Sioux County Jail

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Sioux County Jail Information

The Sioux County Jail is a 67 bed jail in the city of Orange City, Sioux 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 712-737-3131, 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 Sioux County Jail at 712-737-3131 to get it.

Phone: 712-737-3131

Physical Address:
4363 Ironwood Ave.
Orange City, IA 51041

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Sioux County Jail
4363 Ironwood Ave Suite 2
Orange City, IA 51041

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How Do You Find Someone in the Sioux County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Sioux 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 712-737-3131 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for Sioux County and any other county in Iowa.

Sioux County Jail Inmate Search

The Sioux County Jail maintains an average of 67 offenders in custody on any given day. The Sioux 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 Sioux County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 1,640 offenders.

The following charts of Sioux 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 Sioux 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 Sioux 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 Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail
The Sioux County Jail in Iowa was built in 1939 with a capacity for 16 inmates. As of November 2021, the Sioux County Sheriff's Office Jail Inmate Roster lists several inmates. Another source from January 2023 also confirms that the jail has a capacity of 16 inmates. The address and contact number for Sioux County Jail in Iowa are as follows: Sioux County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Center. 4363 Ironwood Ave Ste 1 Orange City, IA 51041. Jail phone: (712) 737-3131. You can also contact the administrative office at (712) 737-2280 during office hours, Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm. In case of emergency, dial 911. For non-emergency inquiries, call (712) 737-3307. Sioux County Jail in Iowa allows inmates one to two visits of 30 minutes each at the facility. There may be no limit on the number of visits when using the home-based video visitation service. Rules, guidelines, and schedules for visitation are listed on the jail's website. Administrative office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. The Sioux County Jail in Iowa has a capacity of 67 beds and contains six separate holding areas or "pods". One of the pods is padded for the safety of the inmate, and it is not uncommon for it to be used. The jail cannot accept anything from family or friends for the inmate other than money. The Sioux County Communications Center provides 24-hour dispatching of law enforcement, fire, and EMS services within Sioux County and handles an average of 16,000 calls for service a year. The Sioux County Sheriff's Office maintains an inmate roster that is available online. There has been at least one lawsuit filed against the county regarding an inmate's suicide in the jail. There is no information available in the provided search results that indicates what makes the Sioux County Jail in Iowa unique. The search results only provide general information about the jail, such as its contact information, inmate roster, facilities, criminal records, and visiting hours.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Sioux County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 712-737-3131.

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.

Sioux County Jail Booking Roster

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

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

Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-737-3131 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 Sioux County Jail?

Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-737-3131 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sioux County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-737-3131 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How Do Inmates in Sioux County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To set up your Sioux 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 Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-737-3131 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-737-3131 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

Sioux 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 Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Sioux 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 a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Sioux County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Sioux County Jail follow these steps:

  • Select Iowa, then select Sioux County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Sioux County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Sioux County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Sioux County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Sioux County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Sioux County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-737-3131 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail Send and Receive Texts and Emails?

To set up your Sioux 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 Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-737-3131 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-737-3131 for further assistance.

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