Minnesota Correctional Facility - Red Wing

The Minnesota Correctional Facility – Red Wing (MCF-RW) is a juvenile residential facility operated by the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC). Constructed in 1889, the physical plant of the facility consists of thirty buildings set within a perimeter fence that includes five general population living units and a secured unit. 

The facility’s licensed bed space capacity is 88. Each general population living unit can house 16-24 youth and the secured unit can house 30 youth. The secured unit serves as facility’s intake unit and discipline unit as well as providing secure detention bed space for counties.  Other buildings include a school, main kitchen, administration building, and a variety of maintenance and storage buildings.  

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Red Wing are as follows:

Wednesday through Friday              8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday                                             3:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Sunday                                               8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Visiting is closed on all State Holidays.

Arrest holds and detention holds who are housed in the security unit have visiting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Visiting Applications

All Red Wing visiting applications are processed at MCF-Rush City. Applications sent to Red Wing will cause a delay in processing time. 

You can find Visiting Application Forms in English and Spanish by clicking here. You will need to print off the application and mail in the application.

All visiting applications must be sent to :

MCF-Rush City
Attn: Visiting Unit
7600 525th Street
Rush City, MN 55069

If you have questions about the visiting applications, please contact the Rush City Visiting Unit at 320-358-0400.

General Visiting Rules

The only items you can bring into the visiting room are your locker key and photo ID. Lockers can be used to secure your personal items. All watches, fit bits, wearable technology, etc. must be placed into a locker or left in your vehicle.

Adult visitors with children under the age of two are allowed specific items. They are:

One pacifier, one clear, non-tinted bottle or clear spill proof cup, one one-ply receiving blanket, two diapers, and wet wipes.

Dress Code

Conservative clothing is required for all ages. Clothing must cover the upper body to include shoulders, upper and lower back, midriff and cleavage. Visiting staff have the authority to refuse admission to anyone whose attire violates the visiting dress code. 

Additional guidelines include, but are not limited to: 

  • All clothing must pass metal detection.
  • See-through clothing, sheer fabric material, sleeveless clothing, and clothing with holes or lace that would expose any part of skin is prohibited. 
  • Tight or form fitting clothing that is revealing is prohibited. 
  • All pants, jeans, or slacks must be worn at waist level. 
  • Undergarments must be worn at all times and must prevent from revealing anatomy. Underwire bras containing metal are not allowed. 
  • All skirts and dresses must cover the knee when seated. 
  • All shorts must cover no less than mid-thigh when seated. 
  • No hooded garments are allowed inside the visiting room. 
  • No hats, scarves, bandanas, or headgear of any kind. Religious headgear must not interfere with verification of identity and is subject to search. 
  • All blazers, suit jackets, and sweaters must be removed and will be searched prior to coming in.
  • No outdoor jackets, vests, or coats (this includes ponchos, shawls and jean jackets). 
  • Footwear must not present a security or safety concern. Boot height must not exceed midcalf. No sunglasses of any kind are allowed. 

Video Visitation

To participate in a video visit with an inmate, you must be on their approved visitors list. To schedule a video visit go to www.Jpay.com. You must have an account with JPay to participate in video visits. All video visits are 30 minutes long and they cost $9.95.

Video visiting scheduling is unique to each facility and each living unit. The JPay website is set up so you can only schedule a visit when the kiosk is available in the offender's living unit.

All video visits are recorded and subject to monitoring. 

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Physical Address

Minnesota Correctional Facility - Red Wing
1079 Highway 292
Red Wing, MN 55066

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/ZvvtXZAAZRH8YH9EA

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Red Wing
1079 Highway 292
Red Wing, MN 55066

Incoming mail is limited to 16 ounces per item. A maximum of 20 photographs are allowed per envelope. Polaroid photographs must have the backing removed. Inmate mail can include paper with words/drawings, periodicals and published materials shipped from the publisher, and clippings or photocopies of published materials that meet criteria. 

Signed greeting cards and postcards are allowed, however cards that play music or have electronically recorded material on them are prohibited.


To send an email to an inmate, please visit JPay to create an account. Before you can send an email, you will need the inmate's ID number.


Videograms are 30-second videos that you can record and send to an inmate. Visit www.jpay.com for more information on how you can send videograms.

Videograms are reviewed by JPay employees to ensure they meet MN DOC criteria before they are delivered to the inmate. Click here to view the videogram rules. If your videogram is rejected, you will not receive a refund.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Red Wing, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Minnesota, please click here.

How to Send Money

The Minnesota Department of Corrections uses JPAY and MoneyGram for inmate money services. 

How to send money:

  • JPAY Website
  • MoneyGram locations (including CVS and Walmart). Receive Code is 1279.
  • Money Orders and cashier's checks mailed to the lockbox - no charge, however must be mailed with a money order deposit form. Payable to Jpay: PO Box 246450, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
  • Click the links below to download the money order deposit form.

Programs For Inmates

The mission of MCF-RW is to encourage the development of healthy living and social skills and prepare youth to re-enter the community with appropriate community resources to maintain a healthy and prosocial lifestyle.  

The facility complies with Children’s Residential Facility licensing standards and participates in Performance-based Standards to ensure programs and services are rooted in nationally-recognized, evidence-based practices for youth.

The following services are provided by facility staff and available to youth as identified by assessment results and treatment goals:

  • Aggression Replacement Training
  • The Phoenix Curriculum
  • Peer Relationships
  • Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA)
  • Individual recreation/leisure planning
  • Mental health counseling
  • Chemical health education and counseling
  • Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program
  • Academic/vocational courses
  • Work experience
  • Transition/community reentry
  • Health/dental
  • Recreation/leisure
  • Volunteers/mentors
  • Religion/spirituality

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