About the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center
The Freeborn County Adult Detention Center opened in October of 2004 at a cost of 12 million dollars. The FCADC went from a 42 bed linear style jail to a 122 bed direct supervision facility. The FCADC houses inmates, both male and female, who have been sentenced, are pre-trial, awaiting bail or arraignment for either a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor charge. Charges range from traffic offenses to murder. The FCADC is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections and is inspected yearly. The FCADC has averaged 1400 book-ins a year since 2001.
The detention center is monitored by 60 cameras throughout the secure area and another 12 cameras around the security perimeter. The doors within the facility are operated electronically by a touch screen computer system with an emergency key override.
In addition to 2 jail administrators, 5 Sergeants oversee 31 Detention Deputies in the daily operations of the detention center. Detention Deputies are in charge of inmates 24 hours a day. Clear expectations are set for all inmates by Detention Staff. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the facility will result in consequences for the inmate.