Correctional facility is a term used by Process Servers in Minnesota that refers to a jail, prison, or other place of incarceration by government officials. They serve to confine and rehabilitate inmates in Minnesota as they do in all other states.

Do Process Servers say there is a difference between a correctional facility and a prison in Minnesota?

Actually, in Minnesota, correctional facilities and prisons are basically the same. Correctional facilities usually include prisons and jails while prisons are considered a subpart of the correctional system. Whether an inmate is incarcerated in a Minnesota corrections institution or a prison, they are subject to service of process, continuing their involvement within the justice court system. It must be noted, Private Process Servers in Minnesota who are tasked to serve process upon an inmate are delivering legal documents concerning civil matters only.

Correctional Institutions and Prisons in Minnesota are similar to most facilities in all states throughout the United States. State Prisons and Facilities in Minnesota are part of a larger criminal justice system which includes police, prosecution and the courts.

Inmates / defendants / respondents incarcerated in a Minnesota correction facilities are subject to the practices of the institution's rules and regulations. Process Servers who are tasked with the job of serving inmates in a Minnesota facility with service of process can only perform their duties and services with the guidance and approval of the facility managers and in many situations, the approval of the warden.

Estimates and data reveal that there are more than 1,400,000 inmates within the entire United States state prison system

State prisons in Minnesota are generally classified as minimum, medium and high security. There are approximately 1700 state prisons in the United States. Inmates in a correction facility in Minnesota regardless of classification are subject to private Process Servers performing service of process and are no different than any other person incarcerated in Minnesota.

Federal correctional Institutions located in Minnesota are the homes for inmates who have been convicted of a wide range of charges. Estimates and records indicate all federal prisons house over 220,000 inmates.

Many people familiar with the federal corrections system in Minnesota refer to federal prisons as a penitentiary. Penitentiary is synonymous with prison and/or jail, these names actually mean the same. The number of sentenced inmates entering federal prisons facilities in Minnesota each day is far less than the number of people who are delivered to its jails.

Private Process Servers throughout Minnesota deliver legal documents and civil lawsuits to incarcerated inmates. Actually, federal prisons grant Process Servers access to inmates by appointment only and are easier to coordinate service of process services than Minnesota state run prisons.

Prairie Correctional Institution

Address: P.O. Box 500

City: Appleton

County: Swift

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 56208

MCF Stillwater

Address: 970 Picket Street

City: Bayport

County: Washington

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55003

MCF Faribault

Address: 1101 Linden Lane

City: Faribault

County: Rice

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55021

MCF Lino Lakes

Address: 7525 Fourth Avenue

City: Lino Lakes

County:

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55014

MCF Willow RiverMoose Lake

Address: 1000 Lake Shore Drive

City: Moose Lake

County: Carlton

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55767

MCF Rush City

Address: 7600 - 525th St.

City: Rush City

County: Chisago

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55069

MCF Shakopee (Women)

Address: 1010 West Sixth Avenue

City: Shakopee

County: Scott

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55379

MCF St. Cloud

Address: 2305 Minnesota Boulevard S.E.

City: St. Cloud

County:

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 56304

Oak Park Heights

Address: 5329 Osgood Ave. North

City: Stillwater

County: Washington

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55082

MCF Oak Park Heights

Address: 5329 Osgood Avenue North

City: Stillwater

County: Washington

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55082

FCI Waseca

Address: P.O. Box 1781

City: Waseca

County: Waseca

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 56093

FCI Sandstone

Address: 2300 County Rd 29

City: Sandstone

County: Pine

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55072

FMC Rochester

Address: 2110 East Center Street

City: Rochester

County: Olmsted

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55904

RRM Minneapolis

Address: 300 South 4th St, Suite 1210

City: Minneapolis

County: Hennepin

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55415

FPC Duluth

Address: 4464 Ralston Drive

City: Duluth

County: Saint Louis

State: Minnesota

Zip Code: 55811