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Otter Tail County Detention Facility

WHO ARE WE?
OTC Justice CenterThe Detention Facility was built in 1987 and has a capacity of 111. We hold sentenced and unsentenced prisoners from within our county as well as prisoners for other counties, the Department of Corrections, Immigration and US Marshals.

WHAT TYPE OF PROGRAMS DO WE HAVE?
Chemical dependency, bible study, church, adult education, gym and library are some of the programming services available to the inmates.

Work Release - This program gives inmates the opportunity to maintain their current employment or obtain employment while incarcerated. The inmates must pay the County a set fee per day to have that privilege.

STS (Sentencing to Service) - This program utilizes minimum security jail inmates to provide services throughout the county. Examples of some projects they work on are Glendalough State Park, work for townships (cutting brush, ditch cleanup, etc), jail kitchen help, Salvation Army and many more. The inmates receive a set amount per hour they work that is applied directly to any fines they have on file. A fee, which will be determined, is charged to all agencies requesting assistance from the STS program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are your visiting hours?
Can I call an inmate?
What can I bring an inmate?
Can I write to an inmate?

bullet When will the inmate go to court?
Do you take fingerprints for job applications, adoptions, etc?
How can I get a job at the Detention Facility?


What are your visiting hours?

VISITATION
First Floor & K Dorm
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

L Dorm– STS & Work Release
Wednesday 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 11:30 am

*Visits are 30 minutes*
*Visits begin on the hour and half hour*

Trustys
Daily 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
EXCEPTION: Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

All visitors must be pre-approved by the Programming Dept.


Can I call an inmate?

No. Only outgoing calls are allowed. We also do not take messages for inmates unless there is a family emergency. You may leave avoicemail for the inmate by calling 736-1083 and follow the prompts. Phone calls made by the inmates are collect or they may purchase a calling card from canteen.


What can I bring an inmate?

No items may be brought in for inmates. We have canteen available through vending machines. The inmates may purchase food, writing materials and hygiene items. Cash may be deposited in a kiosk located in the Public Lobby of the jail. Mastercard and Visa may be used at the kiosk or online at www.inmatecanteen.com. Money orders may be mailed to inmates.


Can I write to an inmate?

Yes. Staff scans all mail coming into and going out of the facility. The letter can be addressed directly to an inmate using the Detention Facility via US Postal Service address: 416 S. Mill St., Fergus Falls, MN 56537


When will the inmate go to court?

First appearances are scheduled through Court Administration. Please call them at 218-998-8420 for further information.



Do you take fingerprints for job applications, adoptions, etc?

Yes, prints are done on Thursday – Sunday at a charge of $15. We strongly recommend that you call first to make sure there are no conflicts. Bring a photo ID, the fingerprint cards and cash (exact amount appreciated) or check with you..


How can I get a job at the Detention Facility?

Employment opportunities are posted in area newspapers. Applications are accepted only at that time. Any additional information may be obtained from the Administrator's Office.

 
 
 

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