Woodbury County Jail

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Woodbury County Jail Information

The Woodbury County Jail is a 238 bed jail in the city of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. You can call them 24 hours a day for inmate information at 712-279-6040.

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 are either bonded out, are released from custody on their own recognizance, or are ordered to remain in custody until the disposition of their trial.

You can also use the inmate search tool to see this facility's roster of those who have been arrested and are still in custody.

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 712-279-6040, 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 Woodbury County Jail at 712-279-6040 to get it.

Phone: 712-279-6040

Physical Address:
407 7th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Woodbury County Jail
P.O. Box 3083
Sioux City, IA 51102

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Woodbury County Jail
P.O. Box 3083
Sioux City, IA 51102

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Woodbury County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Woodbury 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 712-279-6040 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for Woodbury County and any other county in Iowa.

Woodbury County Jail Inmate Search

The Woodbury County Jail maintains an average of 238 offenders in custody on any given day. The Woodbury 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 Woodbury County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 5,160 offenders.

The following charts of Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury County Jail

The Woodbury County Jail, built in 1987, currently has bed space for 234 inmates.

However, a new Woodbury County Law Enforcement Center is currently under construction and is expected to hold up to 448 inmates.

The new jail, located across the street from the old one, should be completed by the summer of 2024, and in the end will cost approximately $70 million, $15 million more than the original estimate. The building will be 122,000 square feet and contain the 448 bed jail, the Sheriff's Department, the County Attorney and five courtrooms.

The address for the Woodbury County Jail is: 407 7th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101. You can reach the jail 24 hours a day by calling 712-279-6040. Additional contact information for the Woodbury County Sheriff's Department, which oversees the jail, can be found on their website. The Woodbury County Jail in Iowa has video visitation hours from Monday to Friday. The first session is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with check-in from 9:45 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. The second session is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., with check-in from 12:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Remote video visitation, where friends and family can visit from their own phone or computer, takes place all day from 8:00AM to 8:30PM.

Woodbury County Jail in Iowa is unique because it is not only a local jail that houses pre-trial and sentenced inmates, but also houses pre-trial federal prisoners with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Marshals Service.

Mail can be received every day and is processed and passed to the inmates quickly, however the jail uses a digital service to avoid contraband entering the facility. Friends and family of inmates in the Woodbury County Jail can arrange to visit inmates by video, both at the jail and remotely from home. They can also send them money and buy them commissary online, and set up a phone account that allows the inmates to call them during the day and evening seven days a week.

All the information on these inmate services can be found in the sections below.  If you still have questions, you can phone the jail 24 hours a day by calling 712-279-6040.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Woodbury County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 712-279-6040.

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.

Woodbury County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury County Jail
Inmate Bail and Bonding

What is Bail?

Bail is what the arrested in Woodbury County must pay or do to stay out of jail until the first court appearance. 

The agreement to bail acts as a promise that the arrested will return to court for court dates and trial. Bail usually refers to a dollar amount, but bail can also mean something that has to be done, or a condition such as reporting to an officer of the court, a curfew, restraining orders or attending a treatment program. 

Bail is usually a significant enough amount of money and/or condition that the person will be negatively impacted and has incentive to return to court and not flee. A flight risk usually means that the person would flee the area, and not necessary that they are going to take an airplane. 

If a judge in Woodbury County feels that the arrested will return to court for further proceedings, the arrested could be released under a conditional release without needing to pay bail money. This is called Released on Own Recognizance, or ROR.  

Conditions for ROR might be to obey all court orders and laws, maintain contact with the lawyer, report changes in residence or have no contact with the victim. Family support will show the court that there are people who will make sure that the defendant makes it to court. 

If the judge or bail schedule determines that the defendant would be a danger to the public if they were released, bail can be denied, and the person will be detained in the Woodbury County Jail until the case is resolved or goes to trial. 

Bail can be denied if the defendant did not comply with bail conditions from a previous arrest. Bail is usually denied in cases of violent offenses. 

What is the difference between Bail and Bond?

Bail and bond are used interchangeably to mean the same thing but technically, they are different. The bail is the amount to be paid and a bond is a signed document promising payment of the bail amount with certain conditions. Think of a bond as a loan to pay for the bail.  

The bond payment is always written to the court in your municipality, Woodbury County or district directly and does not go through the defendant. Chances of obtaining a bond from a bond company or clerk of court are better if family is involved.  

The thought of being in jail can cause the arrested to panic and try to secure a bond immediately.

DO NOT panic and take the time to understand all the options.  

More courts are now trying to work with defendants to make bail work and might provide non-monetary options or even reduce the bail.  

