The Scott County Jail is a secure detention facility. The introduction of contraband or weapons into the facility is strictly prohibited.

Contraband definition: Item or items that would either compromise the safety and/or security of the facility, hinder facility operations, or would be considered illegal to possess by Minnesota State Statutes. Contraband is further defined as items which are not authorized by the facility, authorized items in excess of allowed limits, and items which have been altered form their original state.

Contraband items include but are not limited to the following:

  • Any items that may be used as a weapon
  • Box cutters
  • Cameras of any type
  • Cell phones
  • Chemical sprays
  • Drugs
  • Guns
  • Knitting needles
  • Knives
  • Large sets of keys
  • Nail files, tweezers, nail clippers
  • Needles of any type
  • Pornographic materials, magazines, pictures, etc.
  • Radios, portable TVs, iPods, MP3 players, tape players, etc.
  • Razors
  • Recording devices
  • Scissors
  • Swiss Army card

Other items may be refused at the discretion of the Jail staff.