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Jail/Dispatch Information


Jail / Dispatch

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office has four full time Dispatchers who are responsible for answering citizens complaints, Dispatching Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, and Ambulance Services.  The Dispatchers operate, monitor, and access numerous computer programs to assist them in their dispatching duties. 

There are eight Jailers who are responsible for monitoring and meeting the required needs of inmates who are serving sentences, or being held on charges awaiting their court appearances.  The Todd County Detention Center is licensed to hold up to 52 inmates. 

There is also part time staff in the Jail, Dispatch, Court Security, and prisoner transport.

Jail Information 

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office operates a 52 bed Detention Center that holds inmates on a variety of charges.  Some of the inmates are serving sentences and others are being held while they await their court appearances.  The Detention Center also holds inmates for other Counties that either do not have their own jail or do not have adequate space for their own inmates.

The Detention Center has four dormitory style cells and four cellblocks that have individual cells.  Some of these cells have bunks and can hold two inmates; the others are single rooms.  Additionally, there are four holding cells, an interview room for people who are in custody, a booking room, and a separate room for running breath tests on people arrested for driving under the influence. 

The inmates are monitored by security cameras and are checked on a scheduled basis by Jail Staff.  Doors throughout the facility are constantly monitored and controlled in two different locations in the facility.  Inmates are served three meals a day.  

To talk to jail staff directly call (320) 732-7743.


Inmate Visitation:

Wednesday from  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
and  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday       from  1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Visitors may sign up for their visit 15 minutes prior to the start time.   Visitor’s are subject to showing some type of identification.  Each inmate will be allowed 20 minutes per visitor.   Each inmate is allowed three visitors per session.   Persons under 18 years of age must have their legal parent or guardian with them.  If a person under the age of 18 is visiting a parent, they must have an adult with them.  People that are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit.  People waiting to visit an inmate must be of good conduct and children must be kept under control.

Contacting an Inmate:

By Phone:  To contact an inmate by phone, call  (320) 732-6215 .  You will be prompted in how to leave a message for a specific inmate.

By Mail:  Address mail to:     
Todd County Detention Center
(Inmate’s name)
115 3rd St. S.
Long Prairie, MN   56347

Include a return address on the envelope.  All mail is checked for contraband prior to giving it to the inmate. 

The Jail staff does not pass messages to the inmates.   Any information that you want to get to an inmate must be done by phone, mail, or during visitation.

Inmate Funds:

To leave funds for an inmate, cash can be deposited in a kiosk in the lobby of the detention or go to


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