Duluth Jail & Prison

Find Duluth Minnesota jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.


Saint Louis County Jail 4334 Haines Road Duluth MN 55811 218-726-2345


St Louis County Juvenile Detention 4321 Allendale Avenue Duluth MN 55803 218-724-8528

About St. Louis County Jails & Prisons

A Duluth Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Duluth, MN where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Duluth Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Duluth Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Duluth inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Duluth background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates
Duluth Inmate Searches

All levels of Duluth Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates upon request. You may contact correctional facilities to search for inmates. Detention facilities in Duluth, MN provide details of Jail and Prison rosters, inmate contact information, visitation policies and procedures, and how send money to loved ones who may be incarcerated. Duluth inmate searches and lookups are available by contacting Duluth Jails, St. Louis County, Minnesota State, and Federal Prisons.

Duluth Jails

Jails are St. Louis County government facilities in the county criminal justice system. A Lockup is a particular type of Jail that serves as a temporary holding facility, attached to the St. Louis County Police Department or St. Louis County Sheriff's Department, which houses suspects while they await bail or transport to another Jail.

Prisons in Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth Prisons can be categorized by level of security: minimum, medium, or maximum. Minimum Security Prisons allow inmates considerable daily movement and are intended for non-violent criminals and inmates who pose little risk of escape or threat to prison staff or other inmates. Medium Security Prisons are somewhat more restrictive facilities, but still allow for daily movement and house inmates in housing units instead of cells. Maximum Security Prisons are reserved for the most violent offenders and those who pose the highest escape threat, and these facilities place the greatest restrictions on inmates.

In Minnesota, State Prisons are run by a Department of Corrections (DOC) or the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Federal Prisons are the responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). While most prisons are owned and operated by government agencies, many prisons have been privatized. Private prisons are owned and operated by for-profit companies under contract with government agencies, though oversight of private prisons remains the responsibility of St. Louis County, Minnesota State, and Federal Government.