Buena Vista County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: April 10, 2020
Buena Vista County Jail

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Opened since 1984, Buena Vista County Jail is a medium-security detention center located in Storm Lake, Iowa. This facility was originally designed to house a total of 24 inmates, but by 2004, the Buena Vista County Jail experienced over a 240% increase in the average daily population for the facility and needed to expand.

Currently, 40 Corrections Deputies, 5 Corrections Sergeants, and 1 Lieutenant are responsible for providing safe and secure housing for inmates being held in the custody of the Buena Vista County Jail.

Buena Vista County Jail offers a Jail Alternatives Program which offers alternative programs to qualifying inmates. Such alternatives include Work Release, Community Service, and Electronic Home Monitoring.

Storm Lake - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Buena Vista County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    411 Expansion Blvd PO Box 276, Storm Lake, IA, 50588

  • Phone

    712-749-2452

  • Capacity

    24

  • City

    Storm Lake

  • Postal Code

    50588

  • State

    Iowa

  • Country

    Buena Vista County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Buena Vista County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    411 Expansion Blvd PO Box 276, Storm Lake, IA, 50588

  • Phone

    712-749-2452

  • Capacity

    24

  • Country

    Buena Vista County

  • City

    Storm Lake

  • Postal Code

    50588

  • State

    Iowa

  • Official Website

    Website

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To search for an inmate housed at Buena Vista County Jail, click here This report lists the names and basic information of each inmate and is updated every 15 minutes.

Send a Mail/Package

Inmates at Buena Vista County Jail may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender.

If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

When addressing the envelope to an inmate, use the following format:

Name of the Inmate
C/O Buena Vista County Jail
411 Expansion Blvd
PO Box 276, Storm Lake, IA, 50588

Magazines and books may be sent to an inmate if they are directly from the publisher. Inmates are not allowed to be mailed packages, although family and friends can order them items and goods through iCare.

Sending Money

The Buena Vista County Jail accepts money for inmates 24 hours a day via the kiosk in the jail lobby. The kiosk accepts cash and credit/debit cards. Money orders will be accepted through the mail. All money orders must be made out to "Buena Vista County Jail". Money can also be sent to the inmate’s account online using JPay services.

The Buena Vista County Jail does not accept personal checks for inmates.

Phone Calls

Inmates are allowed to make outgoing calls using the phone system, SECURUS Technologies. All of the calls are prepaid, and you can add funds to your inmate’s account anytime. If you have questions about setting up an account, you can call Buena Vista County Jail at 712-749-2452.

Visitation Rules

Visitation occurs via video from the visitor’s home/device or in the lobby of the Buena Vista County Community Justice Center which is located at 411 Expansion Blvd
PO Box 276, Storm Lake, IA, 50588
. Inmates are usually allowed one 40-minute visits per week. Each inmate may have two visitors at a time.

ONSITE video visitation:

  • Once per week per inmate

  • You can schedule an appointment online or at the Buena Vista County Jail lobby

  • Minors (under 18 years of age) must be supervised by an approved adult during the entire duration of the visit.

  • Anyone appearing to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be allowed to visit

  • All visitors must wear appropriate clothing including shoes and shirts.

  • Jail staff may refuse a visit due to inappropriate dress or conduct while visiting

To be eligible for an OFFSITE video visitation you must:

Offsite visitors must provide their own equipment and the necessary internet connections to participate in video visiting.

Visitation must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, but no more than 14 days in advance.

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday
    7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Sunday
    7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Directions

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