Minnesota Correctional Facility - Rush City

MCF-Rush City is the state of Minnesota’s newest prison for men, and it is located in Rush City, Minnesota. The facility opened in 2000, and can house approximately 1,000 inmates. 

Minnesota Correctional Facility - Rush City features six double-bunked general housing units with 100 inmates in each, plus a segregation unit and special housing units. There is also a sex offender treatment unit.

The MCF-Rush City houses its inmates in a high-security setting. MINNCOR Industries at the facility focuses on providing production space and offender labor to the business community through subcontract services.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours for the general population at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Rush City are Thursdays through Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. You may visit one to two hours during the week and one hour on weekends. The registration/front desk closes at 7:00 p.m.

There is no visiting allowed on State Holidays.

Offenders in restrictive housing may visit on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. via teleconference television. To make an appointment, call 320-358-0400 ext. 302 - 24 hours in advance on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Visiting Applications

All Minnesota DOC visiting applications are processed at MCF-Rush City. 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, ext 208. 

The process can take up to three weeks depending on the background check and if they need to contact a probation agent or victim services.

General Visiting Rules

You must have empty pockets during the visit, with the exception of the locker key and your 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.

Nitro pills, inhalers, walkers, canes and some other medical items may be allowed in with prior approval.

Adult visitors with minors 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.

For more information about what to expect when your loved one is incarcerated in a Minnesota Correctional Facility, you can click here for the 15-page handbook.

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: 

  • 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. 
  • All clothing must pass metal detection.

Video Visitation

Video visitation is available at all Minnesota DOC facilities. To participate in a video visit with an offender, you must be on their approved visitors list. 

To schedule a video visit with an inmate, go to www.Jpay.com. You must have an account with JPay, and video visits are 30 minutes long and 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 - Rush City
7600 525th St.
Rush City, Minnesota 55069

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/dG1Cx5aca2d8kydq8

General Phone Number

​(320) 358-0400

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Rush City
7600 525th St.
Rush City, Minnesota 55069

Incoming mail may include: paper with words/drawings; photographs (Polaroid photos must have the backing removed); 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.

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.


The Minnesota Department of Corrections has an online email system for inmates via JPay. To send an email to an offender, please visit JPay to create an account and send letters electronically. 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 to make sure 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 - Rush City, 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

MCF - Rush City participates in the Minnesota correctional industries program, which allows inmates to work in the local community.  Inmates can also participate in the canine training program, which allows them to foster dogs who are awaiting adoption in the dog rescue program. 

Adult basic education (ABE) programs enable offenders to complete a GED or high school diploma to improve their literacy skills. If an offender does not have a verified high school or GED diploma when they begin their incarceration they will be required to obtain one. 

MCF - Rush City provides comprehensive educational programming including literacy, general education development (GED) and high school diploma, special education, transition to post-secondary and career, postsecondary, life skills, and other programs designed to prepare offenders for successful reentry into society. 

Other programs provided include parenting programs; restorative justice programs; offender transition circle programs; family healing programs; recreation programming; and conflict resolution and mentoring programming.

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