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Steele County, Minnesota Sheriff Overview

Steele County is a county found in the southern part of Minnesota with its county seat in Owatonna. Steele County comprises the Owatonna, MN Micropolitan Statistical Area. Steele County is named after Franklin Steele. Zip codes in Steele County include 55049, 55060, 55917, 56026 and 56046.

The Sheriff of Steele County is currently Lon Thiele.

Steele County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 204 East Pearl Street

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-444-3800

Fax: 507-444-3894

Inmate Search in Steele County Jail

The Steele County Jail maintains an online

of inmates currently incarcerated in their Facility at their site in PDF form. Each inmate’s file contains the following information: Inmate, Booked, Agency, Hold Reasons, Charges. Jodi Bushey is the Steele County’s Jail Administrator.

Steele County Detention Center is a medium security county jail located in city of Owatonna, Steele County, MN. It houses adult male inmates (above 18 years of age) who are convicted for crimes which come under Minnesota state law. Most of the inmate’s serving time in this prison are sentenced for the period of over a year and are sentenced for crimes which are serious in nature. The prison is operated and maintained by Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC).

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

At the Steele County Detention Center you will encounter “video visiting”. This means there is no face to face contact between the visitor and the detainee. A detainee may have two 20 minute visits per day from the lobby area. Visitors may only see one detainee per visiting session, but may visit the same detainee two times in one day at different sessions.

You may also visit an inmate from home by logging into and following the instructions.  This is a “Skype” type visit.  Online visiting from home is .39 cents per minute and requires set up with a credit card.

Visitation Time:

On-line Visiting: Sunday-Saturday 8:00-10:00am, 1:00-4:00pm, & 6:30-9:00pm.

These visits are 20 minutes in length.

Lobby Visiting Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00-10:00am

Monday-Friday 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday 8:00-10:00am

All inmate correspondence must be sent through the U.S. Mail with the return address to:

“The Inmates Name”

c/o The Steele County Detention Center

2500 Alexander Street

Owatonna, MN 55060

Cash or credit card deposits are accepted for a detainee via the lobby kiosk, or deposits can be made online at may leave a message for a detainee by calling 507-451-0276 and following the instructions.  If you are having problems or wish to purchase phone time you may call the vendor at 1-800-896-3201.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Steele County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bail Bondsman

Posting Bond in Minnesota Court

Before any subject is released on bond, the bond must be approved by a judge after submission to the prosecuting lawyer for approval and execution. It may be filed with the court administrator during regular business hours and also with the custodian of the jail. In cases where bail has been set by the court and the defendant has provided a bail bond with corporate surety, approval by a judge is unnecessary if the bond conforms to Form 702 as published by the state court overseer.

Forfeiture of Bonds in Minnesota Court

Whenever a bail bond is forfeited by a judge, the surety and bondsman shall be informed by the court overseer in writing, and be directed to make payment in accordance with the terms of the bond within ninety (90) days from the date of the order of forfeiture. A signed copy of the order of forfeiture shall be forwarded with the notice.

Steele County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined103
Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll50
Full time total employees50
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Steele County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201621,166
Number Employed Annual Average, 201620,409
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016757
Unemployment Rate, 20163.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201560,970
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Steele County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20143,410
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20159.4
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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