The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center is operated by Sheriff Scott T. McNurlin and administrated by Captain Brian Coleman. There is one Lieutenant that assists the administrator and five Sergeants that supervise the individual crews. There are four detention crews comprised of one shift commander (Sergeant) and eight Detention Deputies each who supervise the housing units, intake and master control. There are two court shift crews comprised of three Detention Deputies each, also supervised by the shift commander; whose duties include manning the court holding area, court escorts and security, internal movement and manning the visitation area.
Additionally we employ Training and Compliance Sergeant that is responsible for maintaining staff training and facility compliance with Minnesota Department of Corrections standards and rules as well as departmental policy and supervises all training officers.
There are two facility Support Staff who, under the direction of the administrator, perform clerical duties and are also responsible for purchasing, inventory, record keeping, tracking payroll, accounts payable and financial issues. We have one Program Coordinator and one Activities Director who supervise the detainee programs and services department which provides recreational, educational and spiritual programming and services and is also responsible for maintaining the Sentence to Service and Work release programs.
Additionally we contract with the Goodhue County Public health Department for nursing and medical services. Nursing staff is available to the detainees Monday through Friday, on an appointment basis, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We have a visiting physician two days a week who addresses both medical and psychological needs.
Our food and laundry services are contracted through A’viands Food Service. A’viands provides us with a food service director and 4 cooks for the kitchen who are assisted by detainee labor. The laundry is staffed entirely by detainee labor.