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Polk County, IA Jail and Prison System

Address: 1985 Ne 51st Place, Des moines, IA 50313
Phone: 515-323-5400

Polk County IA Jail - New is a County Jail located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. The County Jail was opened in 2008 The facility has a capacity of 1,500 inmates, which is the maximum amount of beds per facility.

The facility is part of Des Moines, Iowa judicial district, which has 0 facilities in total.

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  • 1,500 Capacity
  • Des Moines, Iowa Judicial District

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Polk County IA Jail - New?

Locating an Inmate in Polk County IA Jail - New

The best way to locate or get information of any inmate currently incarcerated in Polk County IA Jail - New is to contact the County Jail for information on the inmate or visit them online at

Be Approved

Make sure an inmate you are visiting have placed you on their approved visiting list.

Be Prepared to Polk County IA Jail - New Visiting Rules

For information on official policy that outlines the regulations and procedures for visiting a Polk County IA Jail - New inmate contact the facility directly via 515-323-5400 phone number.

Visitation Days and Hours

Polk County IA Jail - New County Jail has visiting hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. For more information on when you can visit an inmate and get directions contact the County Jail directly.

Visiting a Polk County IA Jail - New inmate on holidays:

The inmate will be notified as to any changes to the "normal" visitation schedule due to holidays and/or any special commitments.

USP General Visiting Hours
Mon8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m
Tue8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m
Thu8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m
Sun12:30 to 2:30 p.m

How to Send a Mail/Care Package to an Inmate?

Inmates can receive letters from their family members and friends, as well as packages from home with prior written approval from the inmate's unit team or authorized staff member at Polk County IA Jail - New.

To make sure the mail and package you are sending comes under approved item list and for more clarification contact the County Jail administration at 515-323-5400. Another option for contacting the facility is reaching out via email at

You can also try to contact the facility by reaching out to them on social media platforms. Visit their Facebook page here.