Payments to a bond company are not refundable. It is a long process to get back property title or money that was given to the clerk of court or bondsperson to secure the bond. This could put your loved ones into a difficult financial situation. 

Another reason not to unnecessarily rush into securing a bond is that if the court notes that you came up with the money to pay a bond company, they may assume you have resources to pay a defense attorney and decline public defense.  

On the other hand, as anyone who has ever been involved in their criminal defense understands, fighting your case while ‘out on the streets’ gives you a much better chance of either winning, or getting a more favorable sentence.  

What are the different types of bonds in Woodbury County?

Based on a review of information from the arrest, the judge or bail officer will determine and notify the accused of which types of bonds are available to them.

To describe the types of bonds, let’s use an example of buying your neighbor’s car. Your neighbor decides the price of the car and how they would be paid.

Similarly, the court (meaning a police or bail officer, clerk of court, bail magistrate or judge) determines the bail amount and how it would be paid.

Here are different options that the seller of the car or the court might consider:

You could pay full asking price for the car in cash. This is similar to paying cash bail.  The full amount of bail would be paid to the town or county clerk or at the jail. Cash, cashier’s checks and credit cards are usually accepted.

You could sign an agreement on your own or with another person to pay for the car at a future date knowing that your neighbor would know where to find you if you stopped payment. This would be similar to a cash bond or a personal recognizance (PR) bond which are bonds to where someone representing the defendant signs paperwork promising to pay the bail amount if the defendant does not show up to court. There is no money due up front. 

If the defendant does not show up, the full amount of the bail will be due to the court and the people who signed the paperwork will be responsible for paying the court and the court will send the sheriff’s department to arrest you. 

Cash bonds and PR bonds are types of unsecured bonds because you are not securing it with any money down. In bond terms, a surety is a person who will be responsible for making sure that you will show to court and will be responsible to pay the bond if the arrested person does not show up.

Surety can be family, friend or a bondsperson. Your attorney cannot act as a surety.

You can put a deposit down for your neighbor’s car and sign an agreement that the car will be paid off at a later date. Cash percentage in lieu of bonds is when the defendant pays a percentage of the bail amount, usually 10%, to the court which then holds the money until the case is over. 

The amount is returned to the person who paid the 10% after the case is over. In most cases, the full amount is not returned if there are court fees or fines due. This is a type of surety bond if another person signs the bond paperwork.

You could sign an agreement that if the car were not paid off, that your neighbor would get your house or something of value. 

A property bond is a bond that the courts might consider in which the bond is pledged in land or home real estate (mobile homes are not accepted).  

Usually, the property must be in the same state as the courts, and it must be worth at least 1 ½ - 2 times the amount of the bond.  

There are multiple court fees involved to execute a property bond with the courts and a tedious process to get the property deed back. This is another type of surety bond if another person or a bond company is used to secure the bond. 

You could also go to a local bank and take out a car loan offering property or anything of value for collateral. You may get someone to co-sign on the loan and offer their property. The bank charges fees, interest and could keep your property if you did not pay the loan back, or even on time.  

A professional bondsperson makes money, at least 10% of the bond amount by providing you with a “loan” called a bond. The percent that they charge is fixed by the state and cannot be negotiated. The defendant or surety does not get that 10% or more back even if the terms of the bail are met. 

With a property bond, the property deed would need to be signed over to the bondsperson and everyone on the deed would need to be involved.

Since the bondsperson signed off, to be responsible that you show to court as your surety, they can send a bounty hunter to bring you to court if you flee. A bondsperson does not have to give you a bond if the defendant seems to be too much of a risk.

Ask the bondsperson to explain all the costs: percentage, fees or court fees. There is never a reason to rush through signing the paperwork with a bond company. Make sure that everything told to you is in writing and that you understand what you are signing. Ask questions, and if you feel rushed or don’t understand the contract with the bond company, you might want to call another one.

(There have been phone scams where a bond company calls and informs a person that their family member has been arrested and they ask for financial information.  A bondsperson will not call asking for money without involvement of the arrested.)

Does Woodbury County have bail?  

Yes,  Woodbury County recognizes most types of bonds. Bail is a Constitutional right. This means most defendants can qualify for pre-trial release on their own recognizance, cash bail, or a surety bond.

What kind of bonds are accepted in Woodbury County? 

Iowa recognizes most types of bonds. The court will consider what type of bonds will be accepted depending on the circumstances of the arrest. Defendants can qualify for pre-trial release on their own recognizance, cash bail, or a surety bond.

Who can set bail in Woodbury County?

