Adult Detention Center

The Adult Detention Center houses persons charged or convicted of crimes of all levels within Goodhue County. We also hold boarded detainees from other jurisdiction which may be experiencing overcrowding or have a detainee with special needs that can not be accommodated by that jurisdiction. Any person convicted of a crime with a sentence greater than one year would typically be transferred to a state facility.

The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center (ADC) can hold up to 170 men and women. Juveniles are transported to specialized facilities and are not held in the ADC. The ADC is a state of the art facility with modern computerized control and surveillance systems. The facility consists of six housing units. Each unit has multiple cells on two levels with a central common area (dayroom) for meals and socializing and a secure outdoor day area located adjacent to the secure housing unit that allows the detainees to get some fresh air and sun weather permitting.

Visiting
Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and weekends from 1 - 4 p.m. All visitors must provide a picture ID in the form of a drivers’ license or official state identification card. Visitors must be 18 years of age or older unless they are the children of the detainee being visited; in which case they must be accompanied by the other parent or legal guardian. The entrance to the visiting area is on the second floor of the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center. There is an elevator and the visiting area is handicap accessible.

Detainee Phone Privilege
Detainees have access to a phone system during regular out of cell periods that allows them to make collect calls to family and friends. Detainees are not permitted to receive phone calls.  

Detainee Mail
Detainees can send and receive mail. Send mail to “Name of Detainee” at the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center. If you are mailing “funds” to a detainee please do not send personal checks. We accept only Money Orders, Certified Bank or Teller Checks and Cash. We also can not accept pre stamped return envelopes or stamps, photo copies of any kind or any computer print-outs.

VINE - Victim Information Notification Everyday

The Minnesota State Victim Notification Service (VINE) is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding their offender’s custody status and register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. This service is brought to you by your local Sheriff. The VINE toll-free number for Minnesota VINE is 1-877-664-8463 or register online.

Do not depend solely on the VINE Service for your protection. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.