Polk County Jail

The Polk County Jail is an ICE detention center that houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This facility is located in Crookston, Minnesota.

The public lobby at the Polk County Jail is open Monday-Friday from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you need information about an ICE detainee housed at the Polk County Jail, call (515) 323-5400 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

When you call, have the detainee's information ready, including the detainee's full name (first, last, and hyphenated), any known aliases, their date of birth, and their country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Polk County Jail offers both on-site and remote visiting hours.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday: No on-site public visitation**

Visitation hours may be adjusted on holidays or due to other events.

Remote Visitation Hours

Remote visits through www.iwebvisit.com are available at the following times

  • Daily (8 a.m. – 10 a.m., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
  • Sunday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • No visits are allowed during the following times every day:
    • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

All remote visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance, but no more than three weeks in advance. SAME‐DAY REMOTE VISITS FOR STANDARD VISITORS ARE PROHIBITED.

General Rules

All visits are non-contact and may last up to 30 minutes. Please arrive at least 45 minutes in advance of the scheduled visiting time to allow time to process through security.

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID to enter the facility. Minors who are visiting must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). 

Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visiting area or pass any items to detainees. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of the Polk County Jail. Tobacco products, gum, soda and other food items are strictly PROHIBITED in the visiting area.

All visitors (adults and minors) are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. If you refuse to cooperate, you will not be allowed to visit.

Engaging in any illegal or illicit activity will result in the visit being terminated. The visitor will also be blocked from future visits to an inmate at the Polk County Jail.

Prospective visitors with known felony charges will be denied access to the visiting room.

Dress Code

Visitor attire must be conservative. All clothing must be clean, worn in good repair, be non-offensive, and within the bounds of common decency. Skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh in length. Sleeveless shirts are permitted, however tank tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps are prohibited.

Physical Address

Polk County Jail
816 Marin Avenue #110
Crookston, MN 56716
United States

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/FZUapBHohrJ8zd9S8

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (515) 323-5400
Field Office Main Phone: (612) 843-8600

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Polk County Jail
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
816 Marin Avenue #110
Crookston, MN 56716
United States

When sending a detainee mail, you must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus your name and address. The staff at Polk County Jail does not read incoming detainee mail, but they do screen it for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees at Polk County Jail are not allowed to receive care packages. However, a detainee may receive items that are considered necessary for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. Before sending packages to detainees, contact the Des Moines ICE/ERO Office at 515-323-2413.

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed one small piece of luggage. This can be sent after receiving approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Polk County Jail. However, the detainees do have access to phones and can make outgoing collect calls to approved phone numbers.

How to Send Money

You can send money to a detainee at Polk County Jail by mailing a money order or cashier's check directly to the detainee. Do not send cash. The processing officer will put the money into the detainee's account and issue a receipt. Cashier’s check or money order must include the detainee’s full name and A-number.

Mail the cashier's check or money order to:

Polk County Jail
Detainee’s full name and A-number
816 Marin Avenue #110
Crookston, MN 56716
United States

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a detainee in ICE custody is placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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