Pottawattamie County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: May 14, 2020
Pottawattamie County Jail

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The Pottawattamie County Jail is a medium-security detention center located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This county jail is operated locally by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office.

Not all inmates in Pottawattamie County Jail have been sentenced. Many inmates in Pottawattamie County Jail are waiting for their trial or sentencing. The average stay in this facility is less than two years.

Inmates are offered different programs while serving time at the Pottawattamie County Jail, including educational programs and counseling programs. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are among the programs offered. Religious services and Bible studies are also available.

Pottawattamie County Jail - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Pottawattamie County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501

  • Phone

    712-890-2260

  • Capacity

    288

  • City

    Council Bluffs

  • Postal Code

    51501

  • State

    Iowa

  • Country

    Pottawattamie County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Pottawattamie County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501

  • Phone

    712-890-2260

  • Capacity

    288

  • Country

    Pottawattamie County

  • City

    Council Bluffs

  • Postal Code

    51501

  • State

    Iowa

  • Official Website

    Website

Pottawattamie County Sheriffs Department / Pottawattamie County Jail

  • Address

    1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51501

  • Phone

    712-328-5737

  • Website

    website

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

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

To find someone who is serving time, you can do a Pottawattamie County Jail inmate search here on the Iowa Department of Corrections webpage. Simply search the inmate’s first and last name, and you will find the inmate you are looking for, along with information such as date of birth, charges, and mugshots.

Send a Mail/Package

Inmates at Pottawattamie County Jail are allowed to send and receive letters. Letters mailed to inmates shall be no larger than 12" by 16".

Address your envelope as follows:

Inmate full name and CID number

C/O Pottawattamie County Jail

1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501

The only item which may be enclosed with correspondence mailed to an inmate is 10 or less unframed photographs no larger than 4" by 6.”

Inmates may receive magazines or books if they are sent directly from the publisher.

Photographs and letters that contain inappropriate subject matter or depicting nudity, sexual acts, physical violence or gruesome subject matter will be discarded.

Sending Money

If you want to send money to an inmate, so know that Pottawattamie County Jail does not accept cash by mail or in person. Cash received through the mail will be returned to sender. US Postal and Western Union money orders will only be accepted by mail. The mailing address is:

Pottawattamie County Jail
1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501

Access Corrections Secure Deposits is another convenient way to deposit funds into your inmate’s account. Use your Visa or MasterCard to send money with one of the following options:

1. Smart Device: Download our Android or iOS app.

2. Online: www.accesscorrections.com. The app and online options offer the lowest handling charge!

3. Pottawattamie County Jail’s Lobby Kiosk: Easy to use and accepts cash.

Commissary

A commissary is a store within the jail. Inmates who have money on their accounts can buy snacks and other things from the commissary.

The Pottawattamie County Jail’s Commissary sells various products like clothing, shoes, snacks, personal hygiene products, books, magazines, and games.

Phone Calls

Inmates at Pottawattamie County Jail may use telephones that are in their cells. Calls are free within the local dialing area. Collect call phones are available to make calls outside of the local dialing area. The inmates are limited to 15-minute phone calls, and the calls are terminated at 15 minutes.

When an inmate calls you collect, you are responsible for the fee. You can call Securus Correctional Billing at 1- 800- 844-6591 for the collect call fee in your area.

Visitation Rules

Visitation at Pottawattamie County Jail is a privilege, not a right.

Each inmate is allowed one 30-minute visit three times a week. A maximum of two adults will be allowed to visit at any one time.

A dress code is enforced for all visitors coming in to visit. Wearing inappropriate clothing (such as provocative or revealing clothes) will result in denied 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

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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