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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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Coronavirus and Visiting: in-person visiting at Lino Lakes has been suspended until further notice.

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, offenders 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 offenders.

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 corrections department.

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

Inmates are allowed 24 visiting hours per month. There is no visiting on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or State holidays. One or two hour visits are available on weekdays. All weekend visits and non-contact visits are one hour in length. Registration ends one hour before the end of the visiting day. Visits may consist of up to four people (children under the age of 2 and under will not count toward this number).

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:


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sibley Visiting Hours:


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. to 5:00 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 the Inmate 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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