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Buchanan County Jail, IA

Updated on: September 19, 2023

Buchanan County Jail, Buchanan County, County Jail


210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644


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Independence, Iowa is home to the Buchanan County Jail.

Buchanan County Jail is home to adult inmates who come from a medium-security level.

The Buchanan County Jail offers work assignments for inmates who show a great example of behavior. These work assignments will pay a small salary.

Buchanan County Sheriffs Department

Address: 210 5th Avenue Northeast, Independence, Iowa, 50644

Phone: 319-334-2568

Sending a Mail/Care Package

When sending any mail to the Buchanan County Jail, you will need to us the United States Postal Service.

The Buchanan County Jail will NOT accept mail from FedEx, UPS, or any other service.

Sending Money

The easiest way to fund an inmate’s books is to bring a money order down to the Buchanan County Jail when you are going to visit them. The correctional officers in the lobby can deposit the money into the inmate’s accounts. Money will be available in a few days for the inmate to use.

Phone calls

Inmates will have the choice between making collect calls or using the phone service that the Buchanan County Jail provides, NCIC Inmate Telephone Services.

The NCIC Inmate Telephone Services is a third-party service that inmates and their families can opt in. This service is not free. This service will require inmates to have money in their phone account, if they want to make calls home.

Inmates are limited to 15-minute calls daily. This is to allow all inmates in the Buchanan County Jail to have time to use the telephone.


The Buchanan County Jail will allow family and friends of these inmates to have non-contact visits with their loved ones.

These non-contact visits will be behind glass walls. You will not have any chance to kiss or hug the inmate.

All visits in the Buchanan County Jail will be heavily monitored.

Inmates are permitted to have up to two visits per day. Visits can be anytime during the week from 9 am to 6 pm.

Visiting Hours

Monday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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