Inmate Visiting / Mailing Procedures

Inmate Mailing Address

(Inmate's Name)
Winona County Detention Center
201 W 3rd Street
Winona, MN 55987

Inmate Phone Calls

Winona County uses Reliance Telephone for inmate calls. All calls are collect and subject to being monitored and recorded unless made to an attorney. Personal calls are not transferred to inmates and Detention Center Staff will not pass messages to inmates. If you would like to leave a message for an inmate you can call 507-452-9970. Inmates can check messages from 8 am to 10:30 pm unless they are on restriction.

To set up a phone account or purchase a phone card for an inmate contact Reliance Telephone at 800-896-3201 or visit the Reliance Telephone website.

Inmate Visitation Hours

Visiting hours for the inmates of the Winona County Jail will be as follows:

Adult Males

6 to 9 pm

10 am to Noon

Noon to 4 pm

Adult Females

8 to 10 pm

8 to 10 am

8 am to Noon


Inmates may have a maximum of two visits per visiting day, providing the limited space available is not occupied.


Normal visits will be 20 minutes; time may be shortened to allow all inmates visitation. This will be at the discretion of the Detention Deputy(s) on duty.


No person under the age of eighteen years of age may visit an inmate unless accompanied by the legal guardian or an adult member of the immediate family.

Denial of Visits

Visits may be denied if visits are disruptive or dangerous. The visitor is under the influence of drugs, alcohol. The visitor cannot refuse to show picture identification. If there is a current restraining order-prohibiting contact of a visitor with the inmate, or the inmate with the visitor, or if the visitor has been incarcerated in the Winona County Jail within the previous 6 months the visit will be denied. No cell phones or cameras will be allowed in the visiting area.