Anoka County Workhouse Inmate Phone & Email

Anoka County Workhouse

Address:
3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303

Phone:

763-712-2200

Inmate Phone & Voicemail for Anoka County Workhouse

Anoka County Workhouse uses IC Solutions for their inmate phone services.

In order to communicate with your inmate by telephone you must register with IC Solutions and choose a 'type' of account.

There are two different types of phone accounts you can fund:
1.    Prepaid Accounts - With a prepaid account the funds belong to you. You control whether the inmate uses the funds by either ‘accepting’ or ‘rejecting’ each call to you by your inmate.
2.    Debit Telephone Accounts – With a Debit telephone account, the funds are transferred directly to your inmate. Your inmate can call any phone number unless it is blocked by Anoka County Workhouse.

How it works:
1.    First, you must register with IC Solutions:

2.    Choose whether you are funding a Prepaid or a Debit account.
3.    Follow the prompts for choosing Anoka County Workhouse for a Debit account, or choosing an ‘inmate’ for a Prepaid account.
4.    Make payment.

Prepaid Account - More Information
- One Prepaid account per inmate/phone number. 

  • If you have more than one inmate, you must open a separate account for each.
  • If you have two numbers (cell and home), you must open a separate account for each.

- Use Prepaid Accounts if you want to have the ability to leave voicemail messages for your inmate. 
- Prepaid Accounts can be funded to allow for Remote Video Visits if they are available at the facility.
- Collect calls are allowed, but only to your landline. You will see the IC Solutions portion of the bill on your land line phone bill.
- Cost – Prepaid Accounts are charged $0.21 per minute. Rates are subject to change.
- All phone calls are recorded.
- Refunds of unused funds will be refunded to you.

Debit Telephone Accounts – More Information
- Your Inmate controls the funds and can call any phone number not restricted by Anoka County Workhouse.
- Cost – Debit Accounts are charged $0.21 per minute. Rates are subject to change.
- All phone calls are recorded.
- Refunds of unused funds are the property of your inmate.

Voicemail – More Information
- Voice mail messages cannot exceed 30 seconds in length.
- Voicemail messages can be left 24/7
- Your inmate will immediately be notified they have a message.
- Anoka County Workhouse will provide you with its own Inmate Voicemail Number for this service.

IC Solutions Contact Information
Contact Information
Phone 888-506-8407 (available 24/7)
Online contact form

Mail-in Purchases
Please allow for a delay in the use of IC Solutions Phone services when using Mail-in purchases.

ICSolutions
Customer Service
2200 Danbury Street
San Antonio, TX 78217

When purchasing PREPAID phone services through a mail-in purchase, please be sure to include with your payment, your:

  • name, 
  • address, and 
  • the designated telephone number you wish to receive calls from.

When purchasing DEBIT phone services through a mail-in purchase, (Western Union, cashier's check, or money order only) please be sure to include with your payment, your:

  • Inmate’s name and Inmate number
  • Inmate’s Facility
     

How does an Inmate make a phone call from Anoka County Workhouse?

Once you have created and funded your account with IC Solutions, your inmate can start making calls immediately.

  • With the Prepaid Account the funds belong to you. You control whether the inmate uses the funds by either ‘accepting’ or ‘rejecting’ each call to you by your inmate.
  • With the Debit Telephone Account the funds are transferred directly to your inmate. Your inmate can call any phone number unless it is blocked by Anoka County Workhouse

Emailing and Photo Sharing with your Inmate

Emailing Messages & Photos

Anoka County Workhouse contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles Inmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.


If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Anoka County Workhouse,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

How Messaging Works
Watch this video on how to send a message.
1.
  Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
2. After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.

How Uploading Photos Works
Watch this video on how to upload a photo.
1.
  Select the Photos Tab.
2. Select “Take New Photo” or “Upload New Photo”.
3. Take a new photo with your webcam, or select "Choose File" to upload a photo from your computer.
4. Give your photo a Title or add it to the "Gallery" of your choice.
5. Select the "Share" button.
6. Select your inmate(s) and then select "Share".
7. Once the photo is approved, it will be shared with your inmate(s).

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Important Tips About Anoka County Workhouse Phone Calls

Many jails and prisons restrict the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

All phone conversations are recorded. 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 phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

Sign up with IC Solutions to connect with your inmate at Anoka County Workhouse by clicking the banner below.

How to Bail out an Inmate in Anoka County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Anoka County Workhouse, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Anoka County Workhouse uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Anoka County Workhouse using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Anoka County Workhouse may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Anoka County Workhouse inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Anoka County Workhouse

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Anoka County Workhouse inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Anoka County Workhouse Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Anoka County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name - inmate # if known
Anoka County Workhouse
3300 4th Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Anoka County Workhouse must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Anoka County Workhouse has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Anoka County Workhouse,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Anoka County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Anoka County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

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:

  • Select Minnesota, then select Anoka County Workhouse, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Anoka County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Anoka County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Anoka County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Anoka County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Anoka County Workhouse follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Minnesota, then select Anoka County Workhouse, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for 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 IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Anoka County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Anoka County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

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


 

How to visit an inmate in Anoka County Minnesota using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Anoka County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Anoka County Workhouse uses a video visitation service called IC Solutions.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Anoka County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with IC Solutions.
  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter Anoka County Workhouse.
  • Then select your Anoka County Inmate.
  • Then fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Lastly, schedule a visit.
  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Anoka County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

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