One of the few free searches on the internet is for inmates in jail and prison. Below you'll find the searches and lookups available from official websites or those provided with population reports to post online. Other ways to find someone in custody are to call using the phone numbers found by clicking the button on your right marked "Search Jail".
Search all jails in Iowa
Find all county jails
plus more about those listed here with any alternate search options that are available. "Search Jails" if you don't see your county. Information you'll receive can include offense reports, list of charges, 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