Jail Administration
Jason Rupp                                                            
Jail Administrator                                                            

Daniel Quade
Jail Supervisor

Jail Programs

Heather Janssen
Jail Program Coordinator 

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

Saturday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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.  Underage children of inmates must provide a birth certificate in order to visit. 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.

To sign up for Free Video Visitation during the scheduled times above, please click on the link below:
Free Video Visitation Sign Up
*You must sign up 24 hours in advance

Inmate Funds

The kiosk at the jail accepts cash and credit cards that deposit into inmate accounts. The Jail only accepts Money orders and cashier's 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. 

For online deposits to an inmate's account, click the link below:
Jail ATM


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. 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. Video Calling can only be accomplished by receiving an invitation link to the Reliance website from an inmate.

To purchase phone cards online for inmates, visit https://www.reliancetelephone.com

Inmate Mail

Inmate's Name
Cottonwood County Jail
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. The inmate may purchase stamps and envelopes at the jail through commissary. 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 so you will be asked to leave keys, bags, sharp objects, etc. in your vehicle or lockers in our lobby.

General Information

All religious material will be inspected by the Jail Program Coordinator and/or Jail Administration.

New books are allowed by the approval of the Jail Program Coordinator and/or 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.