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Kandiyohi County Jail

St. Paul Field Office

Contacting a Detainee
Contacting a Detainee

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (320) 214-6700 ext. 3600. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth. Updated information can be found at: Kandiyohi County Jail

This facility does not accept phone calls for detainees. Only emergency messages will be relayed. The number to call for Emergency messages is (320) 214-6700 ext. 3600. To set up pre-payment for telephone calls, you can call Securus Tech at 1 (800) 844-6591, or you can purchase pre-paid phone cards online at or Detainees may also purchase phone cards through the canteen.

Detainees are allowed to send a limited number of text messages in order to secure funds for additional text messaging. Money may be deposited on an inmate's text messaging account by accessing

This facility has tablets. You can access information on how to send a non-confidential message at:

Legal & Case Information
Legal & Case Information

Immigration Court

For information about a matter before the immigration court, you may call 1-800-898-7180 to speak with them directly. Applications for relief from removal and other applications requested by the immigration judge must be filed directly with the immigration court.

Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

For information about a matter before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), you may call (703) 605-1007 where you can obtain automated information or speak with a live representative during office hours.

Click the link for a list of pro bono representatives nationwide who might be able to assist you.

To Post a Delivery Bond

Delivery bonds are posted when a person has been taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings while in the United States. The person posting the bond must show proof of identity (valid Government-issued photo identification, passport, military ID, LPR card, driver’s license, etc.). This person (the obligor) is responsible for ensuring that the alien presents them self before an officer or representative of this agency whenever a request is made.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE may be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday (except public holidays) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and alien registration number before calling. Acceptable forms of payment to post a bond are money orders, cashier’s checks or certified checks. For all bonds $10,000 and over, the only accepted method of payment is a single cashier or certified check. Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Submitting a G-28

G-28s filed on behalf of detained non-citizens at this facility can now be accepted through the online platform ERO eFile. Facility staff will not have access to ERO eFile at this time; legal representatives should download copies of their submitted G-28 for any in-person or remote legal visit.

Sending Non-Confidential Messages to Detained Noncitizens

This facility has tablets. You can access information on how to send a non-confidential message at:

Other Legal Access Related Communications

Requests for case information pertaining to noncitizens detained at the Kandiyohi County Jail may be sent to Please note that this mailbox does not accept applications for Stay of Removal or Case Appeals.

Contacting the Deportation Officer

To ascertain the identity of your client’s Deportation Officer, contact the St. Paul ERO Field Office to obtain that information at (612) 843-8600. Please note that a G-28 must be on file for any information to be disclosed.

Hours of Visitation
Hours of Visitation

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has video visitation for inmate visits. Family or friends can go to, once they are registered to request a visit (an email address and ID number will be required). They can visit from home for .39 per minute, for up to 30 minutes, every 8 hours. They must have a computer or phone with a camera. Or, they can come into the lobby and sign in at one of the stations and visit for free for 30 minutes. Visitors only pay for the number of minutes used (not necessarily the full 30 minutes).

The hours for our Video Visitation are as follows:

  • Video Visitation will be held daily (Monday – Sunday) including weekends and holidays, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., with the exception of the following times daily: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
    No Visits on Friday after 4:30 p.m. in the lobby.
  • Each inmate will be allowed a total of 30 minutes of video visitation every 8 hours.
  • Visitors (18 years and older) must register with a valid email address.

Any person on probation must get approval from their probation officer before any visits.

ICE & DOC Extended Visits

  • Extended visitation hours for the Department of Corrections inmates and ICE Detainees are on Saturday and Sundays.
  • Each visit is at least 1 hour long and is a behind the glass visit. ID will be required. Only one visit per day.
  • Anyone under 18 years of age must be escorted by their parent or legal guardian.

