McLeod County 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 911 Dispatch Center. In 2017, a new addition was completed to the courthouse and detention center. The addition included 19-detention beds, a larger intake area, video visitation and office space for the jail and sheriff’s office. The task of supervising the operation of the Jail is the responsibility of the Jail Administrator. The Jail Administrator is assisted in this 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. Food service is provided by private contractor and Inmate Health Care is also provided through a private contractor in collaboration with the McLeod County Public Health Department.