The records of inmates that are held in Iowa State Prisons are kept and are updated by the Iowa Department of Corrections. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Corrections Division.
This database can be searched by the information listed below:
If you do not have a computer and internet handy or if you just want to be 100% sure your information is accurate you can always write the Iowa Department of Corrections at 515-725‐5701. However, the Iowa Department of Corrections keeps their records up to date most of the time.
County and city jails
Department of Corrections Division
By using the information listed below you will be able to search the inmate list:
In the Iowa jails inmate search you will be able to see the information listed below:
You will be able to see the information listed below when you can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file:
Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the Iowa database. City and county prisons are kept in a different database.
There are 12 state prisons located in the state of Iowa. In the roster listed above is where you can see all of these prisons. However only state prisons are in this database, all other prisons will not be shown.
If you are trying to find someone in a state jail, it shouldn't be that difficult since the state jails are a bit bigger and offer more information on their inmates than the smaller jails such as a city or county jails. you will be able to get information in a city or state jail's, you just might have to spend more time getting information and you will need to know where to get the information you are looking for.
County and city jails
Most of the county's Sheriff's department manages and operates the county jails. You will need to get a hold of the county's Sheriff's department if you are searching for someone that is in a county jail.
There really isn't a whole lot of information on the city jails. The city jails pretty much exist to hold inmates until they will be transported to a more permanent location/jail. The city's corrections division can be contacted if the person you are looking for is being held in a city jail. The city’s official website is where you will be able to find contact information where you can find out the information you are looking for.
The Iowa Department of Corrections has updates to their offender search database done often so their information is in real time most of the time. So, keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced. The Iowa Department of Corrections updates its database during normal business hours.
You can always call the jail that the inmate is being held in if you would like the most recent information or if you have any questions since the jail will have the most recent information.
The jail in which the inmate is held in will need to be contacted if you see any information on the inmate to be wrong where information can be debated with the inmate.
The Iowa prison inmate database does not allow you to search for sex offenders. The database for sex offenders has its own database, that the general public has access to this sex offender database.
You will be able to find the sex offender database on the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
Department of Public Safety Building.
You will then need the information listed below to continue your search:
This database can be searched by using the name and zip code or the address information.
The offenders that are in this database are in this database are not behind bars.
You will see the information listed below when you select the offender you are looking for:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|South Iowa Area Detention Service Agency||County Jail||Lee County|
|Adams County Jail||County Jail||Adams County|
|Adair County Jail||County Jail||Adair County|
|South Iowa Juvenile Detention||County Jail||County|
|Allamakee County Jail||County Jail||Allamakee County|
|Appanoose County Jail||County Jail||Appanoose County|
|Audubon County Jail||County Jail||Audubon County|
|Benton County Jail||County Jail||Benton County|
|Black Hawk County Jail||County Jail||Black Hawk County|
|Bremer County Jail||County Jail||Bremer County|
|Calhoun County Jail||County Jail||Calhoun County|
|Butler County Jail||County Jail||Butler County|
|Buchanan County Jail||County Jail||Buchanan County|
|Boone County Jail||County Jail||Boone County|
|Carroll County Jail||County Jail||Carroll County|
|Buena Vista County Jail||County Jail||Buena Vista County|
|Cass County Jail||County Jail||Cass County|
|Cerro Gordo County Jail||County Jail||Cerro Gordo County|
|Cedar County Jail||County Jail||Cedar County|
|Chickasaw County Jail||County Jail||Chickasaw County|
|Cherokee County Jail||County Jail||Cherokee County|
|Clarke County Jail||County Jail||Clarke County|
|Clayton County Jail||County Jail||Clayton County|
|Clay County Jail||County Jail||Clay County|
|Clinton County Jail||County Jail||Clinton County|
|Crawford County Jail||County Jail||Crawford County|
|Dallas County Jail||County Jail||Dallas County|
|Decatur County Jail||County Jail||Decatur County|
|Davis County Jail||County Jail||Davis County|
|Delaware County Jail||County Jail||Delaware County|
|Des Moines County Correctional Center||County Jail||Des Moines County|
|Emmet County Jail||County Jail||Emmet County|
|Dickinson County Jail||County Jail||Dickinson County|
|Dubuque County Jail||County Jail||Dubuque County|
|Fayette County Jail||County Jail||Fayette County|
|Franklin County Jail||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Floyd County Jail||County Jail||Floyd County|
|Greene County Jail||County Jail||Greene County|
|Fremont County Jail||County Jail||Fremont County|
|Grundy County Jail||County Jail||Grundy County|
|Guthrie County Jail||County Jail||Guthrie County|
|Hamilton County Jail||County Jail||Hamilton County|
|Hancock County Jail||County Jail||Hancock County|
|Henry County Jail||County Jail||Henry County|
|Harrison County Jail||County Jail||Harrison County|
|Howard County Jail||County Jail||Howard County|
|Humboldt County Jail||County Jail||Humboldt County|
|Ida County Jail||County Jail||Ida County|
|Iowa County Jail||County Jail||Iowa County|
|Jackson County Jail||County Jail||Jackson County|