Des Moines Jail, IA Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: November 13, 2020
Des Moines Jail

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In Des Moines, Iowa is where you will be able to find the Des Moines Jail. This facility is a medium security holding facility for the Des Moines Police Department or agencies within the judicial district of Polk County. The Des Moines Police Department is in charge of operating this facility.

A majority of the inmates that are held in this facility will be transferred to the Polk County Jail where they will be arraigned and read the charges before a magistrate.

Des Moines Jail - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Des Moines Jail

  • Facility Type

    City Jail

  • Address

    25 East First Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309

  • Phone

    515-283-4800

  • City

    Des Moines

  • Postal Code

    50309

  • State

    Iowa

  • Country

    Polk County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Des Moines Jail

  • Facility Type

    City Jail

  • Address

    25 East First Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309

  • Phone

    515-283-4800

  • Country

    Polk County

  • City

    Des Moines

  • Postal Code

    50309

  • State

    Iowa

  • Official Website

    Website

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

If you are looking for information on an inmate or want to search for an inmate within the Des Moines Jail you will need to contact the Des Moines Jail. The Des Moines Jail phone number is 515-283-4800.

Send a Mail/Package

Inmates at Des Moines Jail are allowed to send as well as receive letters in the mail. If you would like to send an inmate a letter you will have to send a 4"x 6 " plain white postcard that is metered. Be sure to use a pencil or blue or black ink only.

All other mail will be sent back to the sender or released to the inmate once they are released.

Sending Money

Inmates that are held in the Des Moines Jail do not have a way to receive money from loved ones while they are there. Inmates have all of their needs provided for them while they are held here so they do not need any money.

Phone Calls

All inmates at Des Moines Jail get phone time to call their family and friends. Phone time is limited to 15 minutes then the call is disconnected when the time runs out. Inmates are only allowed to make collect calls and they are not allowed to receive calls.

Visitation Rules

Inmates at Des Moines Jail are allowed to have visitors every week. Children 17 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent or their legal guardian.

You will be required to present your government-issued photo ID before you are allowed to go into the visitation area.

Remember to leave all of your personal belongings in your vehicle. This includes your cell phone.

The Des Moines Jail staff can deny visitation if you are not dressed appropriately so be sure to be dressed in clothing that is not revealing or offensive.

You could also be denied visitation if you are on parole or probation.

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Directions

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