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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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MCF-LL Visitation is open. The non-contact visitation area has also reopened. 

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 Green Status:

•No appointment necessary. Registration available at time of the visit.

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

• All visits are allowed 4 visitors max per visit. 

• All visits are limited to 1 hour at a time. Extended visits are allowed. The incarcerated person is required to set up any extended visits. Registration cannot be done over the phone. 

• Surgical grade masks are to always be worn.

• Photography is available. Masks will not be required during the photos. 

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. 

Legal and Professional visits are from 12 - 3 p.m. and must be scheduled in advance through case management

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 individuals 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 individuals 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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