Poweshiek County Jail

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Poweshiek County Jail Information

The Poweshiek County Jail is a 40 bed jail in the city of Montezuma, Poweshiek 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 641-623-5679, 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 Poweshiek County Jail at 641-623-5679 to get it.

Phone: 641-623-5679

Physical Address:
4802 Barnes City Rd.
Montezuma, IA 50171

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Poweshiek County Jail
4802 Barnes City Rd
Montezuma, IA 50171

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How Do You Find Someone in the Poweshiek County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Poweshiek 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 641-623-5679 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for Poweshiek County and any other county in Iowa.

Poweshiek County Jail Inmate Search

The Poweshiek County Jail maintains an average of 40 offenders in custody on any given day. The Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 2,000 offenders.

The following charts of Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek County Jail
According to multiple sources, including Prisonroster and Montcalm, the Poweshiek County Jail in Iowa has a capacity of 40 beds. The address and contact number for Poweshiek County Jail in Iowa are as follows. Address: 201 South 3rd Street, Montezuma, Iowa, 50171. Phone number: 641-623-5679. Fax number: 641-623-5120. The Poweshiek County Jail in Iowa has varying visitation hours depending on the day of the week, where the inmate is housed, the inmate's sex, 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. It is open 24 hours a day, every day for those wishing to apply for a weapons permit, and fingerprinting is by appointment only. Information about the conditions and issues at Poweshiek County Jail in Iowa is not readily available in the provided search results. However, there are several resources available to locate inmates, including the official inmate search jail roster and inmate locator websites. It is recommended to contact the jail directly at 641-623-5679 or email [email protected] for more information about the conditions and issues at the facility. There is no information in the provided search results that indicates what makes Poweshiek County Jail in Iowa unique. The search results only provide general information about the jail, such as its location, capacity, and contact information. The Sheriff's Office website provides information about the Sheriff's Office and its services.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Poweshiek County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 641-623-5679.

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.

Poweshiek County Jail Booking Roster

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

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

Poweshiek County Jail 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 Poweshiek County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-623-5679 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 Poweshiek County Jail?

Poweshiek County Jail 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 Poweshiek County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-623-5679 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account at Poweshiek County Jail, using Access Corrections Secure Deposits

1. Online - Making a deposit using a verified Visa or Mastercard online, or using their Apple or Android App.
2. By phone - Dial 866.345.1884 to reach their 24/7 Access Corrections domestic call centers.
3. Jail Lobby Kiosk - Kiosks accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
4. Mail-in Lockbox - Friends or Family who do not have a credit or debit card can mail money orders to their secure lockbox to make deposits to an inmate’s account. Depositors use a customized form that captures all needed information. Upon receipt, they process and post the deposits to the inmate's trust fund in approximately 48 hours.

Money orders may be mailed to inmates at:
Access Corrections
P.O. Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132

Money orders must be made out to "Access Secure Deposits".
Include the state, city, inmate name and ID number on all money orders.

5. Walk-in Cash Deposits - Go to any Cash Pay Today location to deposit cash to your inmate's account.

Secure Deposits - Frequently Asked Questions
Secure Deposits - Video Tutorial on How it Works
Secure Deposits - Help Pages

Customer Service Contacts:
Phone: 866-345-1884
Email[email protected]
Online Chat - Look for 'bubble' on bottom right of the page linked here.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Poweshiek County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Poweshiek County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Iowa, then select Poweshiek County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Poweshiek County Jail.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Poweshiek County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-623-5679 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How Do Inmates in Poweshiek County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To set up your Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-623-5679 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-623-5679 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

Poweshiek County Jail contracts with Access Securepak (aka MyCarePak) for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
1. Register here.
2. Select Iowa.
3. Select Poweshiek County Jail.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
Contact Information:
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected].
* You can write them at:
    Access Securepak
    10880 Linpage Place
    St. Louis, MO 63132

* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, 
   and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by Poweshiek County Jail staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Poweshiek County Jail's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.


*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Poweshiek County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Poweshiek County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Iowa, then select Poweshiek County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Poweshiek County Jail.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Poweshiek County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-623-5679 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Poweshiek County Jail 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 Poweshiek County Jail Send and Receive Texts and Emails?

To set up your Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek 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 Poweshiek County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-623-5679 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

Poweshiek County Jail 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 Poweshiek County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-623-5679 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Poweshiek County

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

Poweshiek County County Jails
Poweshiek County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

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

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Search for an Inmate in Poweshiek County

This facility, known as "Poweshiek County Jail" is also known as Poweshiek County Jail, Iowa, Poweshiek.