St. Paul Jail & Prison

Find St. Paul 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.


Mahtomedi Prison 62 Wedgewood Drive St. Paul MN 55115 651-356-1719


Ramsey County Adult Detention Center 425 Grove Street St. Paul MN 55101 651-266-9350

Ramsey County Boys Totem Town 398 Totem Road St. Paul MN 55119 651-266-5115

Ramsey County Government Center West 50 East Kellogg Boulevard St. Paul MN 55101 651-266-2670

Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center 25 7th Street West St. Paul MN 55102 651-266-5115

Ramsey County Workhouse 297 Century Avenue South St. Paul MN 55119 651-266-9350

About Jails & Prisons

A St. Paul Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in St. Paul, MN where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. St. Paul Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. St. Paul 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 St. Paul inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing St. Paul background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates
St. Paul Inmate Searches

All levels of St. Paul Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates upon request. You may contact correctional facilities to search for inmates. Detention facilities in St. Paul, 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. St. Paul inmate searches and lookups are available by contacting St. Paul Jails,, Minnesota State, and Federal Prisons.

St. Paul Jails

Jails are 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 Police Department or Sheriff's Department, which houses suspects while they await bail or transport to another Jail.

Prisons in St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul 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, Minnesota State, and Federal Government.