Detention Center

The Detention Facility was built in 1987 and has a capacity of 111. We hold sentenced and unsentenced prisoners from within our county as well as prisoners for other counties, the Department of Corrections, Immigration and US Marshals.

Programs Offered
General Programs
  • Adult Education
  • Bible Study
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Church
  • Gym
  • Library
Detention Center
Work Release
This program gives inmates the opportunity to maintain their current employment or obtain employment while incarcerated. The inmates must pay the county a set fee per day to have that privilege.

Sentencing to Service (STS)
This program utilizes minimum security jail inmates to provide services throughout the county. Examples of some projects they work on are Glendalough State Park, work for townships (cutting brush, ditch cleanup, etc), jail kitchen help, Salvation Army and many more. The inmates receive a set amount per hour they work that is applied directly to any fines they have on file. A fee, which will be determined, is charged to all agencies requesting assistance from the STS program.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

You can make a report to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office or the Fergus Falls Police Department at (218) 998-8555. You can also make a third party report through Someplace Safe at (800) 974-3359 or (218) 739-2853, which is located outside the facility. You can also remain anonymous upon request.

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