Money Drop Off

To drop off money for an inmate, please come to the entrance of the Kandiyohi County Jail and follow into the building. There is a money Kiosk that accepts bills only, no coins can be accepted. This money will be applied to the Inmates account immediately. Money can also be placed on accounts online at Do not use the "Communications Account" if you want the money to go directly to the inmate. Another option is

Attorney Visits

Professional visits are requested by contacting the Program Staff and requesting to meet with an inmate. All visits will be non-contact unless otherwise approved. By setting up an appointment we can assist you better with a fast and efficient meeting with your client. To contact Program Staff, please call (320) 214-6700 x3616, x3665, or x3633. We will work with you on a time to come in to visit your client but we request that you understand that we have necessary lockdowns for formal counts for inmates.

A list of pro bono (free) legal organizations will be posted in all detainee housing units and other appropriate areas. This list shall be updated quarterly. If a detainee wishes to see a representative or paralegal from that organization, it is the detainee’s responsibility to contact them for an appointment.

Virtual Attorney Visitation | Video Teleconferencing

Legal representatives may request video teleconference (VTC) meetings or confidential legal phone calls with their clients or prospective clients by email at Kandiyohi Program Staff will email back with a confirmed date and time. Please see the flyer for details.

The email should include:

  • Legal representative’s full name
  • Legal representative’s contact information, including phone number(s), and email address. Zoom meeting information will be provided to the attorney.
  • Detainee’s name
  • Detainee’s alien number
  • A few proposed times/dates for the requested virtual legal visit
  • A scan of the legal representative’s government issued identification
  • A scan of the legal representative’s identification or documentation reflecting their status as an active legal representative, such as a state bar card, attorney license, paralegal license, or similar legal status.
  • A scan of the attorney’s DHS Form G-28 (unless this is a pre-representational)
  • If a legal assistant is the only legal representative to join the call, the email should also attach a letter of authorization on the firm’s/organization’s letterhead and a scan of the assistant’s identification.

All appointments for virtual legal visits or phone calls should be made 24 hours prior to the desired appointment time. Appointments are scheduled daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are in 30 to 60-minute increments. Appointments will not be scheduled during routine or emergency lockdowns. All appointments are contingent on availability. Legal representatives are not limited on the number of virtual legal appointments they can request, but no legal representative is permitted more than one 60-minute appointment with a detainee in a single day.

The same guidelines for in-person attorney/client visits will apply to virtual legal visits and legal calls. Only legal representatives, legal assistants, and interpreters will be allowed; no family or friends of the clients are permitted. The attorney and/or his/her agents may contact outside interpretation services during the call or session. The sessions will be confidential; a visitation officer will be stationed outside of the confidential room to ensure security by standing out of earshot but within eyeshot. The officer will knock 5 minutes before the cut off time.

Consular Visits

Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible, and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. The ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer for this facility can be reached at (612) 843-8600.

Clergy Visits

Clergy may visit detainees at any time but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office.

Visiting Restrictions

Jail Visitation Rules

  • All visitors and inmates must be appropriately dressed at all times during the visit * at the jail supervisors discretions*
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Only registered visitors are allowed at the visitation cameras.
  • Only current valid id’s allowed
  • Children must be accompanied by parent/guardians
  • Any person(s) violating any of the jail rules will be asked to leave and will be banned from future visitations
  • Any person on probation must have signed permission from their probation officer.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Only registered visitors are allowed at the visitation booths.

Due to the Safety concerns regarding COVID 19, anyone entering should attempt to follow all the guidelines set forth for on-site visits:

  • Do not enter if you have a fever, cough, or are feeling ill
  • Maintain 6 feet distancing
  • There will be no loitering. You must wait in your car if there is not a booth open.
  • Wear facial masks if you have not been vaccinated (will not be provided)
  • Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary contact
  • Please use the restrooms to thoroughly wash your hands prior to entry

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations)

