Boone County Jail

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Boone County Jail Information

The Boone County Jail is a 56 bed jail in the city of Boone, Boone County, Iowa. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Iowa State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at , directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Boone County Jail at to get it.

Phone:

Physical Address:
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave.
Boone, IA 50036

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How Do You Find Someone in the Boone County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Boone County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for Boone County and any other county in Iowa.

Boone County Jail Inmate Search

The Boone County Jail maintains an average of 56 offenders in custody on any given day. The Boone County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Boone County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 2,320 offenders.

The following charts of Boone County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Boone County Corrections Department, the state of Iowa Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Boone County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Boone County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Boone County Jail
According to and, the Boone County Jail in Iowa has a capacity of 56 inmates. The address and contact number for the Boone County Jail in Iowa are as follows. Address: 1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Avenue, Boone, IA 50036. Phone number: 515-433-0524. The Boone County Jail in Iowa has visiting hours from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM on Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, and is closed on holidays. For more information about scheduling a visit or requesting special consideration for extended visitation, you can call the jail at 515-433-0524 or check their website. The Boone County Jail in Iowa has an inmate roster available on their website. The jail is a secure facility that houses inmates who may be awaiting trial or sentencing, or serving a sentence after being convicted of a crime. Inmates are made aware of all jail rules before and during their stay, and the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 supports the elimination, reduction, and prevention of sexual abuse in adult and juvenile facilities as well as community correction programs. For more information about specific inmates, you can search for them on the official inmate search jail roster or call the jail directly at 515-433-0524. There is no information in the provided search results that suggests what makes Boone County Jail in Iowa unique. The search results provide general information about the jail, such as its location, services offered to inmates, and contact information for the sheriff's office.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Boone County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Boone County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at .

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Boone County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Boone County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Boone County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Boone County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Boone County and other Iowa and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Boone County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Boone County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Boone County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Boone County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Boone County Jail uses the services of Reliance Telephone for video (visit) phone calls and for emailing/texting to inmates.

Note: This option may not be available for your inmate. When registering, check to see if devices are available.

Known as the 'Reliance Inmate Wallet', it makes funding jail communication easy. Payments made into an 'Inmate Wallet' account are linked to a dedicated telephone number for inmates who rent one of their Reliance Tablet Phones. Inmate Wallet funds can be used for personal inmate text messaging, voice calls and video calls.  The cost of this is $4.00 per month for rental of the Reliance Tablet Phone + $0.25 per minute for video and voice calls.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Boone County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Boone County Jail?

Boone County Jail uses the services of Reliance Telephone for video (visit) phone calls and for emailing/texting to inmates.

Note: This option may not be available for your inmate. When registering, check to see if devices are available.

  • Known as the 'Reliance Inmate Wallet', it makes funding jail communication easy. 
  • Payments made into an 'Inmate Wallet' account are linked to a dedicated telephone number for inmates who rent one of their Reliance Tablet Phones.
  • Inmate Wallet funds can be used for personal inmate text messaging, voice calls and video calls. 
  • The cost of this is $4.00 per month for rental of the Reliance Tablet Phone + $0.25 per minute for video and voice calls.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Boone County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Boone County Jail?

There are FOUR options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a Jail ATM self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Boone County Jail uses Jail ATM to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.

Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union. Call the Boone County Jail first as they may want you to do this online or at the jail kiosk instead.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave.
Boone, IA 50036


Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit with Jail ATM over the Phone by calling 877-810-0914
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Boone County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Boone County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Boone County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Iowa, then choose Boone County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Boone County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Boone County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Boone County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Boone County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Boone County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Boone County Jail?

How Do Inmates in Boone County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To set up your Boone County inmate to make to make phone calls to you and others, follow these instructions:

For all the information you need in order to receive phone calls from your Boone County inmate, or to assist them in making calls to others, including instructions, fees, cost of calls, payment methods and times that your inmate can use the phone, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when discussing sensitive information about their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Boone County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Boone County Jail, and what can I send them?

Boone County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Boone County Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Boone County Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave.
Boone, IA 50036



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave.
Boone, IA 50036



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Boone County Jail allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Boone County Jail standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave.
Boone, IA 50036

Boone County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Boone County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Boone County Jail:
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave.
Boone, IA 50036


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Boone County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Boone County Jail, and what can I purchase?

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Boone County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Boone County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Boone County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Boone County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Gift Packs

Boone County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Boone County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Boone County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Iowa, then choose Boone County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Boone County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Boone County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Boone County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Boone County.


 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Boone County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Boone County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Boone County Jail uses the services of Reliance Telephone for emailing/texting to inmates.

Known as the 'Reliance Inmate Wallet', it makes funding jail communication easy. 

  • Payments made into an 'Inmate Wallet' account are linked to a dedicated telephone number for inmates who rent one of their Reliance Tablet Phones.
  • Inmate Wallet funds can be used for personal inmate text messaging, voice calls and video calls.  
  • Cost of texting is $4.00 per month for rental of the Reliance Tablet Phone + $0.09 per message sent or received up to 160 characters.

How Do Inmates in Boone County Jail Send and Receive Texts and Emails?

To set up your Boone County inmate to make to send and receive texts and emails to you and others, follow these instructions:

For all the information you need in order to send and receive texts and emails from your Boone County inmate, or to assist them in sending and receiving secure messages to and from others, including instructions, fees, cost of each message, tablet rentals, payment methods and times that your inmate can send messages, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when communicating sensitive information about their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Boone County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Boone County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Boone County Jail uses the services of Reliance Telephone for video (visit) phone calls and for emailing/texting to inmates.

Note: This option may not be available for your inmate. When registering, check to see if tablets are available.

  • Known as the 'Reliance Inmate Wallet', it makes funding jail communication easy. 
  • Payments made into an 'Inmate Wallet' account are linked to a dedicated telephone number for inmates who rent one of their Reliance Tablet Phones.
  • Inmate Wallet funds can be used for personal inmate text messaging, voice calls and video calls. 
  • The cost of this is $4.00 per month for rental of the Reliance Tablet Phone + $0.25 per minute for video and voice calls.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Boone County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call for further assistance.

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