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Updated on: August 25, 2021
Polk County Jail – New
515-323-5400
1985 NE 51st Place, Des Moines, IA, 50313
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In 1963, the Polk County Jail – New was officially opened to the public for operations. Throughout the next 50 years, the Polk County Jail – New would undergo 3 expansions. As of 2019, the Polk County Jail – New can house up to 1500 offenders comfortably.

However, on a typical day here at the Polk County Jail – New, they will house around 1500 offenders. These offenders will include state and local arrests.

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

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

The Polk County Jail – New also offers educational and religious programs to its inmates as well.

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Polk County Jail – New — General Information

Polk County Jail – New, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 1500 persons.
1985 NE 51st Place, Des Moines, IA, 50313
http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov
515-323-5400

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Address: 1985 Northeast 51st Place, Des Moines, Iowa, 50313

Phone: (515) 323-5446

As of lately, the Polk County Jail - New 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 Polk County Jail - New 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.

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

Mail time in the Polk County Jail - New 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 Polk County Jail - New.

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 Polk County Jail - New 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 Polk County Jail - New. You can do so when you visit or during operating hours.

Phone calls

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

First and foremost, the Polk County Jail - New 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.

Visitation

Looking to visit an inmate that is currently in the Polk County Jail - New?

Visitation hours can change. It is best to phone the Polk County Jail - New 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 Polk County Jail - New 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

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:

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