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Douglas County Jail, MN Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: November 26, 2022
Douglas County Jail
216 Seventh Avenue West, Alexandria, MN, 56308

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First and foremost, the Douglas County Jail has been around since 1845. Since the first day of operation at the Douglas County Jail, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department was the agency involved in managing and overseeing the daily operation.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department was first established around the late 1700s and was in the same location until they built the new sheriff’s department and included the Douglas County Jail.

The Douglas County Jail was in constant operation from the time it was built in 1845 to 1971. The Douglas County Jail closed its doors until the mid-1980s.

Douglas County Jail — General Information

Douglas County Jail, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 135 persons.
216 Seventh Avenue West, Alexandria, MN, 56308

Douglas County Sheriffs Office

Address: 216 7th Avenue West, Alexandria, Minnesota, 56308

Phone: 320-762-8151

Fax: 320-763-4493

Douglas County Jail does not have their inmate roster available to the public.

If you wanted to find out information on an inmate, you always had to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office directly for information.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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You can send and receive letters from inmates. All incoming and outgoing mail are always carefully examined by a staff member that works at the Douglas County Jail to ensure the mail does not have contraband or other content it should not have.

Sending Money

You can send inmates money through the mail using a money order, if you do not live local.

If you are local to the Douglas County Jail, you can come down to the facility with your money order. This is the only way besides mailing a money order, how you can put money on the inmate’s books.

This method can take a few business days before the money can be officially deposited into the inmate’s account.

Phone calls

Inmates at the Douglas County Jail are permitted to use the telephones daily, but the inmates can only make collect calls.

Collect calls can only be made to individuals who have a landline and not a cell phone. Also, the receiver of the call has to pay the fees that incurred with receiving a collect call as well.


You can visit an inmate at the Douglas County Jail, but you need to bring your government issued identification card to be permitted to the visitation room.

Those under the age of 16 years, need to be accompanied by their legal guardian.

Visiting Hours

7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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