All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

Sending Items to Detainees
Sending Items to Detainees
  • Letters sent to detainees must include the last four digits of the detainee’s A-number (File Number), plus the sender’s name and address. To enhance the safety of the facility, all incoming mail is subject to screening for contraband. The mail is not read upon opening, only inspected by the delivering officer. Detainees may send mail from the facility. Detainees may seal their outgoing letters and place them in the provided receptacle. All incoming mail will be delivered to the detainee, and outgoing mail will be routed to the proper postal office within 24 hours of receipt by facility staff. A mail pick-up and delivery schedule is posted in all housing units.
  • Detainees are allowed to purchase stamps for use. Generally, there is no limit to the amount of correspondence detainees may send at their own expense. Indigent detainees (those who have no means of financial support and no funds in their facility account) will be provided postage allowance at government expense.
  • When detainees depart the facility or are transferred to another facility, only their legal mail will be forwarded to them. General correspondence will be endorsed "Return to Sender" and returned to the post office.
  • If detainees receive funds in the mail, they will be taken to the processing area for the money to be placed into their account. The processing officer will provide a receipt for all funds received. Detainees are cautioned not to have cash sent to them in the mail.
  • A detainee may receive items that are determined to be of necessity for the sole purpose of travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer.
  • Note that detainees being removed from the United States are allowed one small piece of luggage. If a detainee does not have such baggage, such luggage can be sent/delivered after receiving approval from Supervisory Deportation Officer. Please be advised that for security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) will be accepted.

Jail address for writing to an inmate

To write to an inmate or send money (money order or cashier's check only), follow the example below:

John Doe (Inmate’s name)
2201 23rd Street NE Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201

Note: All inmate mail is screened daily with the exception of legal mail.

Press & Media
Press & Media

The facility has a responsibility to protect the privacy and other rights of detainees and members of the staff. Therefore, interviews will be regulated to ensure the orderly and safe operation of the facility. Ordinarily, live television or radio interviews will not be permitted in the facility. For media inquiries about ICE activities, operations, or policies, contact the ICE Office of Public Affairs at

Personal Interviews

A news media representative who desires to conduct an interview with a detainee must apply in writing to the St. Paul Field Office Field Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, indicating familiarity with an agreement to comply with the rules and regulations of the facility as provided to that person by staff.

Detainee Consent

A detainee has the right not to be interviewed, photographed, or recorded by the media. Before interviewing, photographing, or recording the voice of a detainee, a visiting representative of the media must obtain written permission from that individual.


All FOIA and Privacy Act requests must be submitted on form G-639 (Freedom of Information / Privacy Act Request) or in letter format. All requests must contain the original, notarized signature of the subject in question. Please complete the form G-639 thoroughly and if writing a letter, be sure to include the full name, any other names used, date of birth, place of birth, A-Number of the non-citizen you are seeking information about, as well as your full name, address, and telephone number, so that we may contact you if we have any questions.

Mail your FOIA or Privacy Act request to:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Freedom of Information Act Office
800 North Capitol Street, NW, Room 585
Washington, D.C. 20536

Phone – 1-866-633-1182
Email –

Feedback or Complaints
Feedback or Complaints

We strive to provide quality service to people in our custody, their family, friends, and to their official representatives. If you believe that we have not lived up to this commitment, we would like to know. If we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know that as well. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to:

Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1 Federal Drive, Suite 1640
Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

If you feel that an ICE employee or contract services employee mistreated you and wish to make a complaint of misconduct, you may:

Contact the Field Office Director:

Field Office Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1 Federal Drive, Suite 1640
Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111
(612) 843-8600

Write the Office of Professional Responsibility:

Director, Office of Professional Responsibility
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
500 12th Street, SW
Suite 1049
Mailstop 5099
Washington, DC 20536-5005

Contact the ICE OPR Integrity Coordination Center (ICC):


You may also contact the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General:

DHS Office of Inspector General
Attn: Office of Investigations - Hotline
245 Murray Drive, Building 410 Stop: 2600
Washington, DC 20528
Call: 1-800-323-8603
Fax: 202-254-4292

400 Benson Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201
United States