Itasca County Jail and Annex
440 1st Ave NE Grand Rapids MN 55744  
Jail Division
The Jail Division is responsible for operating the Itasca County Jail we are licensed as a Class III Jail by the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a secure detention facility, used to confine both sentenced and pre-sentenced prisoners.
The Itasca County Jail is divided into two facilities- the annex which was built in 1997 and houses 48 inmates; and the main jail which was built in 1982 and houses 59 inmates. Currently the Itasca County Jail is running at full capacity.
The jail provides food, clothing, bedding, and hygiene items. Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, religious programming, and women's group are offered to all inmates who wish to participate. Medical treatment is provided within the facility by a licensed medical staff; and in the community at local hospitals, clinics, and dentists.
Jail- Address/Contact Information
                         Emergency please dial - 911
                         440 1st Ave NE
                         Grand Rapids, MN 55744
                         Main Jail     218-327-2875
                         Annex         218-327-0697
                         Jail Administrator - Lucas Thompson
                         Corrections Lieutenant - Sherry Borchardt
Visiting Hours  
                         Tuesday          9:00 am to 11:30 am     Main Jail and Annex
                         Thursday         1:30 pm to 3:30 pm       Main Jail
                                               1:00 pm to 3:30 pm       Annex
                         Sunday           1:30 pm to 3:30 pm       Main Jail
                                               1:00 pm to 3:30 pm       Annex
Visiting will occur on Holidays that fall on the above days. If the holiday falls on a Monday there will be NO VISITING on the following Tuesday. Due to special term court.
Visiting is in half hour increments and by appointment only. 
Jail Visiting Rules  
  • Visitors must be at least18 years old with a picture ID containing date of birth.
  • Visitors less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • No personal property, food, beverages, chewing gum, tobacco products or cell phones allowed in the visiting area.
  • No one under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances will be allowed to visit.
  • Damages to the visiting area or equipment may result in criminal charges and loss of visiting privileges. 
  • Assistance for handicapped visitors will be provided. Informing the jail of special needs when the visit is scheduled will expedite the process.
  • All visitors are subject to being searched.
  • inmates will be allowed one visiting segment a day


Pay for Stay

In accordance with Minnesota State Statues 2000, Section 641.12, any offender housed by the Itasca County Jail will have to pay for their stay in the facility. This fee will be mandatory for all offenders sentenced to the Itasca County Jail for misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felony crimes.


Huber Law

It is the Policy of the Itasca County Jail to allow inmates who are gainfully employed the opportunity to continue their employment in the community. Approval for Huber status begins with the court granting Huber status upon sentencing. Inmates will be granted Huber if qualified and granted by the Itasca County Jail. Inmates should pick up / print out and turn in a Huber application prior to the commitment to be served. This will give the jail adequate time to verify all the information and allow the inmates to go on Huber status without any delays.   

Inmate Phone Privileges 

The Itasca County Jail uses Reliance Phone Company for all inmate calling needs. Inmate family members can call 1-800-896-3201 to set up an account. All calls out of the jail are collect or prepaid; and no incoming calls are allowed. Family members can call 218-326-9504 to leave inmates a voice mail message. Family members can also go to to purchase phone cards for inmates.



The Itasca County Jail offers public fingerprinting from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday - Saturday for employment purposes only. Please bring a current photo ID and the fingerprint card the employer provided. There is a $15.00 fee for this service.



Victim Information and Notification Everyday

The Minnesota State Victim Notification Service (VINE) is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive telephone and email notification when their offender's custody status changes.

The VINE toll free number is 1-877-664-8463 

The website is


When to Report 

In most cases, the court will inform you at your sentencing of the date and time you must report. If you are not informed please contact Court Administration at (218)327-2870, as the jail does not always have the paperwork prior to your report date. The normal reporting time for the Itasca County jail is 7:00 pm and you are expected to report to jail on time and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you have a problem with your report date or time to report. The jail or court personnel can not change your date or time. Contact your attorney or probation agent to see if they want to bring a formal motion before the sentencing judge to get it changed.


What to bring 

All items you will need are either provided or sold at the facility.

***Please bring all of your prescription medication with you when you report to jail. It will take the jail several days to contact your doctors and the pharmacy to get your medications filled if you fail to bring them.


Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be considered for a volunteer position at the Itasca County Jail you need to contact the Jail Programmer at (218)-327-0697. Typical programs the jail offers would be religious services, AA, NA, and GED training. The jail is always looking for new programs and qualified members of the community to lead the programs.


Related Links

 Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Itasca County ensures that deaf and hard of hearing inmates have full and equal access to its services, privileges, facilities, advantages and accommodations, and it will provide auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication with these inmates. Free sign language and oral interpreters, TTYs and other services are available to deaf and hard of hearing inmates. Ask us for help or contact Lucas Thompson the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator for the Itasca County Jail at 218-327-0697.