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North Iowa Juvenile Detention-Black Hawk Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Black Hawk County Iowa

To locate an inmate within the Black Hawk County Jail system in Waterloo, Iowa, go to the Black Hawk County Who’s in Jail page.

The page offers five search methods.  

  • Roster
  • Inmate Name
  • Date Booked
  • Date Booked Range
  • Charge


  • The page opens with a complete roster of current inmates listed alphabetically by last name.
  • Scroll until you locate your inmate.


  • Enter the inmate’s last name, comma, and first name.
  • Click on “Search”.

TIP: If unsure of inmate’s first name, you can search by only using last name.


  • Enter booking date. All inmates booked on that date will be listed.
  • Click on ”Search”.

TIP: If the search is unsuccessful, use the booked range option in case the booking date is a different day or use the name search method


  • Select a begin date and an end date. All inmates booked within that range will be listed.
  • Click on “Search”.

TIP: If the search is unsuccessful, use a wider range, or use the name search method.


  • Enter the criminal charge your inmate is facing. Click on “Search”.
  • All inmates who are currently in jail for that criminal charge will be listed.


Click on your inmate’s name (Which is blue-linked) to open and view:

  • Inmate’s Full Legal Name
  • Date Booked
  • Age
  • Race
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Gender
  • City of Residence
  • Court/Bond Number
  • Bond Amount
  • Bond Type
  • Date Paid


To find out more about this or other Black Hawk court cases, click here.

  • Click on “Case Search”.
  • Enter the inmate’s last name.
  • Enter the inmate’s first name.
  • Use the “Role” dropdown menu to select “Defendant”.
  • Use the “County” dropdown menu to select “Black Hawk”.
  • Use the “Case Type” dropdown menu to select “Criminal”. Enter the displayed security code in the box.
  • Click on “Search”. (Grey tab to the right).

Click on Case ID # to view:

  • Defendant’s Full Name
  • Trial Court Case ID
  • Originating County
  • Created                Speedy Trial
  • Microfilm Ref    
  • Citation Number
  • Disposition Status
  • Disposition Date
  • Reopened Date

You can also open the following tabs across the top of the page and view additional information:                              

  • Summary
  • Parties
  • Filings
  • Criminal Charges

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Black Hawk County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the North Iowa Juvenile Detention-Black Hawk in the city of Waterloo, Black Hawk County in the state of Iowa.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in North Iowa Juvenile Detention-Black Hawk

If you are certain your inmate is in North Iowa Juvenile Detention-Black Hawk, or at the very least in Black Hawk County, go to this page to search for them.

If the North Iowa Juvenile Detention-Black Hawk inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 319-291-2455 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The North Iowa Juvenile Detention-Black Hawk is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Iowa or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Black Hawk County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Black Hawk County Jail, either look them up here or call 319-291-2455 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Black Hawk County Jail until transport to a Iowa State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Black Hawk County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in North Iowa Juvenile Detention-Black Hawk and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Iowa

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Iowa. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.