Polk County Juvenile Detention Center
Polk County Juvenile Detention Center

Polk County Juvenile Detention Center inmate locator: Liens and Judgments, Who's in jail, Description, Inmate List, Agency, Grade, Mugshots, Bond, Case Records, Age, Charges, Statute, Release Date, Warrant, Booking Date, Bookings, Gender, Disposition, Arrests.

Polk County Juvenile Detention Center is a medium-security detention center that is located in Des Moines, Iowa. The city once had the highest suicide rates of any other city in the country. Most of the inmates sentenced here will not be serving longer than two years in jail.

The jail also accepts inmates from surrounding municipalities and from the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The Polk County Juvenile Detention Center is run by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and most of the inmates are waiting for trial and/or sentencing.

The Polk County Juvenile Detention Center also has a work-release program. Inmates are released from jail during the days, so that they can work. You should apply to the work release program before being sentenced, as this will minimize the time it takes to potentially get into the program.

Inmates can make outbound calls that are quite expensive, and add up to around $15 each for those who choose to receive the call.

The Polk County Juvenile Detention Center was originally built in 1963.

Polk County Juvenile Detention Center - General Information

Facility Name: Polk County Juvenile Detention Center
Facility Type: County Jail
Address: 1548 Hull Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50316-1397
Phone: 515-286-3344
Facility Type: Juvenile
City: Des Moines
Postal Code: 50316-1397
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Official Website: http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff/

How to Find Someone in Polk County Juvenile Detention Center

You can search through the inmates at the Polk County Juvenile Detention Center using the following link: http://californiajailroster.com/sheriff/calaveras-county-jail/. You will have to enter the inmate’s first and last name.

You will obtain results regarding his or her arrest, charges, bail information, projected release, arresting agency, and more.

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

The mail policy for Polk County Juvenile Detention Center inmates is generous in that it:

  1. Allows for unlimited sending and receiving of mail to inmates.

  2. Allows for an unlimited amount of pages, and allows writing on both sides of the paper.

Photographs are a more sensitive issue. Inmates cannot have more than three photographs in their possession at any given time, and they must be no larger than 4” by 6”

Newspapers, magazines, and books can only be received as new, from the publisher, and if the inmate is staying at the facility for longer than 30 days. The material cannot incite race violence, or violence of any kind. It cannot encourage any sort of unlawful behavior, either.

This is an inmate mailing address for an inmate staying at Polk County Juvenile Detention Center:

Inmate Name

Polk County Juvenile Detention Center

1548 Hull Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50316-1397

Sending Money

The inmate commissary at the Polk County Juvenile Detention Center sells items such as toiletries, candy, food, and more. There is also a facility manager that handles the sales of these items. The inmate store is self-sufficient.

  • Money can be placed on an inmate’s account through this link: www.smartdeposit.com. You will need the inmate’s arrest number.

  • Bring cash to the jail lobby kiosk to place on an inmate’s account.

  • Bring a debit/credit card to the jail lobby kiosk to place on an inmate’s account.

Phone calls

There are phones located in inmate “pods” that can be accessed on two days: Saturday and Sunday. The phones can be used from 8 AM to 10 PM.

Polk County Juvenile Detention Center staff can deny rights to the phone as a disciplinary action.

All phone calls will be billed collect or funds can be placed on an account. Phones aren’t operated or maintained by jail staff.

Visitation

All visitors are checked at the front lobby. Visitors that are 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent and/or legal guardian. Visitors also cannot carry personal items into the visitation area.

Visitors and inmates at Polk County Juvenile Detention Center cannot write notes to each other. They also cannot use sign language to communicate.

A prisoner is only able to have visitors if they have been in jail for 90 days.

If an inmate is released by bond or by other means, he/she will not be allowed visitors.

All visitation scheduling and requests are done through Video Visit Anywhere: http://www.videovisitanywhere.com

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
Holiday

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions

Nearby Jail/Prison

Correctional Facility Name Type County
Lansing Jail City Jail Ingham County

Other Types of Correctional Facilities in Iowa