How to Connect With an Inmate at St. Cloud Correctional Facility

Connect With an Inmate How to Connect With an Inmate at St. Cloud Correctional Facility

How to Connect With an Inmate at St. Cloud Correctional Facility

Opened in 1889 as the Minnesota State Reformatory for Men, St. Cloud Correctional Facility is currently classed as a Level 4 close custody prison. St Cloud Correctional Facility houses approximately 1,000 men and offers various vocational programs. Inmates can attend barbering school, join the masonry program, or develop other real-world skills. Activities such as these are intended to keep recidivism rates low. However, one of the best ways to help inmates reintegrate into society post-release is by allowing them to maintain contact with their loved ones throughout the period of incarceration. Inmate visitation and prison pen pals keep issues with depression, loneliness, and anxiety at bay. They also help prisoners maintain meaningful social connections.

Connecting with inmates in Minnesota state prisons is sometimes a challenge. You might not know the exact location of your loved one. Although you can use the St Cloud prison inmate search tool to find your family member or friend, the inmate registry database can take days or even weeks to update. The information stored here doesn't always contain the latest and most relevant inmate data. You also need to know details such as a person's inmate/registration number and their housing assignment. Fortunately, you can use the Connect With an Inmate product from DoNotPay to both find an inmate and establish contact.

Where Is St. Cloud Correctional Facility Located?

St. Cloud Correctional Facility is managed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MDOC). It is just 70 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. This facility is surrounded by an all-granite wall that was built by inmates throughout the years. Finished in 1922, this wall is the second largest continuous, inmate-built wall in the world. It is second only to the Great Wall of China.

Contact Information for St. Cloud Correctional Facility

General Address2305 Minnesota Blvd.

St. Cloud, MN 56304

General Phone Number320-240-3000
General Email AddressMCF-St-Cloud.doc@state.mn.us
WardenEddie Miles

How to Contact an Inmate at St. Cloud Correctional Facility

Due to ongoing public health and safety concerns, St. Cloud Correctional Facility and all other prisons managed by MDOC are subject to frequent updates in their visitation policies. You can access the most recent information on visitation policies by visiting the official website of the MDOC. Site-specific visitor information can be found on the MDOC's facility page for St. Cloud. In general, the visiting hours at St. Cloud Correctional Facility are as follows:

Thursday and Friday3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m
Saturday and Sunday8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Visiting hours for segregation inmates at St. Cloud Correctional Facility are held on Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment. To schedule an appointment for visitation with a segregation inmate at this location, call (320)-240-3000 ext—5504 at least 24 hours in advance. Inmates who are classified as Restrictive or Phase I and inmates with a high-control status are not allowed to have visitation. Before visiting any inmate at St. Cloud Correctional Facility or at any other facility managed by the MDOC, you will need to complete the MDOC's Visiting Application 302.100A.

Writing Letters to Inmates at St. Cloud Correctional Facility

Knowing how to address letters to inmates at St. Cloud Correctional Facility will prevent delivery delays and ensure that your correspondence is received by the intended party. You must include your name and return address on the envelope. You should also include the inmate's full name and their unique MDOC registration/inmate ID number. You will need to use this unique identifier whether you want to write a prisoner, apply for visitation, send money, or mail a package.

All incoming mail is limited to 16 ounces. When writing letters to inmates, you can include:

  • A maximum of 20 photographs
  • Polaroid photos that have been stripped of their backing
  • Signed postcards
  • Signed greeting cards
  • Paper with words and drawings

There are no third-party vendors that handle shipping for care packages or special items. If you wish to send books, magazines, periodicals, or other printed materials to your loved one, you must use a reputable company such as Amazon or Walmart.

Receiving Phone Calls From Inmates at St. Cloud Correctional Facility

Inmates are allowed to make collect phone calls to their friends, family members, and legal contacts. There are no third-party vendors that handle inmate calls for the MDOC.

How to Send Money to an Inmate at St. Cloud Correctional Facility

You can send money to your loved one at St. Cloud Correctional Facility using JPay. JPay is the approved, third-party vendor for money transfers. You can contact JPay to initiate a transfer or learn more about its services by:

  1. Calling 1 (800) 574-5729
  2. Visiting jpay.com
  3. Reaching out by mail

The mailing address for JPay inquiries is:

3450 Lakeside Dr.

Ste 100, Miramar, FL 33027

Challenges You Might Face When Contacting a Loved One at St. Cloud Correctional Facility

There are a number of challenges that you're likely to encounter when attempting to find and contact an inmate at St. Cloud Correctional Facility. Inmate transfers and delays in updating inmate registries can be incredibly frustrating. If you don't have a person's registration/inmate number of their exact housing assignment, addressing letters or applying for visitation can prove downright impossible.

DoNotPay has you covered on all fronts. The Connect With an Inmate product makes finding and communication with incarcerated family members and friends a cinch.

Get in Touch With Your Loved Ones via DoNotPay

Using DoNotPay to establish contact with someone who's currently being held at St. Cloud Correctional Facility is a breeze. You can bypass approved, third-party vendors, make calls, and send packages, money, or mail with ease. You simply need to know the individual's:

  • Full name
  • Inmate registration number
  • Facility
  • Housing assignment

Best of all, if you happen to be missing any of these details or if any of these details have recently changed, DoNotPay can also help you get the information you need.

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

If you cannot find your loved one in the MDOC system, don't know their exact housing assignment, or require other important details to establish contact, DoNotPay can help you in just five 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!

     

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