Anoka County Workhouse

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Anoka County Workhouse Information

The Anoka County Workhouse is a 240 bed jail in the city of Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Minnesota State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 763-324-4860, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Anoka County Workhouse at 763-324-4860 to get it.

Phone: 763-324-4860

Physical Address:
3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate # if known
Anoka County Corrections Workhouse
2100 3rd Avenue
Suite C100
Anoka, MN 55303

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate # if known
Anoka County Corrections Workhouse
2100 3rd Avenue
Suite C100
Anoka, MN 55303

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Anoka County Workhouse?

To search for an inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 763-324-4860 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up any offender's court case online with the Minnesota Court Records Online application.

Anoka County Workhouse Inmate Search

The Anoka County Workhouse maintains an average of 240 offenders in custody on any given day. The Anoka County Workhouse has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Anoka County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 10,280 offenders.

The following charts of Anoka County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Anoka County Corrections Department, the state of Minnesota Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Anoka County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Anoka County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Anoka County Workhouse

The Anoka County Workhouse in Minnesota has a capacity of 240 beds. It is a minimum security correctional facility that houses inmates who may be awaiting trial or sentencing. The address of the Anoka County Workhouse in Minnesota is 3300 North 4th Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303. The contact number for the facility is 763-324-4860. The Anoka County Workhouse in Minnesota has visitation hours on Tuesday from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm. Inmates should check their assigned housing location for their specific visiting times. Visits must be scheduled in advance, and visitors must check in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit. Inmates are allowed two 45-minute onsite video visits each week, which must also be scheduled in advance. Visitors must be on the detainee's approved visitation list, and if the list is full, they can ask the detainee to remove someone from the list to make room for them.

The Anoka County Workhouse in Minnesota is a jail that has an average of 240 inmates per day and is staffed by 60 people. Visitors must follow official policies and procedures. The Anoka County Corrections Department has general rules and regulations that employees must follow. The Anoka County Workhouse houses both male and female inmates. It is located on the Rum River Human Services Center campus in Anoka. The facility has been inspected by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The staff at the workhouse provides client case management tailored to individuals' unique needs.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Anoka County Workhouse?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Anoka County Workhouse, call the jail’s booking line at 763-324-4860.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Anoka County Workhouse Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Anoka County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Anoka County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Anoka County Workhouse?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Anoka County and other Minnesota and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Anoka County Workhouse will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Anoka County Workhouse Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Anoka County Workhouse
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse? What is the Schedule?

Anoka County Workhouse ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE
3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303
763-324-4860

Schedule Video Visits online with Inmate Canteen

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 20 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per day.
  • A maximum of 2 adults are allowed per an On-site video session. Children are anot counted towards the total.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM

Anoka County Workhouse REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM

Anoka County Workhouse uses the services of Inmate Canteen for 'At the Jail' Visitation with Inmates.



For best results use Google Chrome as your browser for accessing Inmate Canteen.
Instructions on Inmate Video Visitation:

  • Register or Log in to your account
  • Select the facility where the inmate is located and the inmate you wish to visit.
  • Select the "Video Visit an Inmate" option
  • Follow the prompts on screen to schedule the visit.

    Video Visitation must be done from a computer using Google Chrome and an updated Adobe Flash player. Before starting this process you must make sure that your Adobe Flash player is fully updated and that you are using Google Chrome. First... Set up Flash, then restart your computer and then go to Google Chrome on your desktop or laptop computer and log on to Inmate Canteen.
    Steps Inmate canteen Visitation:
    1. Go to www.inmatecanteen.com on a computer (not supported on mobile devices i.e. tablets, cell phones, etc)
    2. Log in, select your inmate, and select the Video Visit an Inmate option.
    3. You will be required to fill out a form, submit a driver's license picture and a picture of your face. Once submitted, Anoka County Workhouse will either approve or deny it.
    4. Once approved you will be all set to video visit!
    NOTES: Make sure you are allowing flash player to run in google chrome by selecting the lock icon to left of the browser. Flash Player needs to be set to “allow”. Then you can refresh the page and it should be good to go. If flash player is being blocked you will not be able to take a picture or see any video during the visitation. When you click on the video visitation link on the website, please visit the Audition Room to test your equipment. To find the Audition Room, please click on 'Video Visit an Inmate' and it will be located on the top of your screen. Here you can test and verify that your webcam and microphone are working. We highly recommend a hard line for video visiting, unstable internet can result in poor visit qualities.

How to Have Remote Video Visits with an Inmate in Anoka County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with Inmate Canteen to communicate with your Anoka County Workhouse inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with your Anoka County inmate using Inmate Canteen.
  • Inmate Canteen has excellent quality video visits between your home device and a video terminal in the inmate's housing area at Anoka County Workhouse.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages and use them to make and receive phone calls with your Anoka County inmate.
  • This is a fee based service.

