Welcome to the Kanabec County Jail
The Kanabec County Jail, as are all jails in Minnesota, is licensed by the state and regulated by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The facility is governed by and adheres to state statutes and rules promulgated by the Department of Corrections. The facility is inspected annually to gauge compliance in the areas of; staffing, population density, training, classification, fiscal issues, reporting, policy and procedure, and others.
|Jail Administrator Chris Bergwick
Sgt Courtney Altergott
Sgt Sarah Castellino
Sgt Jim Pierson
Sgt Derek Hippen
Administrative Assistant Brianna Kapinos
Programmer Joel Stevens
| Jail 320-679-8402
Inmate message line 320-679-9922
Sunday 1PM - 4PM
Tuesday 1PM - 4PM
Thursday 6PM - 9PM
Jail Visiting Rules
Prison Rape Elimination Act
Jail Volunteer Program
In Custody Inmate Roster
Active Warrant List
Purchase Inmate Phone Cards
Deposit Money into Inmate Account
Q. What is the mailing address and phone number of the Kanabec County Jail?
A. Kanabec County Jail, 100 S. Vine, Mora, MN 55051, use this address for all
inmate and other correspondence. Phone number: 320-679-8402.
Q. Is there a way that I may be able to get a message to someone being
held at the jail?
A. To leave a message for an inmate call 320-679-9922 and you will be given
instructions on how to leave your recorded message.
Q. When is it possible to visit someone who is being held at the jail?
A. Please refer to "Visiting Hours" above.
Q. How can I get money to an inmate at the jail?
A. You may deposit cash funds to an inmate’s jail account by using the kiosk
located within the jail lobby. You may also deposit funds via the internet
by accessing: www.jailpayments.com.
Q. Where can I post bail for someone being held at the Kanabec County Jail?
A. Bail may be posted for warrants at the dispatch center, located within the
Jail, at 100 S. Vine, Mora, MN 55051, 24 hours a day. You may choose
to contact a Bail Bond agent to assist you with this process.
Q. How can I provide a phone card to an inmate in jail?
A. If you wish to purchase an inmate phone card for an inmate, you can
purchase cards on line with a credit card at www.reliancetelephone.com.
This site may also be used to authorize reception of collect calls from the jail.
-Upon request, the visitor shall produce a picture ID.
-All visitors must register and provide their name, address, and
relationship to inmate they are visiting.
-All persons entering the KCJ are subject to a warrant check.
-Visits are limited to twenty minutes each due to space available.
-Visitors are permitted to visit only one inmate per visit.
-The KCJ reserves the right to revoke or refuse admittance to any individual
who constitutes a threat to the safety, security, and the good order of the
-The KCJ reserves the right to terminate any visit that may constitute a threat
to the safety, security, and the good order of the facility.
-Any person appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or any other
intoxicating substance will not be permitted to visit.
-Any person who is named in an Order for Protection or any other Harassment
Order concerning an inmate, either as a petitioner or respondent, will not be
permitted to visit that inmate unless specifically allowed by judges order.
-You must be at least 18 years of age to visit, unless accompanied by a
parent or legal guardian.
-No Attorney or Bondsperson shall be permitted to solicit their services or
induce one inmate to solicit business from another inmate.
-Cameras are not permitted.
-Disregard or violation of any of the above rules may result in visiting
privileges being denied.
Victim Information Notification (VINE) is available in Kanabec County. VINE is a free,
24 hour telephone service that provides notification of an offender’s release, transfer,
or other status change information. Victims and the general public may register at any
time to request notification by calling 1-877-MN-4-VINE (1-877-664-8463) or
register on-line @ www.vinelink.com.
NOTE: Do not depend solely on the VINE service for your protection! If you feel that you
may be at risk, take precautions as though the offender has already been released. If you
feel that you are in immediate danger contact local emergency services through 911.
Prison Rape Elimination Act
The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Corrections, has a zero-tolerance
for sexual abuse. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 is a federal law that seeks to
eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconduct. This law applies to all federal and state
prisons, jails, police lock-ups, private facilities, juvenile facilities, and community correctional settings.
•The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Corrections, has a zero-tolerance standard for incidence of sexual abuse and sexual harassment and also makes prevention of inmate sexual abuse a top priority. The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office also extends this zero tolerance policy to include any personnel, volunteers, interns, or contract personnel, who may have contact with inmates and will thoroughly investigate and hold accountable person(s) who violate these policies and Minnesota State laws.
•The Bureau of Justice Statistics carries out, annually, a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape.
•The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission has studied the impact of prison rape on Federal, State, and local governments and on communities and social institutions. Their recommended national standards for enhancing the detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape have been submitted to the U.S. Attorney General.
New Laws Affecting - The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The final National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape (PREA standards) were signed by Attorney General Eric Holder on May 16, 2012 and released by the United States Department of Justice on May 17, 2012. They were published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2012.
The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Corrections, continues to work toward compliance with the 2003 federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission's ("NPREC") final standards for prevention, detection, response, and monitoring of sexual abuse in adult prisons passed on May 17, 2012.
State and local agencies have one year to come into compliance with the federal standards, or risk losing some federal funding. DOC has taken a proactive role in developing a statewide program and has actively participated in providing feedback on the national guidelines.
The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. It is the policy of the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office to provide a safe, humane and appropriately secure environment, free from the threat of sexual abuse and sexual harassment for all inmates, by maintaining a program of prevention, detection, response, investigation and tracking. Any inmate who has been the victim of an act of sexual abuse or sexual harassment shall be monitored to prevent any further harm. Special attention will be paid to jail placement and a specific treatment plan will be developed for the victim of an act of sexual abuse.
Inmates who are a victim of sexual abuse and sexual harassment are encouraged to talk to any staff member immediately. This will allow for the quickest response. Inmates may also report through a written Inmate Request Form (Kite), through the inmate grievance procedure or contact the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office at 320-679-8400. the Jail Administrator’s Office at 320-679-8416, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm, otherwise call 320-679-8400.
The Kanabec County Sheriff's Office collects accurate, uniform data on every allegation of sexual abuse, within the Kanabec County Jail. The data collected is then forwarded to the United States Department of Justice on an annual basis.