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09-03-2011, 10:30 PM
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Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes
7525 Fourth Avenue
Lino Lakes, Minnesota 55014

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Policy Manual (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/DOcpolicy2/html/dpw_main.asp?opt=IE)
Driving Directions (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/aboutdoc/directions/default.htm)
Daily Inmate Profile Information (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/facilities/tourreport/09FacilityInmateProfile.pdf)
Custody Level (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/facilities/custodylevel.htm)

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09-03-2011, 10:32 PM
Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes
7525 Fourth Avenue
Lino Lakes, Minnesota 55014

phone 651/717-6100
fax 651/717-6105

Custody Level (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/facilities/custodylevel.htm):
Level 1 Minimum, Level 3 Medium

John King, Warden
john.r.king@state.mn.us (jo.earhart@state.mn.us)

The Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes, 7525 Fourth Avenue, Lino Lakes, Minnesota 55014, opened in 1963, originally served as a juvenile facility. In 1978 the institution was remodeled and converted to a level three, medium-security facility for adult males transferred from the state's higher-security prisons. A level one, minimum-security unit is located outside the perimeter. Population is 1,298 (7/10). The facility is the primary department treatment center for sex offenders and provides pre-release programming for sex offenders released to the community. Chemical dependency programming is provided in TRIAD, a 380-bed therapeutic community. Additional programming is offered through educational and vocational classes, and work opportunities are available through support services.

Lino Lakes is also the site of the InnerChange Freedom Initiative, a faith-based program funded and operated by Prison Fellowship through a partnership with the corrections department

09-03-2011, 10:37 PM
Visiting Regulations:
The DOC Visiting Program is intended as an avenue to develop and maintain healthy family and community relationships. This web site provides general information to answer the most asked questions. Visiting practices may vary at correctional facilities based on the security needs of the facilities and their physical structures.
Visiting in DOC facilities must be conducted in as accommodating a manner as possible while maintaining order, the safety of persons, the security of the facilities, and the requirements of correctional activities and operations. It is a privilege for offenders to have personal visits while confined in DOC facilities. Offenders are aware that failure to comply with the established regulations and policies by either their visitors and/or the offender may result in warning, termination of visits, placement on non-contact visiting status, suspension or revocation of the visiting privilege, including permanent loss of visits.
The information in this web site is provided for your use and convenience. Please pay particular attention to the visiting regulations so that your visits occur with as little inconvenience as possible. If you have specific questions, telephone numbers are provided. We hope you will assist us in making your visiting experience a pleasant one for you, your family, friends, and the person you are visiting.

Statewide Visiting Room Rules
Statewide visiting Room Rules (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/StatewideVisitingRoomRulesEnglishforweb.pdf)[/URL] (English)
Statewide visiting Room Rules (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/StatewideVisitingRoomRulesEnglishforweb.pdf) (Spanish)

Visiting Restrictions
Visiting Restrictions for Visitors (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/VisitingRestrictionsVisitors%28English%29.pdf) (English)
Visiting Restrictions for Visitors (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/VisitingRestrictionsVisitors%28English%29.pdf)(Spa nish)

Visiting Restrictions for Offenders (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/VisitingRestrictionsOffenders%28English%29.pdf) (English)
Visiting Restrictions for Offenders (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/VisitingRestrictionsOffenders%28Spanish%29.pdf) (Spanish)

Visiting Applications
Visiting Privilege Application Form (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/VisitingPrivilegeApplicationForm%28English%29.pdf) (English)
[URL="http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/VisitingPrivilegeApplicationForm%28Spanish%29.pdf"]Visiting Privilege Application Form (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/VisitingPrivilegeApplicationForm%28English%29.pdf) (Spanish)

Parental Authorization Form (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/ParentalAuthorizationForm%28english%29.pdf) (English)
Parental Authorization Form (http://www.doc.state.mn.us/offenders/documents/ParentalAuthorizationForm%28spanish%29.pdf) (Spanish)

Visiting - Lino Lakes

Offenders are allowed 24 visiting hours per month. There is no visiting on Monday, Tuesday, or State holidays. One or two hour visits are available on weekdays. All weekend visits and non-contact visits are one hour in length. Registration ends one f hour before the end of the visiting day. Visits may consist of up to four people (children under the age of 2 and under will not count toward this number).
Hours of Visiting:

General population

Wednesday Thru Friday
1:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Registration is closed from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Registration closes at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration is closed from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Registration closes at 2:30 p.m.

Monday - Tuesday
No visiting

Holidays (see below)
No visiting

Note: Registration will begin at 4:45 p.m., Thursday and Friday, for offenders in treatment programs. Offenders who reside in the West, South C, and South D living units will only be allowed visits from 1:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. Visitors must be registered by 5:30 p.m.

Segregation population

Saturday and Sunday
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. or
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. or
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Note: All segregation visits are non-contact.
Call (651) 717-6100 x436 to schedule a segregation visit

Minimum Security

Mayo Visiting Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sibley Visiting Hours:
Wednesday and Friday
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Visiting Staff Contact: Information recording available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week (651) 717-6100 ext 437. All other calls, please limit to visiting hours only. Information regarding the status of applications will not be provided over the telephone.

