Jail Information

McLeod County Jail
McLeod County Law Enforcement Center
801 - 10th Street East
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336

Phone 320-864-5191
Fax 320-864-1842

About The Jail

The McLeod County Jail is a 59-bed licensed Class III jail and is governed by Minnesota Department of Corrections standards as a secure detention facility used to confine both sentenced and pre-sentenced prisoners.  The McLeod County Jail opened its doors in 1982 on the second floor of the Law Enforcement Addition, which also houses the Sheriff's Office and 9-1-1 Dispatch Center.  In 2018, a new addition was completed to the courthouse and law enforcement center.  The addition included 19-detention beds, a larger intake area, video visitation and office space for the Jail and Sheriff’s Office.

The Jail Administrator is tasked with supervising the operations of the Jail.  The Jail Administrator is assisted by the Jail Programmer, four Sergeants and fourteen full time Corrections staff.  Correctional Officers are primarily responsible for the safety and security of the jail facility, the inmates and the officers.  

McLeod County Jail Mission Statement
To have charge and custody of the county jail.  To receive and safely keep all persons lawfully committed, and not release any person unless discharged in accordance with the law.


Programs available at the McLeod County Jail include General Education Diploma (GED) preparation, other educational opportunities, chemical abuse counseling, library services, religious guidance, and recreational activities.


Our jail holds pre-trial, straight time (sentenced), work release and STS (Sentence to Service) offenders.  STS is a program that is court ordered so inmates can perform service projects that contribute to the benefit of our community.  The jail houses male and female adults.

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services

Inmates in custody at the McLeod County Jail are provided equal access to services and programs.  The County utilizes its best efforts to provide inmates effective aids and services that will permit deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates to have the ability to communicate with people outside of the jail that other inmates have.  The McLeod County Jail has policies and procedures in place that it will allow for effective communication with all deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates.  Sign language, oral interpreters, video remote interpreting, texting, TTYs and other auxiliary services are available to deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates.

The McLeod County Jail will not retaliate against, or coerce in any way, any person who exercises or attempts to exercise his or her rights to services and programs while in custody.

Legal Notice - Prison Rape Elimination Act
The “Prison Rape Elimination Act” of 2003 (PREA) is a Federal Mandate that prohibits and seeks to eliminate sexual abuse and harassment in correctional institutions.

The McLeod County Jail facility has zero tolerance with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment.  The McLeod County Jail takes appropriate affirmative measures to protect all inmates from and promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.

Inmates and/or friend or family members may report incidents of suspected sexual harassment and abuse anonymously, in person, through written inmate communication or the Sheriff’s Office Confidential line 320-864-4524.

False reporting of a sexual abuse incident is a crime and can be punished under the law.



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