Nobles County Jail

Nobles County Jail Information Guide
  • Jail Phone - (507) 295-5378
  • Jail E-mail -

Inmate Money

  • For on-line deposits to an inmate's account go to
  • The jail only accepts money orders and cashiers checks payable to the Nobles County Jail with the inmates name referenced.  Money orders and cashiers checks only accepted during visitation or by mail.
  • Personal checks are not accepted.
  • There is a kiosk teller machine in the main entrance of the Prairie Justice Center for cash and credit card deposits.
  • The money will be credited to the inmate's account for their use.
  • The Jail staff is not allowed to share information about the inmate's account with anyone, other than the inmate.


  • Messages are not taken for the inmates.
  • If you wish to leave a message for an inmate, you may do so by calling the inmate message systems at (507) 376-4203. These messages are not confidential.
  • Inmates may purchase phone cards from the Jail or on-line at
    • These cards are available in the amounts of $10 and $20.
    • Our phone system only accepts these phone cards. Any other phone cards do not work with our Jail phones.
  • You may also set up collect calls for inmates by calling toll-free (800) 896-3201.

Inmate Visitation

  • Visiting inmates is scheduled by appointment.  Call (507) 295-5378 to set-up your appointment.
    • Visiting Hours are as follows:
      Sunday - 9:00AM–11:00AM, 7:00PM–10:00PM
      Tuesday - 7:00PM–10:00PM
      Thursday - 9:00AM–11:00AM
    • Saturday - 1:00-4:00PM for those whose visitor(s) lives 50 miles away and will be by sign up only.  Saturday visits will be assigned by the jail staff to fill time slots accordingly.  Inmate(s) must request a Saturday visit by Wednesday of the week the visit is requested.  Saturday visits will be limited to 1 (one Hour) per month).

Visiting Rules

  • Each visitor must register to be eligible to visit.  Registration applications can be picked up at the jail or on the Jail Website.
  • Registered visitors may visit up to 2 times a day and up to 4 times a week.
  • You must schedule your visit no later than 1 hour prior to the visitation period you wish to visit at.  You may schedule a visit by calling (507) 295-5378 or the inmate you wish to visit may schedule it for you.
  • Visits will be 20 minutes in length (1 hour on Saturdays).
  • Efforts are made to allow visiting time for everyone.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and are allowed to visit a parent or legal guardian.
  • Siblings under the age of 18 will not be allowed to visit.
  • A birth certificate or legal papers verifying guardianship must accompany the child.
  • All visitors must provide photo identification.

Inmate Mail

  • 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 jail canteen.
  • The Jail does not accept stamps, envelopes, or mail, left by visitors for the inmate.
  • Address inmate mail to:
    • Inmates Name
    • Nobles County Jail
    • 1530 Airport Ste 200
    • Worthington MN 56187

General Information

  • Nobles County jail allows photos.
  • These photos MAY NOT include gang graffiti, unclothed persons, photos with alcohol/cigarettes, or Polaroid photos.
  • All religious material will be inspected by jail staff.
  • Books and magazines are allowed, but only with approval of the Jail Programmer and must be donated to the jail library.

VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday

The Minnesota VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the Minnesota VINE system is 877-MN4-VINE or 877-664-8463. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.  There is also a mobile app available for VINE.  Go to for more information.

ICE - Victim Notification Program 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. Go to to learn more about the program.

National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

In Accordance with the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, the Nobles County Jail has a policy of zero tolerance with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in this facility and will take appropriate affirmative measures to protect all inmates from sexual abuse and harassment and to promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.  The Nobles County Sheriff's Office will investigate any criminal allegations.  Any person may report any allegation on the behalf of any inmate to the Nobles County Sheriff's Office at (507) 295-5400 or to Southwest Crisis Center at (800) 376-4311.

Any further questions regarding the Nobles County Jail should be directed to the Nobles County Sheriff's Department by phone (507) 295-5400, by email to one of the Jail Staff, or by using our Online Feedback Form.

If you would like to make a report anonymously, please call Southwest Crisis Center at (507) 376-4311.

2015 PREA Incident Tracking Log

  2015 2016 2017
Number of Incidents:      
          Sexual Abuse Incidents           0 1 0
          Sexual Harassment Incidents           5 3 1
          Substantiated           0 0 0
          Unsubstantiated           0 2 0
          Unfounded           5 2 1
          Ongoing           0 0 0