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Shelby County, IA Jail and Prison System

Address: 1104 9th Street, Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: 712-755-2501
Fax: 712-755-2481

Shelby County IA Jail is a Medium security level County Jail located in the city of Harlan, Iowa. The facility houses Male Offender who are convicted for crimes which come under Iowa state and federal laws. The facility has a capacity of 14 inmates, which is the maximum amount of beds per facility.

The facility is part of Harlan, IA judicial district, which has 0 facilities in total.

Visit Iowa inmate search page for statewide information.

  • 14 Capacity
  • Harlan, IA Judicial District

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Shelby County IA Jail?

Locating an Inmate in Shelby County IA Jail

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

For information on official policy that outlines the regulations and procedures for visiting a Shelby County IA Jail inmate contact the facility directly via 712-755-2501 phone number.

Visitation Days and Hours

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

Visiting a Shelby County IA 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
TueFemale Visitation: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FriMale Visitation: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 Shelby County IA 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 712-755-2501. 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 Shelby County IA 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

INMATES NAME Shelby County Jail 612 Court St Harlan, IA 51537