Jefferson County Correctional Facility

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Jefferson County Correctional Facility Information

The Jefferson County Correctional Facility is a 32 bed jail in the city of Fairfield, Jefferson 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- 472-3967, 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility at 641- 472-3967 to get it.

Phone: 641- 472-3967

Physical Address:
1200 W. Grimes Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556

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How Do You Find Someone in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility?

To search for an inmate in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, 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- 472-3967 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for Jefferson County and any other county in Iowa.

Jefferson County Correctional Facility Inmate Search

The Jefferson County Correctional Facility maintains an average of 32 offenders in custody on any given day. The Jefferson County Correctional Facility 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 Jefferson County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 1,600 offenders.

The following charts of Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility
Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, call the jail’s booking line at 641- 472-3967.

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.

Jefferson County Correctional Facility Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility?

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility? What is the Schedule?

Jefferson County Correctional Facility 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641- 472-3967 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility?

Jefferson County Correctional Facility 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641- 472-3967 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641- 472-3967 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility?

How Do Inmates in Jefferson County Correctional Facility Make Phone Calls?

To set up your Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641- 472-3967 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Correctional Facility’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641- 472-3967 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Correctional Facility’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641- 472-3967 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility using an Online Messaging Service?

Jefferson County Correctional Facility 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility Send and Receive Texts and Emails?

To set up your Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641- 472-3967 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Jefferson County Correctional Facility 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 Jefferson County Correctional Facility’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641- 472-3967 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Jefferson County

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

Jefferson County County Jails
Jefferson County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

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

Jefferson Wapello Davis Van Buren Keokuk Washington Henry
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Search for an Inmate in Jefferson County

This facility, known as "Jefferson County Correctional Facility" is also known as Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center, Jefferson County, Jefferson County, Iowa, Jefferson.