Martin County Jail

Inmate Visitation

Visiting Hours:
Friday and Saturday:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All visits are done by video visitation.  Rules are posted outside the Visitation room and violators will be asked to leave and visitation privileges will be terminated. 

Visitors must be at least 18 years of age and have not been incarcerated in the last 30 days or a victim of the offender. Underage children of inmates may be allowed to visit if they are accompanied by a legal guardian or other adult approved by the Jail Administrator. All visitors over 18 must present a valid government ID such as driver's license, state ID card, military ID, or passport. To be accepted the ID must be a recognized government agency and have a picture and proof of age. Work, school, and check cashing IDs are not accepted. There are no exceptions.

Visitors are limited to 15 minutes per visit and each visitor can only visit once per day. Any inmate that attempts to visit anyone and second time or through any jail window will lose good time as to be determined by the Jail Administrator.

Questions or concerns: Call Jail Administrator Tanya Rathman at 507-238-3153 or email at


Inmate Funds
Family/ Friends can deposit money into an inmate’s account using the Turnkey kiosk in the Video Visitation area in the Martin County Security Building.  The Kiosk takes cash or credit card, but there is an $8.95 fee for the use of credit cards.  Personal checks are not accepted. The money will be credited to the inmate's account for their use. The Correctional Deputy is not allowed to share information about the inmate's account with anyone other than the inmate. Correctional Deputies will not accept money directly from the public. (Exception to this rule is if our Kiosk isn’t working)

Messages are not taken for the inmates by the Correctional Deputies. If you wish to leave a message for an inmate, you may do so by calling the Inmate Message System at 507-320-1163. These messages are not confidential. Inmates may purchase phone cards from the jail using the Kiosks in their cell. Family and Friends can purchase them as well using or .  Our phone system only accepts these phone cards.

Family/Friends can purchase canteen items on 

Family/Friends can visit  to put money on an iPod for the inmates to text them. These messages are not confidential.  iPods can be given to an inmate after their initial court appearance and after signing a user agreement.  DOC inmates will be allowed iPods after they have been in custody for 24hours without any rule infractions and after signing a user agreement. 

Inmate Mail
Inmate's Name
201 Lake Ave
Fairmont, MN 56031

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 Corrections Staff. The inmate may purchase stamps and envelopes at the jail. The jail does not accept stamps and envelopes left by visitors for the inmates.

Fingerprint Machine

**All fingerprinting services are by appointment only** 

To schedule an appointment call the Jail @ 507-238-3150

Please bring the following to your civil applicant appointment; a picture ID, any specific instructions or paperwork needed to be signed by the Correctional Deputy, and your fingerprint card(s).  For civilian applicant fingerprints, there is a charge of $10 per card, cash and exact change only.

If you are reporting for criminal prints please make sure you have your photo ID and criminal complaint. 

Do not bring other property into the building other than what has been advised above. 

VINE - Victim Information & Notification Everyday:
VINE is a free, anonymous, computer-based service that provides victims of crime two important services: Information and Notification. VINE will tell you if an offender is in the custody of the Minnesota Department of Corrections of a county jail and will give you important custody information. VINE will also let you leave a phone number where you want to be called automatically when the offender is released, transferred, or escapes. Call 1-877-MN-4-VINE toll free.

Do not depend solely on the VINE service for your protection. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.