Pine County Jail COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Pine County Jail

Address:
635 Northridge Drive NW – Suite 130
Pine City, MN 55063

Phone:

320-629-8400

New Visitation Policies in Pine County Jail Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Pine County Jail in Pine City, Minnesota, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 320-629-8400 for updates.

Video Visitation at Pine County Jail

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Pine County Jail, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 320-629-8400 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Pine County, the state of Minnesota and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Pine County Jail Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Pine County Jail is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Minnesota, then choose Pine County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Pine County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Pine County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Pine County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Pine County.


 

How Do You Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Pine County Jail?

To set up an account to schedule and visit your Pine County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • Register and set up a new account with RELIANCE, or log in if you already have an account.
  • Select Pine County Jail, then select your inmate who you will be visiting.
  • Your identity will have to investigated and approved by the Pine County staff.
  • Once approved, you can schedule a visit.

For all the information you need in order to schedule and visit your Pine County inmate, or to assist them in visiting with others, including instructions, fees, cost of each visit, requirements for free visits, tablet rentals that can be used for visits, payment methods and times that your inmate can have a visit, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your visits with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when discussing sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Pine County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To set up your Pine County inmate to make to make phone calls to you and others, follow these instructions:

For all the information you need in order to receive phone calls from your Pine County inmate, or to assist them in making calls to others, including instructions, fees, cost of calls, payment methods and times that your inmate can use the phone, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when discussing sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Pine County Jail Send and Receive Texts and Emails?

To set up your Pine County inmate to make to send and receive texts and emails to you and others, follow these instructions:

For all the information you need in order to send and receive texts and emails from your Pine County inmate, or to assist them in sending and receiving secure messages to and from others, including instructions, fees, cost of each message, tablet rentals, payment methods and times that your inmate can send messages, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when communicating sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Pine County Jail?

To send messages to a Pine County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Pine County Jail contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Pine County Jail account.
 

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Pine County Jail.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Pine County Jail.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Pine County Jail.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Pine County Jail.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Pine County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Pine County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Pine County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Pine County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Minnesota, then choose Pine County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Pine County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Pine County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Pine County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Pine County.