Howard County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: June 22, 2020
Howard County Jail

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The Howard County Jail is a medium-security detention center located in Cresco, Iowa. Operated locally by the Howard County Sheriff's Office, this jail holds inmates who are awaiting trial or sentencing. The Howard County Sheriff's Department has the largest number of law enforcement officers in the county and is the largest facility in Iowa. The current Sheriff was sworn in as Sheriff in September 2009.

Inmates at Howard County Jail have the opportunity to participate in programs, including education, counseling, substance abuse, and religious services. They are given three meals a day and are allowed to purchase snacks from the commissary. They are given an hour of recreational time each day where they are encouraged to go outside.

Howard County Jail - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Howard County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    124 South Park Place, Cresco, IA, 52136

  • Phone

    563-547-3535

  • Capacity

    10

  • City

    Cresco

  • Postal Code

    52136

  • State

    Iowa

  • Country

    Howard County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Howard County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    124 South Park Place, Cresco, IA, 52136

  • Phone

    563-547-3535

  • Capacity

    10

  • Country

    Howard County

  • City

    Cresco

  • Postal Code

    52136

  • State

    Iowa

  • Official Website

    Website

Howard County Sheriff Department / Howard County Jail

  • Address

    124 South Park Place, Cresco, Iowa, 52136

  • Phone

    563-547-5353

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

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

If someone you know is serving time in Howard County Jail, you can search for him or her in this Howard County Jail log. When you click on the inmate you are looking for, you will see information on him or her such as their date of birth, arrest date, and charges.

Send a Mail/Package

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail will be inspected by jail staff.

Inmates at Howard 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.

Inmate mail cannot contain anything related to violence, racial supremacy, or nudity.

If you want to send mail to an inmate at Howard County Jail, address your envelope as follows:

Inmate name

C/O Howard County Jail

124 South Park Place, Cresco, IA, 52136

Inmates may receive magazines and newspapers if they are sent directly from the publisher.

Sending Money

You can either send money to an inmate by going to the Howard County Jail and dropping off a money order or you can use MoneyGram to deposit money in an inmate’s account.

In order to send money to an inmate, you will need to know the inmate’s full name, the inmate’s ID number, and the inmate’s location.

You can call all Howard County Jail at 563-547-3535 if you have any questions.

Phone Calls

Howard County Jail has a phone program where you set up an account through the third-party company, GlobalTel, and the inmate can call you after you deposit money on his or her account.

According to the website, you can save money on inmate calling by using a “GlobalTel ‘Special Jail Phone Number’. When your inmate calls your ‘Special Jail Phone Number’, your phone rings and you save.”

All phone calls through Howard County Jail are recorded.

Visitation Rules

Howard County Jail requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to visitation. If you want to visit an inmate at Howard County Jail, carefully fill out the application. The Howard County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexiglass or on a televised screen from another location. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship. Inmates may have two visitors during each visit.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle. No cell phones or bags are allowed in the jail.

Call 563-547-3535 for questions regarding jail visitation.

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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