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Updated on: January 17, 2023
Johnson County Jail
511 South Capital Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240

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In 1963, the Johnson County Jail was officially opened to the public for operations. Throughout the next 50 years, the Johnson County Jail would undergo 3 expansions. As of 2019, the Johnson County Jail can house up to 92 offenders comfortably.

However, on a typical day here at the Johnson County Jail, they will house around 92 offenders. These offenders will include state and local arrests.

The Johnson County Jail is broken down into 4 cell blocks. There is only one cell block for women offenders and 3 cell blocks for men.

The Johnson County Jail currently employs 1 full-time on-call doctor, 1 full-time nurse, and 11 certified corrections officers.

The Johnson County Jail also offers educational and religious programs to its inmates as well.

Johnson County Jail — General Information

Johnson County Jail, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 92 persons.
511 South Capital Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240

Johnson County Sheriffs Department

Address: 511 South Capitol Street, Iowa, Iowa, 52240

Phone: 319-356-6020

As of lately, the Johnson County Jail has not made their inmate roster available to the public. What does this mean to you, if you are looking for someone in the facility?

The only way you will get any information on an inmate in the Johnson County Jail is to call them at the number provided above. They will be able to tell you what the inmate is for, when their court date is (if applicable), and when the inmate is scheduled to be released.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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When an inmate is in the Johnson County Jail they do not have many privileges, but one privilege they do have is sending and receiving letters.

Mail time in the Johnson County Jail is a huge thing for the inmates. Inmates love receiving letters. You are more than welcome to send letters to an inmate who is in the Johnson County Jail.

You will need to make sure that you have your name and your address on the letter. You will need to make the letter out to the inmate’s name as well. All incoming letters must be sent through the United States Postal Service.

Sending Money

The Johnson County Jail supplies the inmate’s three meals a day and shelter, but that is it. They do not supply inmates their personal hygiene products, snacks, beverages (outside of meals), and entertainment. If an inmate wants these items, they are required to purchase them through the facilities commissary.

You can deposit funds into the inmate’s account by dropping a money order off at the Johnson County Jail. You can do so when you visit or during operating hours.

Phone calls

The Johnson County Jail gives inmates two different ways they can contact their friends and family members.

First and foremost, the Johnson County Jail contracts with PayTel. PayTel is a third-party service in which an inmate will need funds in their phone account to use. A typical 15-minute long phone conversations will cost around $6 if the inmate calls using PayTel.

Inmates will also have the chance to call by doing a collect call. The fees of a collect call will be the responsibility of the person who receives the call. Collect calls will not work if the person has a mobile phone.


Looking to visit an inmate that is currently in the Johnson County Jail?

Visitation hours can change. It is best to phone the Johnson County Jail prior to coming out to the facility to ensure you know the most up to date visitation hours.

You will also want to know if they are accepting visitors. If the Johnson County Jail is under lockdown, there will be no visitors are allowed in the facility.

However, you will also need to bring a photo id that is issued by the government such as your passport, military ID, or your driver’s license.

Visiting Hours

7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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