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Northwest Iowa YES Center-Dickinson FAMILY & FRIENDS INFORMATION

ABOUT Northwest Iowa YES Center-Dickinson

The Northwest Iowa YES Center-Dickinson in the city of Cherokee, Dickinson County, Iowa is a maximum-security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level, misdemeanor offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level has to be as high as is it would be in any maximum-security state prison. 

Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Northwest Iowa YES Center-Dickinson are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence. 

The men and women being held in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-Dickinson are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Dickinson County Court System already and been sentenced to one year or less. 

When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Iowa State Prison or the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Illegal immigrants may be transferred into ICE custody and are then deported.

Inmates in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-Dickinson are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, a legal library, and bathroom and shower facilities. 

The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazines from trusted outside publishers.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to schedule a time to visit.

Information You Will Find on This Page

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find very helpful and very useful: 

Dickinson County Inmate Search

How to Bail out an Inmate at this jail

Inmate Phone use for this facility

Visitation Rules and Schedules - both here and online

Commissary Deposits and Inmate Accounts

Northwest Iowa YES Center-Dickinson Inmate Mail Guidelines


We also provide information on:

  • How to contact the facility
  • Directions to the jail
  • Dickinson County recent arrests
  • Local, State and Federal Most Wanted bulletins
  • Outstanding Arrest Warrants
  • Crime News
  • Dickinson County Court Appearances, and lots more.

Northwest Iowa YES Center-Dickinson

Iowa Dickinson 15


1251 West Cedar Loop
Cherokee, IA 51012




Inmate's First and Last Name
Juvenile's first and last name
Northwest Iowa YES Center
1251 West Cedar Loop
Cherokee, IA 51012