Worth County Jail

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Worth County Jail Information

The Worth County Jail is a 9 bed jail in the city of Northwood, Worth County, Iowa. You can call them 24 hours a day for inmate information at 641-324-2481.

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 641-324-2481, 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 Worth County Jail at 641-324-2481 to get it.

Phone: 641-324-2481

Physical Address:
1000 Central Ave.
Northwood, IA 50459

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID #
Worth County Jail
1000 Central Avenue
Northwood, Iowa 50459

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID #
Worth County Jail
1000 Central Avenue
Northwood, Iowa 50459

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How Do You Find Someone in the Worth County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Worth 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 641-324-2481 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for Worth County and any other county in Iowa.

Worth County Jail Inmate Search

The Worth County Jail maintains an average of 9 offenders in custody on any given day. The Worth 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 Worth County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 780 offenders.

The following charts of Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth County Jail
According to and, the Worth County Jail in Iowa has a maximum capacity of 12 prisoners. The address and contact number for the Worth County Jail in Iowa are as follows. Address: 1000 Central Avenue, Northwood, Iowa 50459. Phone number: 641-324-2481. The visitation hours for the Worth County Jail in Iowa are as follows: • Tuesdays: 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Visitation is allowed three times each week per person, and no more than two visitors are allowed at any one time. A valid ID is required, and children under the age of 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. It is recommended to schedule visits 24 hours in advance, and violation of any visitation rule will result in immediate termination of the visit without notice and without refund and/or the suspension of inmate privileges. The Worth County Jail in Iowa has rules regarding detainee visitation, which is allowed three times per week per person. The jail also has a commissary where inmates can purchase additional items such as hygiene products, books, and snacks. The facility has a capacity of 12 inmates. More information about who is currently in jail can be found on the Worth County Sheriff's website. County jails maintain records on inmates, including arrest records, sentencing records, court documents, and other criminal records. There is no information available on specific inmate issues or conditions at the Worth County Jail. There is no information available in the provided search results about what makes Worth County Jail in Iowa unique.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Worth County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 641-324-2481.

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.

Worth County Jail Booking Roster

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

There are several ways to post bond in Worth County.  It is important to first get the exact payment amount first, including fees.  You can then pay cash through this site: GovPayNow.com..  You could also pay by a surety bond, or post a bond through an approved Bonding Agency.  Remember that the percentage paid to the Bonding Agency will not be returned.  Make sure also that the Bonding Agency is approved by the court/jail. 

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Inmate Visitation

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

Worth County Jail ON-SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE

1000 Central Ave.
Northwood, IA 50459
641-324-2481

  • Visits are 30 minutes.
  • You must be on the inmate's visitor list.
  • The actual visitation times may depend on the inmate and their housing location. Call 641-324-2481 and get your inmate's times and make an appointment to visit.
  • Inmates are allowed one visit per week.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per inmate.
  • Visitors must have a government issued photo ID.
  • Dress professionally with non-revealing clothing.

ON SITE VISITATION SCHEDULE - ALWAYS CALL 641-324-2481 TO CONFIRM VISITATION SCHEDULE!

DAY TIMES
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 11:00AM
WEDNESDAY 6:30PM - 9:30PM
SATURDAY 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Worth 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 Worth County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-324-2481 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 Worth County Jail?

Worth 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 Worth County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-324-2481 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Worth County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-324-2481 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How Do Inmates in Worth County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To set up your Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-324-2481 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

Postcards
The Worth 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.
Envelopes
The Worth County Jail may also allow regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates as well, however more and more jails are no longer allowing envelopes or paper letters due to concern about paper being dipped into liquefied drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine and then mailed into secure facilities.
To confirm that the Worth County Jail still allows letters in envelopes call 641-324-2481 or view the Inmate Mail Instructions.
Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper 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
Most jails allow 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 above.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Worth 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.
To confirm that the Worth County Jail continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 641-324-2481.
Care packages
Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items.
When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.
Call 641-324-2481 to see if the Worth County Jail participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Worth County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-324-2481 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Worth County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-324-2481 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Worth 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 Worth County Jail Send and Receive Texts and Emails?

To set up your Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-324-2481 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

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

Worth 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 Worth County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 641-324-2481 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Worth County

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

Worth County County Jails
Worth County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

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

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