Jail


Jail Administration Contacts

Jason Rupp                                                            
Jail Administrator                                                            
Jason.Rupp@co.cottonwood.mn.us           
507-831-1375

Daniel Quade
Jail Supervisor
Daniel.Quade@co.cottonwood.mn.us               
507-831-1375

Inmate Visitation

Visiting Hours:

Sunday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Thursday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Free video visitation is offered during the times listed above from a kiosk in our Law Enforcement Center.  Visitors are limited to family members who are at least 18 years of age. The inmate may request two visitors other than family members. Underage children of inmates may be allowed to visit if they are accompanied by an adult that is on the visiting list. Immediate family consists of mother, father, brother, sister, spouse, children and grandparents. In laws are not considered immediate family. All visitors over 18 must present a valid government ID such as driver's license, state ID card, military ID, passport or County ID. To be accepted the ID must be a recognized government agency and have a picture and proof of age. Work, school, and check cashing IDs are not accepted. There are no exceptions.

Visitors are limited to 20 minutes per visitation day with any one visitor. Any inmate that attempts to visit anyone through any jail window will lose good time as to be determined by the Jail Administrator.


Inmate Funds

For online deposits to an inmate's account, click the following link, Jail ATM. The kiosk at the jail accepts cash and credit cards that get deposited into inmate accounts. Money orders and cashiers checks should be made out to the inmate and mailed to them. Personal checks are not accepted. The jail staff is not allowed to share information about the inmate's account with anyone other than the inmate. 

Telephones

Messages are not taken for the inmates by the jail staff. If you wish to leave a message for an inmate, you may do so by calling the inmate message system at 507-407-2026. These messages are not confidential. inmates may purchase phone cards from the jail. The cards are available in the amount of $10.00. Our phone system only accepts these phone cards. you may set up collect calls for inmates by calling 1-800-896-3201. To purchase phone cards online for inmates visit https://www.reliancetelephone.com
Video Calling can only be accomplished by receiving an invitation link to the Reliance website from an inmate.

Inmate Mail

Inmate's Name
902 5th Avenue
Windom, MN 56101

All mail must come through the United States Post Office. Only mail that comes through the Post Office will be delivered to the inmate. All mail is subject to inspection by jail staff.  Inmate's are allowed a maximum of 10 photos in their cell at one time.  The inmate may purchase stamps and envelopes at the jail. The jail does not accept stamps and envelopes left by visitors for the inmates.

Civil Fingerprints

Civil or Applicant Fingerprints can be scheduled with the jail by calling our office at 507-831-1375.  Please bring  $10 in cash (we do not have a cash drawer to make change for bigger bills.) The fingerprint machine is located in our jail which is still under a mask mandate by the Department of Corrections, so please bring one with you to your appointment.

General Information

All religious material will be inspected by Jail Administration.

New books are allowed by the approval of Jail Administration and must be donated to the library.

VINE - Victim Information & Notification Everyday:

VINE is a free, anonymous, computer-based service that provides victims of crime two important services: Information and Notification. VINE will tell you if an offender is in the custody of the Minnesota Department of Corrections of a county jail and will give you important custody information. VINE will also let you leave a phone number where you want to be called automatically when the offender is released, transferred, or escapes. Call 1-877-MN-4-VINE toll free.

Do not depend solely on the VINE service for your protection. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.