All About Shakopee Correctional Facility and How You Can Schedule a Visitation

Connect With an Inmate All About Shakopee Correctional Facility and How You Can Schedule a Visitation

How to Connect With an Inmate at Shakopee Correctional Facility

Located in Scott County, MN, Shakopee Correctional Facility is an all-women state prison that can house up to 600 women. It has been open since 1986, replacing an old women's reformatory that was open from 1920 to 1986. It is currently run by Warden Kathy Halvorson.

Unfortunately, it's hard to have a prison pen pal at Shakopee Prison due to how hard it is to address letters to inmates correctly. You need to know the full legal name and date of birth of the inmate to get her DOC inmate number. That said, with DoNotPay, you can successfully write prisoners, and rest assured that your mail will be delivered. 

Contact Information for Shakopee Correctional Facility

You can get to Shakopee Correctional Facility by getting off of US-169 BUS, turning on to 3rd Ave W, then taking Adams St S to 6th Ave W. If you plan on visiting an inmate at this Scott County facility, you first must get Warden Halvorson's approval.

You can also take a bus run by the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority for $2.00 to $3.25 depending on the time of day and where you get on the bus from. We'll take a closer look at the visitation process momentarily.

Physical address1010 6th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone number952-496-4440
Fax Number952-496-4476
WebsiteShakopee / Department of Corrections (

Ways You Can Connect With a Shakopee Correctional Facility Inmate

There are several ways you can connect with a Shakopee Prison inmate. Among your options are:

  1. Sending money
  2. Visiting in person
  3. Visiting via video
  4. Sending mail

Sending Money to a Shakopee Prison Inmate

You can send money to a Shakopee Prison inmate so she can enjoy some comfort and entertainment items by using JPay's website. That said, you will incur a fee if you pay through JPay's website. If you want to send a money order, you can mail it along with a typed deposit form to JPay's lockbox at PO Box 246450, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024.

If you want to send cash, you may do so at any MoneyGram location in the country, including Walmart and CVS if you use the receive code 1279 and fill out the blue portion of the form. That said, you should keep in mind that fees for sending cash with MoneyGram can range anywhere from $3.95 to $11.95 depending on how much you send and whether you pay online, over the phone, or in person.

Visiting a Shakopee Correctional Facility inmate

If you want to visit a Shakopee Correctional Facility inmate, you should keep in mind that each inmate is only allowed two adults or one adult and one minor to visit them. You must receive special pre-approval if you want to take two minors with you to visit an inmate.

Your visit must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance at No Wait Inside or by calling 952-496-4941 between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Fridays. The visiting schedule for general population inmates is as follows: 

  • Saturdays - 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Sundays - 8:00 AM to 2:30
  • Notable exception - no visits on state-recognized holidays

A Word of Warning:

If you plan on visiting a Shakopee Prison inmate, consider signing up for email or text message updates regarding the visiting schedule. Minnesota is currently canceling visitations, this started on January 17, 2022 due to high COVID-19 levels. 

Sending Mail to Shakopee Prison Inmates

You can address mail to Shakopee Prison inmates as follows:

Inmate Name/OID#


1010 6th Ave W

Shakopee, MN 55379

How to Connect With a Shakopee Prison Inmate With DoNotPay

If you need help writing a letter to an inmate and having it delivered successfully, DoNotPay can help you in just five quick and easy steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


Why Use DoNotPay to Help You Connect With an Inmate

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