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Polk County, IA Jail and Prison System

Address: 40 Ward Street, Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: 828-894-3158
Fax: 828-894-2067

Polk County NC Jail is a Medium security level County Jail located in the city of Columbus, Iowa. The facility houses Male Offenders who are convicted for crimes which come under Iowa state and federal laws. The County Jail was opened in 1855 The facility has a capacity of 25 inmates, which is the maximum amount of beds per facility.

The facility is part of Columbus, NC judicial district, which has 0 facilities in total.

Visit Iowa inmate search page for statewide information.

  • 25 Capacity
  • Columbus, NC Judicial District

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Polk County NC Jail?

Locating an Inmate in Polk County NC Jail

The best way to locate or get information of any inmate currently incarcerated in Polk County NC Jail 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 NC Jail Visiting Rules

For information on official policy that outlines the regulations and procedures for visiting a Polk County NC Jail inmate contact the facility directly via 828-894-3158 phone number.

Visitation Days and Hours

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

Visiting a Polk County NC Jail 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

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 NC Jail.

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 828-894-3158. 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.

For sending a mail or a care package to an Polk County NC Jail County Jail inmate you should have the following information on the parcel:

Inmate Mail 1 Inmate Mail 2 Freight and non-USPS parcels Staff Mail

PO Box 69 Columbus, NC 28722