With the nature of privacy and freedom to know who is around us, government agencies, law enforcement in particular, allow public access to inmate records through county jail inmate search
, arrest warrants and court dockets. Combined these can make a complete picture as a background report or more facts about anyone who's locked up.
Search for inmates in Iowa
Find inmates housed in the jails and prisons listed here. More searches are added when available, if you don't see the facility you're looking for, press the "Inmate Search" button. Information you'll receive can include offense reports, list of charges filed, arresting agency and requirements necessary for release.
- Local authority within state boundaries that governs smaller communities.
- Detention facility with criminal detainees awaiting trial or serving shorter sentences.
- Person in the custody of law enforcement for alleged illegal activity. Prisoner or convict.
More about corrections in Iowa
This directory contains links to 47 Iowa jails and detention centers and lists others with contact numbers or addresses. Compared to the online presence of jails, localized inmate searches are not as common. Call if necessary; be prepared to answer specific questions about the detainee or offense before they release any details. The Department of Corrections operates eight separate state prisons across Iowa, you'll find the physical address and phone number on that page.
Other Iowa specific pages