Here are addresses and phone numbers of individual units and work farms for reference. Most state prisoners can be located using the official offender search provided by the official DOC website, which can be found linked below. If you are looking for a county inmate or someone who has not been sentenced yet, use the "Inmate Search" button on the right.
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