Bail for less serious, nonviolent crimes are set according to a predetermined bail schedule and can range from $300-$25,000. For more serious & violent crimes, or when the defendant does not qualify for immediate release, bail must be set by a judge.

When is bail set in Iowa?  

For less serious, nonviolent crimes bail is set according to a predetermined bail schedule and this information will be available during processing. For crimes requiring a judge to set bail the defendant will usually be within 24 hours of arrest.

Can I get the bail or bond reduced in Woodbury County Iowa? 

Yes, your attorney can also request a bond reduction.

In Woodbury County Iowa, who can pay bail for me? 

The person posting bail should be a relative or close friend, called a surety, because they are promising and taking responsibility that you will return to court to get their money back. 

A surety is not responsible for court fees or paying off personal debts for the defendant. A professional bondsperson who is approved by the State of Iowa could be the surety and execute a bond to the court on your behalf.

Can bail be paid online in Woodbury County Iowa?

Yes, Iowa does offer online bail payment. Please contact the county clerk or jail for specific information on how to pay bail. Go to the Woodbury County Jail for more information about the jails in Woodbury County.

What options are there to pay bail in Woodbury County Iowa?

Cash, debit card, credit card or surety. Payments may be made in person, online, or via a registered bail bond agent. In person payments may be made at the clerk of court office in the county where the defendant is being held.

A more immediate answer can be obtained by contacting the jail for specific information on what methods of payment are accepted. Go to the Woodbury County Jail for more information about posting bail in Woodbury County.  

Will I get all my bond money back in Iowa? 

Bail money is returned to the person who paid the bail; in whole or in part once the case is finished. There may be fees, restitution (money to pay for damage caused by the crime) or fines that come out of that amount. If you used a bondsperson, you would not get your 10% back. Property is returned by the court or bondsperson after the appropriate requests and formal paperwork are completed with the court.

Can I get bail or a bond with no money down in Woodbury County? 

The judge or officer who sets bail determines which kind of bail will be an option for you, but a cash bond and PR bonds usually do not require cash down, though you might have to pay court fees.

A cash bond or a personal recognizance (PR) bond are bonds where someone representing the defendant signs paperwork promising to pay the bail amount if the defendant does not show up to court. There is no money due up front. 

If the defendant does not show up, the full amount of the bail will be due to the court and the people who signed the paperwork will be responsible for paying the court and the court will send the sheriff’s department to arrest you. 

Cash bonds and PR bonds are types of unsecured bonds because you are not securing it with any money down. In bond terms, a surety is a person who will be responsible to make sure that you will show to court and will be responsible to pay the bond if the arrested person does not show up.  A surety can be family, friend or a bondsperson. Your attorney cannot act as a surety.

You may also post collateral via a registered bail bond agent.

What are the least expensive and affordable bail bonds in Iowa?  

The Woodbury County Jail or court in this jurisdiction can provide you with a list of approved and licensed bond companies, but they cannot recommend a specific company. You are not obligated to use the first company available and can call several companies to compare what kind of bonds that the bondsperson is willing to execute.  

The percentage of bail that the bond company can charge is set, usually at 10%, by the state and cannot be negotiated.

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Inmate Visitation

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

Woodbury County Jail ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

407 7th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-279-6040

Schedule Video Visits online with NCIC

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Check in with jail 30 minutes before your visit.
  • Visits are 25 minutes.
  • No visitation on holidays.
  • If you have been arrested, you may not visit for:
    90 days if you were arrested for a serious or aggravated misdemeanor
    1 year for a felony arrest
    If you were arrested on a simple misdemeanor, you may visit the following day.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed two visits per week
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session. A 3rd guest is allowed if it is a child and no more than 6 years old.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY No video sessions
MONDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
1:45pm, 2:10PM
TUESDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
1:45pm, 2:10PM
WEDNESDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
​​​​​​​1:45pm, 2:10PM
THURSDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
​​​​​​​1:45pm, 2:10PM
FRIDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
​​​​​​​1:45pm, 2:10PM
SATURDAY No video sessions


Woodbury County Jail REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • REMOTE VISITS ARE $0.30 MINUTE
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
MONDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM

Woodbury County Jail uses the services of NCIC for remote video visitation.

In other words, you can visit your inmate in jail by using your home computer, as long as it is equipped with a microphone and camera that supports video.

When available, the jail also provides use of ‘video visit kiosks’ in the jail lobby if you do not have a computer at home. These ’on-site’ video visits are FREE.



Costs
NCIC Video Visitation fees are subject to change, but the cost to you is roughly $7.50 ($0.25 per minute) for a 30-minute visit + an additional fee of $2.00 for the connection.
On-site (at the jail) video visits are FREE.

