Des Moines County Correctional Center

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Des Moines County Correctional Center Information

The Des Moines County Correctional Center is a 74 bed jail in the city of Burlington, Des Moines 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center at to get it.

Phone:

Physical Address:
3630 Bauer Drive
Burlington, IA 52601

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Des Moines County Correctional Center ?

To search for an inmate in the Des Moines County Correctional Center , 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 Des Moines County and any other county in Iowa.

Des Moines County Correctional Center Inmate Search

The Des Moines County Correctional Center maintains an average of 74 offenders in custody on any given day. The Des Moines County Correctional Center 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 Des Moines County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 3,040 offenders.

The following charts of Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center
The Des Moines County Correctional Center in Iowa has a capacity of 74 beds. It was opened in 1995 as a 68-bed direct supervision jail and is supported by 33 staff members including correctional officers, transport officers, administration, and kitchen staff. The facility handles all transportation arrangements for the Des Moines County Sheriff's Office. The address of the Des Moines County Correctional Center in Iowa is 3630 Bauer Drive, Burlington, IA 52601. The phone number for the facility is 319-753-8275. According to, the visiting hours at Des Moines County Correctional Center in Iowa vary depending on factors such as the day of the week, where the inmate is housed, and whether or not it is a holiday. Each inmate is allowed one or two visits per week, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length. For more information about visiting policies and procedures, you can refer to the Visiting Policy on the Iowa Department of Corrections website or contact Centralized Visiting at 319-385-9511. There is limited information available on the conditions and issues faced by inmates at the Des Moines County Correctional Center in Iowa. The facility is a county jail with a capacity of 74 inmates. Inmates who are granted work release by the courts need to complete a form and pay $20 per working day. The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement and support services to all of Des Moines County, including the correctional center. However, there have been reports of inmate suicides and overdoses in Iowa prisons in general. If you need specific information about an inmate, you can contact the correctional center directly. The Des Moines County Correctional Center in Iowa is a medium-security detention center that was opened in 1995. It has a capacity of 68 beds and is staffed by 33 members including correctional officers, transport officers, administration, and kitchen staff. The facility holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing, or they may be serving a sentence after being convicted of a crime. While the facility does not appear to have any unique features or programs based on the search results, it provides essential services to the community as a correctional center.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Des Moines County Correctional Center ?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Des Moines County Correctional Center , 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.

Des Moines County Correctional Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center ?

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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Des Moines County Correctional Center ? What is the Schedule?

Des Moines County Correctional Center Remote Video Visitation Instructions

Visitation for Des Moines County Jail inmates utilizes the Prodigy Inmate Visitation website for its visitation software.

If you should have a question or need assistance, call Prodigy Customer Support at 866-700-4545 ext. 7.

Signing up for Prodigy video visitation is quick and easy. Just follow these steps!

1. Sign Up Here.

2. Complete the information to be approved. You must submit a photo on ProdigySales.com to be approved for visitation.

3. Once approved, log in to the terminal to schedule a visit. Use the username and password you set when creating your account.

4. Select your scheduled visit session and click. Visits will show 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

5. Click on Start Video Call. Wait for the inmate to login. Once both parties have logged in, your visit will commence.

NOTE: Onsite video visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. This is for friends or family that do not have their own computer or smart phone. Visit Prodigy Sales to schedule onsite visitation or to see if Des Moines County Correctional Center allows Offsite Video Visitation from your home device.

Onsite video Visits will be 20 minutes in length (unless you were late) and someone is already scheduled after you. In that case, your visit will end at the previously scheduled time.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Des Moines County Correctional Center ’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 Des Moines County Correctional Center ?

REMOTE VIDEO VISITATION

Visitation for Des Moines County Jail inmates utilizes the Prodigy Inmate Visitation website for its visitation software.

If you should have a question or need assistance, call Prodigy Customer Support at 866-700-4545 ext. 7.

Signing up for Prodigy video visitation is quick and easy. Just follow these steps!

1. Sign Up Here.

2. Complete the information to be approved. You must submit a photo on ProdigySales.com to be approved for visitation.

3. Once approved, log in to the terminal to schedule a visit. Use the username and password you set when creating your account.

4. Select your scheduled visit session and click. Visits will show 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

5. Click on Start Video Call. Wait for the inmate to login. Once both parties have logged in, your visit will commence.

NOTE: Onsite video visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. This is for friends or family that do not have their own computer or smart phone. Visit Prodigy Sales to schedule onsite visitation or to see if Des Moines County Correctional Center allows Offsite Video Visitation from your home device.

Onsite video Visits will be 20 minutes in length (unless you were late) and someone is already scheduled after you. In that case, your visit will end at the previously scheduled time.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Des Moines County Correctional Center ’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 Des Moines County Correctional Center ?

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
Des Moines County Correctional Center 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center 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.
3630 Bauer Drive
Burlington, IA 52601


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 Des Moines County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Des Moines County Correctional Center follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Des Moines County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Iowa, then choose Des Moines County Correctional Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Des Moines County Correctional Center , and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Des Moines 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center , or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Des Moines County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Des Moines County Correctional Center ’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 Des Moines County Correctional Center ?

How Do Inmates in Des Moines County Correctional Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Des Moines County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

Inmate phone services for inmates at the Des Moines County Jail are provided by Prodigy Solutions.

Send an Inmate a Deposit Online for them to purchase phone cards, or add money to their account so they can call whoever they want, or be able to call only you.

  • Funds may be added in person directly at the Des Moines County jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • Persons adding funds to an inmate’s account may use cash or credit cards using the kiosk in the office lobby, or by bringing a money order made out to the inmate’s name.
  • For more information, you can call the Des Moines County Jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or call Prodigy Directly at 866-700-4545 ext. 7.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Des Moines County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Des Moines County Correctional Center ’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 Des Moines County Correctional Center , and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Des Moines County Correctional Center ’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 Des Moines County Correctional Center , and what can I purchase?

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Des Moines County Correctional Center

Search for JailATM services for Des Moines County Correctional Center .

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Des Moines County Correctional Center . 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Des Moines County Correctional Center 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

Des Moines County Correctional Center 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 Des Moines County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Des Moines County Correctional Center follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Iowa, then choose Des Moines County Correctional Center
  • 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center , and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Des Moines 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 Des Moines County Correctional Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Des Moines County.


 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Des Moines County Correctional Center ’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 Des Moines County Correctional Center using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Des Moines County Correctional Center ’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 Des Moines County Correctional Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

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

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Other Jails in Des Moines County

What are the other City and County Jails in Des Moines County?

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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Des Moines County?

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This facility, known as "Des Moines County Correctional Center " is also known as Des Moines County Jail & Correctional Center , Des Moines County Jail & Correctional Center , Iowa, Des Moines.