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Updated on: September 2, 2021
Des Moines Jail
515-283-4800
25 East First Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309
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The Des Moines Jail despite the name is not a jail. The Des Moines Jail is just a holding pen for people who have been arrested in the Des Moines limits.

Unfortunately, with the holding pen in the Des Moines Jail is quite small. So, offenders will only be in this small holding pen for hours, if that. Most of the offenders that have been arrested in the Des Moines limits will be brought directly to the Polk County Detention Center and skip going down to the Des Moines Jail all together.

Keep in mind that the Des Moines Police Department will also manage this smallholding pen as well.

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Des Moines Jail — General Information

Des Moines Jail, City Jail.
Adult.
25 East First Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309
http://www.dmgov.org/departments/police/Pages/default.aspx
515-283-4800

There is no way in with the Des Moines Police Department where you can locate an inmate. There will be no inmates that are in the Des Moines Jail.

Ultimately, all inmates will ALWAYS be brought down to the Polk County Detention Center. If you would like to contact them to find out if the offender you are looking for is in their facility, you can at 515-283-4800.

When contacting the Polk County Detention Center, please tell them you suspect that the Des Moines Police Department was the arresting agency along with the offender first and last name.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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The Des Moines Jail is rarely used. There is NO sending mail whatsoever to the Des Moines Jail. You will want to wait until the offender gets transferred, booked, and processed into the Polk County Detention Center before you will be permitted to send mail to them.

Sending Money

The Des Moines Jail is rarely ever used. The offender may be in a cell for just under an hour, if that. The offender will NOT have any need for cash during their time in the holding pen. You will want to wait to send cash when they get over to the Polk County Detention Center.

Phone calls

The offender will not be permitted to make any phone calls until they are officially booked into the Polk County Detention Center. As previously stated, the Des Moines Police Department will bring the offender typically to that facility as it has more manpower.

Visitation

The Des Moines Jail is rarely used. There is NO visitation whatsoever in the Des Moines Jail. You will want to wait until the offender gets transferred, booked, and processed into the Polk County Detention Center before you will be permitted to visit with them.

Visiting Hours

Monday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Holiday:

Directions

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