The Anoka County Jail has transitioned to video visitation for all social visits. Inmates will visit with family and friends from a video visitation terminal in their housing area. This system will allow visitors to choose between coming to the jail for a visit or conducting a “remote” or “at-home” visit from home using a computer, webcam and high speed internet connection. Each inmate is allowed one, 20 minute social visit per day.
With the implementation of the new video visiting system we have greatly expanded our visiting hours to better accommodate family and friends. Visits can now take place seven days a week. Scheduled visiting hours are:
• 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
• 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cells 405 through 416
- 7:30 am - 9:30 am
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
-5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cells 505 through 516
- 9:30am - 11:30 am
- 1:30 am - 2:30 pm
- 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Family and friends may choose between on-site visits and off-site visits. On-site visits are available at no charge. Off-site visits are available at a cost of $10.00 for up to a 20 minute visit. Visits need to be scheduled one day in advance. They may be scheduled by using either the scheduling terminal in the video visiting room or by using the vendor’s website. Please note that you are required to set up an account with our video visiting vendor in order to schedule a visit. All video visits are recorded and may be monitored.
Please note that visitation is a privilege and may be denied to any person if the inmate or visitor fails to comply with the visitation rules. The Anoka County Jail reserves the right to deny, cancel or terminate a video visit prior to or during a video session based upon visitor or inmate misconduct. Additionally, we reserve the right to restrict a visitor from participating in all future use of the system, either on site or from remote visitation. Please see the website for a list of visiting rules.
The video visitation system used by the Anoka County jail is provided by ICSolutions. To find out additional information about the video visiting process, register for visits or address concerns please use the contact information below:
In general, professional visitors may visit their clients at any time except during scheduled lock-downs, meal service and facility emergencies. If professional visitor wishes to meet with a client during the time when nonprofessional visiting is scheduled, the professional visitor may have an immediate non-contact visit, or a contact visit after the scheduled nonprofessional visiting session is concluded.
Professional visitors are not allowed to bring laptops, tablet computers, DVD players, audio recorders, etc. into the jail facility without prior approval. However, the duty sergeant may make an exception if s/he believes the professional visitor needs his/her device. The visitor must demonstrate that the device is functional and open battery compartments and drive bays as necessary to ensure that contraband is not being introduced into the facility.