Inmate Programs & Services


The Crow Wing County Jail's Program Division works with offenders, staff, and volunteers to provide a safe and secure facility, while offering offenders the opportunity for corrective personal growth.

Programs and services offered are designed to help inmates with the tools necessary to become more productive citizens upon their re-entry into the community, and in addition, assist jail staff with inmate management by keeping offenders occupied in a positive manner.

Programs staff, along with approximately 250 volunteers, provide over thirty programs including:

  • Educational Programs
    • Adult Basic Education
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Dollar Works
    • Job Skills and Preparation
    • Nutrition
    • Parenting Skills
  • Recreational Programs
    • Art Classes
    • Blanket Tying
    • Card and Board Games
    • Exercise and Fitness Education
    • Gymnasium Recreation
    • Quilting
  • Spiritual Programs
    • Bible Study
    • Church Services
    • Gideon Services
    • Life's Compass
    • Native American Spirit Group
    • One-on-One Counseling
  • Therapeutic Programs
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Cognitive Skills
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Life Skills Education
    • Narcotics Anonymous
    • Set Free Treatment