Floyd County Jail

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Floyd County Jail Information

The Floyd County Jail is a 22 bed jail in the city of Charles City, Floyd 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 641-257-6217, 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 Floyd County Jail at 641-257-6217 to get it.

Phone: 641-257-6217

Physical Address:
101 South Main Street
Suite 501
Charles City, IA 50616

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Floyd County Jail 501
101 South Main Street
Charles City, IA 50616

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How Do You Find Someone in the Floyd County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Floyd 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 641-257-6217 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for Floyd County and any other county in Iowa.

Floyd County Jail Inmate Search

The Floyd County Jail maintains an average of 22 offenders in custody on any given day. The Floyd 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 Floyd County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 1,040 offenders.

The following charts of Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd County Jail
According to the official website of Floyd County, Iowa, the Floyd County Jail is licensed for 14 beds with a holding cell for short term occupancy of up to five additional inmates. However, recent peaks in incarcerations have reached up to a need for 27 beds. Another source, hcsheriff.org, states that the Floyd County Jail was built in 1968 with a capacity for 22 inmates. The Floyd County Jail is located on the 4th floor of the Floyd County Courthouse at 101 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa, 50616. The contact number for the jail is 641-257-6217. The Floyd County Sheriff's Office is also located at the same address and can be reached at 641-228-1821. The Floyd County Jail in Iowa has varying visitation hours depending on the day of the week. However, as of January 24, 2022, in-person visitation is not allowed. It is recommended to check with the jail or visit their website for the most up-to-date information on visitation policies and hours. The Floyd County Jail is located on the fourth floor of the Floyd County Courthouse in Iowa. It is licensed for 14 beds, with a holding cell for short-term occupancy of up to five additional inmates. Recent peaks in incarcerations have reached up to a need for 27 beds. The jail is under 24-hour video security, and visitation is a privilege that can be withdrawn at any time by jail corrections staff. The Floyd County Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency for all rural areas in Floyd County, including the towns of Colwell, Floyd, Rudd, Rockford, and Marble Rock. The Floyd County Jail in Iowa is unique in that it is housed on the fourth floor of the County Courthouse. It is licensed for 14 beds with a holding cell for short term occupancy of up to five additional inmates. The jail is under 24-hour video security, and visitation is a privilege that can be withdrawn at any time by jail corrections staff. The need for a new jail has been discussed due to recent peaks in incarcerations. The jail has been inspected by Iowa's chief jail inspector.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Floyd County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 641-257-6217.

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.

Floyd County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 Floyd County Jail
Inmate Visitation

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

Floyd County Jail uses CIDNET for Remote Video Visitation between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.





Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Floyd County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-257-6217 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 Floyd County Jail?

Floyd County Jail uses CIDNET for Remote Video Visitation between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.


Friends & Family Portal Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Floyd County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-257-6217 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Floyd County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-257-6217 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls and Video Phone Calls from an Inmate in Floyd County

To register and sign up for a phone account with CIDNET Inmate Phone Service, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Type in your Email, Time Zone and First & Last Name of your Floyd County Jail inmate.
    1. Click the Create Account button.
    2. Read the Terms of Use, then click Agree.
    3. Login to your email and open the CIDNET email.
    4. In the email, click the Complete Your Verification link.
    5. Choose a Security PIN and a Password.
    6. Click the Sign In button.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Iowa, then the Floyd County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Floyd County Jail will have to give final approval for you to set up a phone account with your inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Floyd County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Floyd County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-257-6217 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Floyd County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-257-6217 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Floyd County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-257-6217 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Floyd County Jail uses CIDNET for Digital Mail Messaging between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.



Friends & Family Portal Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

How to send a text or email to an inmate in Floyd County

To send and receive secure texts or emails from an inmate housed in Floyd County follow these instructions:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Choose a Security PIN and Password.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Iowa, then the Floyd County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Floyd County Jail will have to give final approval for you to communicate by email with your chosen inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues with Texting and Emailing an inmate in Floyd County, visit our full page guide

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Floyd County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-257-6217 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

Floyd County Jail may now offer CIDNET Tablet Rentals to their inmates.

CIDNET is the same company that handles inmate phone systems, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here
  • Pay for the subscription.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Floyd County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-257-6217 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Floyd County

What are the other City and County Jails in Floyd County?

Floyd County County Jails
Floyd County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Floyd County?

Floyd Cerro Gordo Franklin Butler Mitchell Howard Chickasaw Bremer
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