Wapello County Jail

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Wapello County Jail Information

The Wapello County Jail is a 129 bed jail in the city of Ottumwa, Wapello 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 641-684-4350, 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 Wapello County Jail at 641-684-4350 to get it.

Phone: 641-684-4350

Physical Address:
330 W. 2nd St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Wapello County Jail
330 W. 2nd St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501

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How Do You Find Someone in the Wapello County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Wapello 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 641-684-4350 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for Wapello County and any other county in Iowa.

Wapello County Jail Inmate Search

The Wapello County Jail maintains an average of 129 offenders in custody on any given day. The Wapello 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 Wapello County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 3,540 offenders.

The following charts of Wapello 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 Wapello 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 Wapello 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 Wapello 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 Wapello County Jail
I could not find the current capacity of the Wapello County Jail in Iowa through the provided search results. It is recommended to contact the Wapello County Sheriff's Office or the Iowa Department of Corrections for more information. The address and contact number for the Wapello County Jail in Iowa are as follows. Address: 330 West 2nd Street, Ottumwa, IA, 52501. Phone number: 641-684-4350. I'm sorry, I could not find the visitation hours for Wapello County Jail in Iowa. It is recommended to contact the jail directly for information on visitation hours. The phone number for the Wapello County Jail is (641) 684-4350. Information about the conditions and issues at Wapello County Jail in Iowa is not readily available from the provided search results. However, the Wapello County Sheriff's Department website provides information on how to contact inmates and schedule remote video visitation. The website also lists the contact information for the Sheriff's Department and Jail Administration. Additionally, there are websites that provide an inmate roster and information on how to search for an inmate, view their mugshot, and find out their criminal charges and bond amount. There is no information available that suggests that Wapello County Jail in Iowa is unique in any particular way. It is a county jail facility that houses inmates. The jail has a capacity of 148 beds and is operated by the Wapello County Sheriff's Office. The jail has a history dating back to 1845, and there have been changes in jail administration in recent years.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Wapello County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 641-684-4350.

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.

Wapello County Jail Booking Roster

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

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

Wapello County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Wapello County Jail inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Wapello County Jail Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wapello County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-684-4350 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 Wapello County Jail?

Wapello County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Wapello County Jail inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Wapello County Jail Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wapello County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-684-4350 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wapello County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-684-4350 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How Do Inmates in Wapello County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Wapello County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

Inmate phone services for inmates at the Wapello County Jail are provided by Prodigy Solutions.

Send an Inmate a Deposit Online for them to purchase phone cards, or add money to their account so they can call whoever they want, or be able to call only you.

  • Funds may be added in person directly at the Wapello County jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • Persons adding funds to an inmate’s account may use cash or credit cards using the kiosk in the office lobby, or by bringing a money order made out to the inmate’s name.
  • For more information, you can call the Wapello County Jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or call Prodigy Directly at 866-700-4545 ext. 7.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Wapello County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wapello County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-684-4350 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Wapello 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 Wapello County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-684-4350 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Wapello County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Wapello County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Wapello County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Wapello County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Gift Packs

Wapello County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Wapello County

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Iowa, then choose Wapello County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Wapello County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Wapello County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

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


 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wapello County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-684-4350 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wapello County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-684-4350 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Wapello County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-684-4350 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Wapello County

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

Wapello County County Jails
Wapello County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

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

Wapello Appanoose Monroe Mahaska Davis Van Buren Jefferson Keokuk
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Search for an Inmate in Wapello County

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