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SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center

SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center
629 6th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

712-328-4893

The SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center is the main jail in Fremont County Iowa. While the police in the cities and towns in Fremont County can arrest and detain offenders, the SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center is the facility that is accredited by Iowa to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center is located at:
629 6th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 712-328-4893.

The main reason that people call 712-328-4893 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

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Every year the SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center has approximately 480 bookings, with a daily average of 24 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 6.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

Go to this page for other jails in Fremont County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.

Unlike the Iowa Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Fremont County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Iowa Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center

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Iowa Fremont 24


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629 6th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501


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SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center-Fremont
629 6th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501


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This facility, known as "SW Iowa Juvenile Detention Center" is also known as Southwest Iowa Juvenile Detention Center, SW IA Juvenile Detention Ctr-Fremont, SW IA Juvenile Detention Ctr-Fremont, Iowa, Fremont.