment programs. In many cases, incarcerated individuals serve the final phase of their sentence at Lino Lakes so they can obtain the services they need to prepare for release.

Notable features include:

Substance abuse programming is provided in TRIAD, a 306-bed therapeutic community.

Lino Lakes Sex Offender Treatment Program is 270-bed program providing treatment for sexual offending, substance abuse and mental health in an integrated manner. Research suggests that participants in the program commit new offenses at a significantly lower rate than untreated individuals.

Lino Lakes is also the site of a Prison Fellowship Academy, a faith-based program funded and operated by Prison Fellowship through a partnership with the DOC.

The facility opened in 1963 and originally served as a juvenile facility. In 1978, Lino Lakes was remodeled and converted to an adult facility.

Visiting - Lino Lakes

There is no visiting on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or State holidays.

At this time, the following will apply to visits during yellow light status:

• Individuals who reside in a unit under quarantine or isolation status are not eligible for in person visiting

• All visits must be scheduled via the No Wait inside program: 

• All visits are currently limited to 2 visitors max per visit. Only one appoint needs to be made on the online scheduler

• All visits are limited to 1 hour at a time. There are currently no extended visits.

• We encourage all visitors to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to their appointment time to maximize the visiting time. 

• Surgical grade masks are to always be worn.

• Photography will resume. All photos must be taken with surgical masks worn appropriately

NOTE: Visiting applications take 3-4 business weeks to process once received at MCF-Rush City. Please be patient with the process.

Hours of Visiting:

General population

Thursday and Friday

11:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration is closed from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Registration closes at 8 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday

8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration is closed from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration closes at 5 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

No visiting

Holidays (see below)

No visiting

Note :   Visitors for  offenders in TRIAD, West A, West D, South A, and South B  - Registration will begin at 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Visitors for offenders in South C, or South D are allowed visits from 11:45 a.m. to  6:30 p.m. (Must be registered by 5:30 p.m.) on Thursdays and Fridays. 8:45 a.m. to  6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  

Restrictive Housing population

Saturday and Sunday

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. or

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. or

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Note: All restrictive housing visits are non-contact . Call (651) 717-6100 x436 on Thursday or Friday to schedule a restrictive housing visit for the weekend.


Minimum Security

Mayo Visiting Hours:

Currently closed during construction

Sibley Visiting Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visiting Staff Contact:  Information recording available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week (651) 717-6100 ext 437. All other calls, please limit to visiting hours only. Information regarding the status of applications will not be provided over the telephone.

All Lino Lakes visitors must mail their applications to MCF-Rush City 7600 525th Street, Rush City, MN 55069

Directions: The facility is located approximately 15 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Take interstate 35W north to exit #36 (County 23). Make a left going over the bridge. Take a left on Apollo Drive. At the four way stop - turn right onto Lilac. Go past 4th Avenue and take the first left turn. Follow the signs for parking and the visiting entrance.

Visiting Regulations: Please read Visiting Information prior to visits.

There is no visiting on the following State recognized holidays:

  • 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

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