Instructions for Inmate Video Visitation:
- Register or Log in to your account
- Select Anoka County Workhouse and the inmate you wish to visit.
- Select the "Video Visit an Inmate" option
- Follow the prompts on screen to schedule the visit.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding visiting with an inmate (both at the jail and remotely) in Anoka County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All video visits are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some video visits providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anoka County Workhouse’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 763-324-4860 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse?

Anoka County Workhouse ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE
3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303
763-324-4860

Schedule Video Visits online with Inmate Canteen

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 20 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per day.
  • A maximum of 2 adults are allowed per an On-site video session. Children are anot counted towards the total.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM

Anoka County Workhouse REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anoka County Workhouse’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 763-324-4860 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse?

Instructions on purchasing commissary items for an inmate:
NOTE: Anoka County Workhouse may only allow online deposits for local commissary purchasing.

1. Register or Log in to your account at Inmate Canteen.
2. Select the facility where the inmate is located and the inmate you wish to purchase commissary items for.
3. Select the "Purchase Items" option.
4. Follow the prompts on screen to purchase items for an inmate.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Anoka County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:

  • Register to create an account, or Log in to your account at Inmate Canteen if you already have one.
  • Select Minnesota, then Anoka County Workhouse, and then the inmate you wish to purchase commissary items for.
  • Select the "Purchase Commissary Items" option.
  • Follow the prompts on screen to purchase items for an inmate.
  • Maximum spend is $125.00.
  • NOTE: Anoka County Workhouse may at times only allow online deposits for your inmate to purchase their own commissary locally. 

For all information, tips and to see the hundreds of available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse, or to see how deposit money so that your inmate can purchase their own commissary, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Anoka County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anoka County Workhouse’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 763-324-4860 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse?

How Do Inmates in Anoka County Workhouse Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Anoka County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Anoka County Workhouse uses the services of Inmate Canteen.
  • Register online, or log in if you already have an account with them. (Note: Chrome works best with this website)
  • Services for Anoka County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits or Purchasing Calling Cards.

Instructions on Purchasing Calling Cards or setting up to receive calls from an inmate:

  • Register or Log in to your account
  • Select Minnesota, then Anoka County Workhouse, then the inmate you wish to purchase a phone card or calling time for.
  • Select the "Purchase Phone Card for an Inmate" option.
  • Follow the prompts on screen to purchase the phone card for your inmate in Anoka County.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Anoka County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anoka County Workhouse’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 763-324-4860 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse, and what can I send them?

Anoka County Workhouse Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Anoka County Workhouse allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Anoka County Workhouse also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate # if known
Anoka County Corrections Workhouse
2100 3rd Avenue
Suite C100
Anoka, MN 55303



Legal Mail

Send all legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate # if known
Anoka County Corrections Workhouse
2100 3rd Avenue
Suite C100
Anoka, MN 55303



Newspapers
Newspapers NOT allowed.

Magazines
Magazines NOT allowed.

Books
The Anoka County Workhouse allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Anoka County Workhouse standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate # if known
Anoka County Corrections Workhouse
2100 3rd Avenue
Suite C100
Anoka, MN 55303

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anoka County Workhouse’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 763-324-4860 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse, and what can I purchase?

Anoka County Workhouse uses the services of Inmate Canteen for Online Commissary Purchases for an Inmate.

NOTE: Anoka County Workhouse may only allow online deposits for local commissary purchasing.

For best results use google chrome as your browser for accessing Inmate Canteen.
Instructions on purchasing commissary items for an inmate:

  • Register or Log in to your account
  • Select the facility where the inmate is located and the inmate you wish to purchase commissary items for.
  • Select the "Purchase Items" option
  • Follow the prompts on screen to purchase items for an inmate.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Anoka County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:

  • Register to create an account, or Log in to your account at Inmate Canteen if you already have one.
  • Select Minnesota, then Anoka County Workhouse, and then the inmate you wish to purchase commissary items for.
  • Select the "Purchase Commissary Items" option.
  • Follow the prompts on screen to purchase items for an inmate.
  • Maximum spend is $125.00.

For all information, tips and to see the hundreds of available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse, or to see how deposit money so that your inmate can purchase their own commissary, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Anoka County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anoka County Workhouse’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 763-324-4860 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Anoka County Workhouse using an Online Messaging Service?

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Anoka County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Canteen to create an account or log in if you already have one.
  • Select Minnesota, then select Anoka County Workhouse, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Add money to your account.
  • Verify your email.
  • Send message.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your Anoka County inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Anoka County Workhouse, the costs, rules, policies and more check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Anoka County.


 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anoka County Workhouse’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 763-324-4860 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Anoka County Workhouse have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anoka County Workhouse’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 763-324-4860 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Anoka County Workhouse? What does it look like?
Other Jails in Anoka County

What are the other City and County Jails in Anoka County?

Anoka County County Jails
Anoka County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Anoka County?

Anoka Isanti Chisago Ramsey Sherburne Washington Hennepin
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Search for an Inmate in Anoka County

This facility, known as "Anoka County Workhouse" is also known as Anoka County Jail Workhouse , Anoka County Jail Workhouse , Minnesota, Anoka.