How to set up your Video Visit

  • Register here.  
  • Select Woodbury County Jail
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the jail staff of the date and time for the visit. Be sure to be in front of your computer and connected to NCIC at least 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Woodbury County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-279-6040 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 Woodbury County Jail?

Woodbury County Jail ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

407 7th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-279-6040

Schedule Video Visits online with NCIC

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Check in with jail 30 minutes before your visit.
  • Visits are 25 minutes.
  • No visitation on holidays.
  • If you have been arrested, you may not visit for:
    90 days if you were arrested for a serious or aggravated misdemeanor
    1 year for a felony arrest
    If you were arrested on a simple misdemeanor, you may visit the following day.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed two visits per week
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session. A 3rd guest is allowed if it is a child and no more than 6 years old.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY No video sessions
MONDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
1:45pm, 2:10PM
TUESDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
1:45pm, 2:10PM
WEDNESDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
​​​​​​​1:45pm, 2:10PM
THURSDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
​​​​​​​1:45pm, 2:10PM
FRIDAY 10:00AM, 10:25AM,
12:55PM, 1:20PM
​​​​​​​1:45pm, 2:10PM
SATURDAY No video sessions


Woodbury County Jail REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • REMOTE VISITS ARE $0.30 MINUTE
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
MONDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 8:30PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Woodbury County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-279-6040 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

There are FOUR options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a Jail ATM self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Woodbury County Jail uses Jail ATM to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.

Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union. Call the Woodbury County Jail first as they may want you to do this online or at the jail kiosk instead.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Woodbury County Jail
P.O. Box 3083
Sioux City, IA 51102


Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit with Jail ATM over the Phone by calling 877-810-0914
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Woodbury County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Woodbury County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Woodbury County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Iowa, then choose Woodbury County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Woodbury County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Woodbury County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Woodbury County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Woodbury County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Woodbury County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-279-6040 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Woodbury County Jail?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Woodbury County follow these instructions:

Woodbury County Jail uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Iowa.
  • Choose Woodbury County Jail
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Woodbury County Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Iowa to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Iowa to Iowa) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Woodbury County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, 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 Woodbury County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-279-6040 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Woodbury County Jail, and what can I send them?

Woodbury County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Woodbury County Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Woodbury County Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Woodbury County Jail
P.O. Box 3083
Sioux City, IA 51102



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Woodbury County Jail
P.O. Box 3083
Sioux City, IA 51102



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Woodbury County Jail allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Woodbury County Jail standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Woodbury County Jail
P.O. Box 3083
Sioux City, IA 51102

Woodbury County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Woodbury County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Woodbury County Jail:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID#
Woodbury County Jail
P.O. Box 3083
Sioux City, IA 51102


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Woodbury County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-279-6040 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

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

Search for JailATM services for Woodbury County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Woodbury County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Woodbury 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

Woodbury 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 Woodbury County

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Iowa, then choose Woodbury 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 Woodbury County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Woodbury 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 Woodbury County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Woodbury County.


 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Woodbury County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-279-6040 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Woodbury County Jail uses the services of NCIC for you to deposit funds into your inmate’s account so that you and they can purchase secure email messaging services from this jail’s e-messaging service.



You can deposit money three different ways:
•    Deposit online at NCIC.com
•    Deposit at the kiosk in the Woodbury County Jail lobby, if available.
•    Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069 (Note: if you deposit money using a live agent the fee is $5.95).

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Woodbury County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Woodbury County Jail follow these steps:

Woodbury County Jail uses the services of NCIC for you to deposit funds into your {Woodbury County inmate’s account so that you and they can purchase secure email messaging services from this jail’s e-messaging service.

You can deposit money three different ways:

•    Deposit online at NCIC.com
•    Deposit at the kiosk in the Woodbury County Jail lobby, if available.
•    Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069 (Note: if you deposit money using a live agent the fee is $5.95).
Email – [email protected]

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Woodbury County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Woodbury County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Woodbury County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-279-6040 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

Woodbury County Jail offers NCIC tablets to rent to inmates that they can use for video visitation and calls, phone calls, instant messaging, education and entertainment.

They can also be used for commissary ordering.


How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate at the Woodbury County Jail

Woodbury County Jail offers NCIC tablets to rent to inmates that they can use for video visitation and calls, phone calls, instant messaging, education and entertainment.

They can also be used for commissary ordering.

To find out more bout how much tablets cost to rent, and what programs, entertainment, education and other things it can be used for, check out our Tablet Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Woodbury County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-279-6040 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Woodbury County

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

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