Shakopee

The Minnesota Correctional Facility – Shakopee (MCF-SHK) is a women-only state prison in Minnesota, USA.[2] Constructed in 1986 and located in Shakopee, Scott County, it is Minnesota's only facility for housing female offenders.[3] MCF-SHK is home to 500+ women of all five custody levels. The Facility consists of ten buildings, including six inmate living areas (including a chemical dependency treatment unit, parenting unit and education unit), a mental health unit and a segregation facility, an industries building, and administration and engineering related buildings. The prison previously had no perimeter fence or wall, only a hedge surrounding the property until 2016. This was after a bonding bill passed by the legislature of Minnesota in 2014 allowing for the erection of a twelve foot fence to surround the prison. Despite previously having no fence or wall only eight prisoners have been able to escape but all were later caught.[3] MCF-SHK is home to a chemical dependency treatment unit, a program that promotes and teaches good parenting skills, and was formerly home to a work-release style program for women. Cosmetology, office support classes, as well as several college courses are also offered to the women. MCF-SHK also has a service dog training program where women train dogs to become service dogs.

Shakopee Contact Details

Address: 1010 West Sixth Avenue, Scott, MN
City: Shakopee
Zip: 55379
Phone 1: 952-496-4440
Phone 2: Visiting Staff Contact: 952-496-4440
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Wednesday 4pm-8:30pm
Thursday 4pm-8:30pm
Friday 4pm-8:30pm
Saturday 8am-2:45pm
Sunday 8am-2:45pm