The Polk County Jail is the largest facility of its kind in the state of Iowa and takes advantage of the latest advances in security and jail design to house and manage Polk County’s inmates. The jail has full on-site kitchen and laundry facilities and houses medical services.
The 325,000 square-feet facility sits on 40 acres of land just north of Des Moines. The opening of the new facility allowed the Sheriff’s Office to house all inmates in Polk County and under one roof. With 1500 beds and the ability to expand capacity an additional 1000 beds, the jail was constructed to handle the expected growing inmate population of Polk County through at least 2030.
The Polk County Jail was designed to have a direct supervision setting where inmates are housed in large dormitory areas instead of in traditional barred cells that most people think of when they envision a jail. In addition to the dormitory-style units, the jail has smaller high-security units to house inmates that for behavioral reasons can not function in a normal jail environment.
The Polk County Jail houses an in-house drug treatment program and offers programs such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and anger management classes to inmates.
Polk County Jail Inmate Search
Inmate search provides information about current persons in custody of the Polk County Jail. Inmate roster usually includes the following information: booking or admission time, first and last name, gender, race, age or date of birth. Sometimes more detailed inmate records are provided (case number, charges, bail/bond amount, previous charges, photo, address, sentence information, commitment information, disciplinary infractions, disciplinary appeals, parole action, parole placement, work program, detainer/ warrants, profile classification, etc.).
Inmate Search in Polk County Jail is provided by Polk County Jail itself or by other third party. We do not guarantee accuracy of the information provided by Polk County Jail inmate search service. Be aware, that inmate information for different jails and prisons has different update periodicity. Usually inmate rosters are updated as new innmates data becomes available. Please see Polk County Jail website for more information. Typically online inmate lists should not be considered an official record or an official inmate roster. Official records and inmate rosters are kept by Polk County Jail.