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Minnesota Correctional Facility - Oak Park Heights

Custody Level: Level 5 Maximum

Jeff Titus, Warden

Daily Inmate Profile Report

Fax: 651-779-1385

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Minnesota Correctional Facility - Oak Park Heights
5329 Osgood Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-779-1400
MCF-Oak-Park-Heights.doc@state.mn.us

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Coronavirus and Visiting: All in-person visiting has been suspended until further notice.

MCF-Oak Park Heights opened in 1982. Up to 473 inmates can be incarcerated here. Oak Park Heights operates at the highest custody level of any facility in the Minnesota DOC system. Most inmates housed in the facility are designated at either maximum or close custody levels.

Inmates at any designated custody could be housed at Oak Park Heights, if they need particular levels of care. The facility has a modern medical infirmary designed to handle 24-hour care for all adult male inmates in need of services from the Transitional Care Unit (TCU). Oak Park Heights also has a Mental Health Unit (MHU) designed to assist adult male inmates who have severe mental health needs.

Educational programming includes Adult Basic Education (ABE), including literacy, digital literacy, and General Educational Development (GED) State Adult and High School diploma programs. Oak Park Heights is also credentialed to offer computer career programming. Inmates have the opportunity to earn certificates in Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Office Systems. The New Perspective (the inmate newspaper) has been in production since the late 1980's.

Oak Park Heights is the site of the consolidated inmate canteen service, operated by MINNCOR Industries and serves all DOC facilities. Inmates at Oak Park Heights participate in highly-structured programming, including mentorship programming, building character, lifer group, food services, restorative justice, institutional janitorial services, painters, and grounds keeping.

Administrative Control Unit
MCF-Oak Park Heights has a restricted housing unit that is operated at the highest level of security – the Administrative Control Unit (ACU). The ACU often houses inmates for disciplinary reasons but may also house some inmates on Administrative Segregation. This type of restricted housing is not disciplinary in nature. Sometimes it is used during pending investigations or when continued inmate presence in the general population could pose a particular safety concern. For more information, visit: mn.gov/doc/facilities/oak-park-heights/administrative-control-unit/

Visiting - Oak Park Heights:  

Contact visits are limited to a total of 4 visitors (with exception of two additional children under 2 years of age). Non-Contact visits are limited to a total of 2 visitors (with the exception of one additional child under 2 years of age). Any more would be considered special visits and must be pre-approved due to limited space.

Hours of Visiting

Sunday - Wednesday

No visiting

Thursday and Friday

12:35 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Visiting Hours of Operation

    12:35 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Visiting Registration Open

    3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Visiting Registration Open

Saturday

7 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Visiting Hours of Operation

    7 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Visiting Registration Open

   11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Visiting Registration Open

Holidays

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

Visiting Staff Contact Numbers: 651-779-1400, ext. 2149 or 2150. Please call during visiting hours.

Restrictive housing visits and all "Other Non-Contact" visits:

Non-Contact Visits for inmates in restrictive housing and general population inmates with restrictions are on a First Come First Serve basis for scheduled visits. All Complex 5 (CX5) restrictive housing and Administrative Control Unit (ACU) Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance

    ACU Friday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2 slots) 

    CX5 Saturday 8 a.m. (4 slots) / 9:15 a.m. (4 slots)

    ACU Saturday 12 p.m. (2 slots) ; 2:15 p.m. (2 slots) / 3:10 p.m. (2 slots)

For more information, contact 651-779-1400, ext. 2122 or 2185.

Directions: Take Hwy. 36 east to Osgood Ave. and turn right. The facility is about one mile on the left side of Osgood Ave.

Transportation: Transportation is available through the MTC bus service. Contact the MTC for information at 612-349-7000.

Visiting Regulations: Please read the Inmate Visiting Information prior to visits.

All visiting applications must be sent to MCF-Rush City Attn: Visiting Unit, 7600 525th Street, Rush City, MN 55069.


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