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Visitation takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2 pm to 4 pm only. There is no visitation on holidays or during storm closures. No contact visits are allowed.  Visits will take place in a secure visitation booth.  Visits are generally limited to 20 minutes in length, but can be terminated by staff at any time.  Visitors must be on a visitation list created by the prisoner and approved by staff.  Visits may be denied for any reason at any time.  Visitors are also subject to search.



Money for inmates may be brought to the Pembina County Jail for use by inmates to purchase items from commissary. We can only accept cash for inmate commissary accounts (no checks, money orders, or debit/credit cards).

Personal items from outside the jail (including clothing, books, games, etc.) are not permitted unless they are new in the original, unopened packaging, subject to the approval of the corrections staff.




We now use the Reliance phone system for prisoner phone calls and texting. Phone cards may be purchased directly from Reliance and provided to an inmate if the inmate does not have enough commissary funds to purchase their own.

Inmates may also call collect if your phone line is set up to accept collect calls.

If you need to contact an inmate or provide funds for phone cards you can learn how to use the new system by visiting the Reliance telephone link below:

Inmate voicemail: 701-265-4232 (follow the prompts)



What is PREA?

PREA stand for the Prison Rape Elimination Act, which was signed into law by President Bush on September 4, 2003. The final standards to implement PREA went into effect on August 20, 2012.

What is the purpose of PREA?

PREA is intended to address the detection, prevention, reduction and prosecution of sexual harassment and sexual assault in all correctional facilities in the country. It establishes a zero tolerance for sexual assault and harassment.

How to make a third party report of sexual abuse or sexual harassment

If you have knowledge of a sexual misconduct that has taken place with an inmate incarcerated at the Pembina County Correctional Facility, a report of the misconduct may be sent in writing or made by telephone to the Sheriff at the address/phone number listed below.

Inmates are encourages to speak with officers, medical staff, case managers, volunteers, family members, friends or anyone who can assist them in reporting the sexual abuse or harassment. They can write memos, file grievances, or call Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center free of charge and on the inmate phone system.


Pembina County Sheriff Terry Meidinger

Pembina County Law Enforcement Center

308 Courthouse Drive #2

Cavalier, ND 58220

701-265-4122     701-265-3194


Pembina County PREA Policy

2016 Pembina County Sheriff’s Office Annual PREA Report

2017 Pembina County Sheriff’s Office PREA Audit Report