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To send mail to inmates, plese use the following address:

(Inmate Name)
Dakota County Law Enforcement Center
P.O.Box 247J
Hastings, MN 55033

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MAIL-Money orders made out to the inmate can be mailed. The jail will not be responsible for cash mailed to inmates.


(Inmate Name)
Dakota County Law Enforcement Center
P.O.Box 247J
Hastings, MN 55033


ONLINE: Credit card deposit to an inmate’s account. Please follow the instructions at www.inmatecanteen.com For issues regarding inmate accounts, contact Turnkey Corrections directly at (715) 386-5700.


IN PERSON: 1580 Highway 55, Hastings. There is a kiosk that you can put cash in and it will automatically credit the inmate’s account. The jail lobby is open 24 hours per day.

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Inmates can call cell phones AFTER you have an account set up with Correctional Billing Services. Please contact them at www.correctionalbillingservices.com

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NO ITEMS MAY BE DROPPED OFF FOR INMATES, except prescription medications, eyeglasses or other necessary medical equipment (must be approved with medical unit staff).


Books, hygiene items, writing materials, uniforms and shoes are provided to inmates while in custody. Inmates may purchase postage paid envelopes, snacks, soft drinks and other necessities through canteen with their own funds.


You may drop off prescription medication in a clean, appropriately marked prescription container. The information on the containers will be used to help verify the inmate’s doctor, pharmacy and dosage amounts.


Inmates may possess no more than ten photographs (no Polaroid photos). The photographic images must be appropriate in nature. Please use the USPS to mail all photos and letters. We will not accept notes, letters, cards or photos unless they arrive through the post office.

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In most cases, an inmate may post either cash bail or a bond. Cash bail is accepted for Dakota County charges at the criminal courts window (at 1560 Highway 55, Hastings) Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm with the exception of holidays.
For Dakota County charges, bail (cash only-in the exact amount) will be accepted at the jail lobby after 4:30 pm and on weekends and holidays.


Bail for out-of-county warrants will be accepted only at the jail. Criminal courts does not accept out-of-county bail payment.


In lieu of cash bail, an inmate may choose to go through a bonding agent. Refer to the yellow pages of the phone book and choose a bonding agency of your choice. The bonding agent will help you through the process.

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The majority of inmates are released from the Dakota County Jail at approximately 5:00 am unless court orders state or specify a time.


Inmates who are under sentence to Dakota County, but are boarded out to other facilities are released per those agencies’ procedures.


It is best to stay in contact with the inmate toward the end of their sentence to determine the scheduled time of release given their specific situation.

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If an inmate has left the Dakota County Jail and was either required to leave behind their personal belongings or did not get back all their property upon release the inmate must pick up the property themselves or designate someone else to pick up the property, within 90 days of their release date. This designee must bring the signed property release form and personal identification when picking up property.


If property was confiscated at the time of arrest, you will have to contact the police department that arrested the inmate.


If a vehicle was impounded or towed, you will have to contact the arresting agency and/or impound lot to determine what is needed to retrieve the vehicle.

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The jail cannot pass phone calls or phone messages to the inmates. Inmates have generous access to the phones. You will have to wait for the inmate to call you.

 

 This page was last updated on: 11/13/2012

 

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