Directions: We are located approximately 15 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Take interstate 35W north to exit #36 (County 23). Make a left going over the bridge. Take a left on Apollo Drive. At the four way stop turn right onto Lilac. Go past 4th Avenue and take the first left turn. This will bring you onto the Institution grounds. Follow the signs for parking and the visiting entrance.

There is no visiting on the following State recognized holidays:

New Year's Day

President's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Memorial Day
July 4 (Independence Day)
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving and the following Friday
Christmas Day

09-03-2011, 10:39 PM
Inmate Mail Information
Incoming Offender Mail: With the exception of special/legal mail, incoming mail is opened and reviewed for the presence of unallowed items. Incoming mail must include the offender's commitment or department recognized legal name and Offender Identification (OID) number.

Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes
Inmates Commitment or Department
Inmate Name and OID#
7525 Fourth Avenue
Lino Lakes, Minnesota 55014

Incoming mail may include: paper with words/drawings; signed unmusical, commercial greeting cards and postcards; photographs (Polaroid photos must have the backing removed); periodicals and published materials shipped from the publisher; and clippings or photocopies of published materials that meet criteria.

How to send money to offenders: Acceptable fund instruments are: money orders, cashier checks, certified bank checks and Western Union.

A Western Union location can be found by calling 1-800-325-6000 or by visiting their web site at www.westernunion.com (http://www.westernunion.com/). When using cash, fill out the BLUE Quick Collect form. For credit, call 1-800-634-3422 or go to their web site.
Senders will need the following information to send money via Western Union:

Pay to:
Minnesota Dept. Corrections
Code City: MNDOC
State: MN
Senders account number: Offender OID# and last name
Attention Field: Offender's last and first name

All money orders, cashier checks and certified bank checks must be mailed to the following address:

Offender name, OID number,
MCF- (facility name where offender is housed)
PO Box 1000
Moose Lake, MN 55767

Envelopes addressed to PO Box 1000 with a return address indicating "special" or "legal" mail cannot be opened. We must forward the special or legal mail to the offender's home facility to be opened in the offender's presence. Please address all legal/special mail to the offender's home address.
Tribal distributions should also be addressed to the offender's home facility rather than the PO Box 1000 address.
Money orders and checks must be made payable to the offender with OID number and must include your first and last name and complete address, including city, state, and zip code.
All information contained on the money order must be legible. Money orders showing signs of alteration will not be accepted.

**Letters and other mailings must be mailed to the facility where the offender is living**

Money orders and/or letters will be returned to the sender if not sent appropriately as stated above.

Offenders are not allowed to receive money from another incarcerated offender's family, visitor, or anyone living at another offender's correspondent address. Offenders from the same family may receive money from their immediate family members.
Special/Legal Mail: Special and legal mail may be sent or received in a sealed envelope. Incoming special/legal mail will be opened only in the presence of the offender. Staff may check the contents to ensure that the mail is legal or official in nature. Legal mail is logged. Legal mail includes correspondence to or from courts, court staff and attorneys.
Special mail includes correspondence to or from state and federal elected/appointed/regulatory agencies and officials.
Unallowed Mail: For safety and security purposes, the content of mail is regulated. Mail is denied that involves criminal activity; is identified as security threat group related; requests gifts or money from unrelated individuals, contain photos of staff, is coded material, contains unsanitary items such as hair, saliva, body secretions; certain sexually explicit situations including sexual intercourse, bodily excretory functions, sadism or bondage; personal photos displaying nudity by definition; and material advocating inferiority of an ethnic, racial or religious group.
Correspondence Review Authority: Each facility has a Correspondence Review Authority to review denied offender mail. Within a specified time-frame, offender's may request a review of their denied mail by the Correspondence Review Authority.
Forwarding Mail: First class mail and subscriptions will be forwarded for 60 days. After 60 days, or if a forwarding address is unavailable, the item will be returned to the sender.

09-03-2011, 10:58 PM
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9330 Baltimore St Ne,
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6562 University Ave Ne,
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St Paul, MN

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1232 W Broadway Ave,
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2100 Snelling Ave N, Ste 65a,
Roseville, MN

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(763) 754-3723
12497 Central Ave Ne,
Minneapolis, MN

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6030 50th St N,
St Paul, MN

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3006 Rice St,
Little Canada, MN

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1536 175th Ln Ne,
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4889 Old Highway 8,
Mounds View, MN

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(651) 426-7564
7400 Main St,
Hugo, MN

Hy-Way House Motel (http://local.yahoo.com/info-24325713-hyway-house-motel-spring-lake-park;_ylt=AvpWmE48soul2felKCimIFWHNcIF;_ylv=3?csz= Lino+Lakes%2C+MN)
(763) 786-9000
1626 County Highway 10,
Spring Lake Park, MN

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(651) 464-4077
76th Ave Ne,
Forest Lake, MN

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725 Town Center Pky,
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9410 Baltimore St Ne,
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4720 Central Ave Ne,
Minneapolis, MN