- What is the total size of the Carver County Jail?
- What is the size of a typical cell?
- What did it cost to build the Carver County Jail?
- Why are there no bars?
- How are the doors operated?
- How many cameras monitor the facility?
- How many inmates are booked in annually?
- What is the average length of stay?
- What is the typical age and gender of inmates?
- What type of crimes have inmates committed to be placed in the Carver County Jail?
- Why does the Carver County Jail provide the inmates with television, commissary, and recreation?
- Do inmates receive visitors?
- Are inmates allowed to use the telephone?
- What type of clothing will the inmates be wearing?
- Is the staff safe in this type of detention center?
- What type of weapons is the staff allowed to carry for protection and security?
- What type of training is required for the staff?
What is the total size of the Carver County Jail?
68,000 square feet.
Regular cells are 70 square feet and handicapped cells are 90 square feet.
Bars are expensive to construct and are not conducive to the direct supervision model. Modern building materials make bars an obsolete method of security.
Doors are operated electronically with emergency key override.
60 throughout the jail facility.
We average around 3,500 annually.
5 to 10 days per inmate.
20- to 24-year-old males.
The Carver County Jail will house any and all inmates that are sentenced, pre-trial, awaiting bail or arraignment as directed by law for either a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor. Charges range from traffic offenses to murder.
Television and recreation are earned privileges. The Minnesota Department of Corrections mandates commissary privileges.
Visitors report to the reception area, receive a visitors pass (if approved), and are directed to the appropriate visiting area.
Yes. Collect-only phones are available for the inmates in the housing units. They are allowed to use them at the detention deputies' discretion.
Inmates wear facility-issued clothing at all times while in the Carver County Jail.
Yes. The direct supervision model has been proven to be a safe working environment.
The staff is required to carry an aerosol irritant. The staff is also trained in communication techniques and the use of force.
Staff is initially exposed to 240 hours of training, followed by an additional 24 hours or more annually.