Benton County IA Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: August 08, 2019
113 E 3rd St, Vinton, IA 52349

Benton County IA Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Benton County IA Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 319-472-2337.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Benton County IA Jail is a detention center located at 113 E 3rd St Vinton, IA which is operated locally by the Benton County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Benton County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Vinton Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Iowa here.

Money can be left for inmates using the Stellar Teller machine in the front vestibule of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office or Online at

Prepaid Phone Accounts can be set up for inmates by family or friends thru the CPC(Combined Public Communications) website. To see if you are at the lowest rate, click here

Inmate mail should be sent to Benton County Jail, 113 East 3rd Street, Vinton, Iowa 52349. Be aware photographs and greeting cards cannot be kept in an inmate’s cell. Once viewed these would be stored in the inmate’s personal property.

Work Release
All Work Release inmates must complete and submit a Work Release Agreement and have it APPROVED by the sheriff. {Download Work Release Agreement}

ALL FEES associated with work release time must be PAID IN ADVANCE. The table below shows the minimum amount due for fees. If you are serving a jail sentence for ANOTHER COUNTY fees may vary based on the Fee Schedule for the county in which you were sentenced.


8 Hours or Less $40/Day 8 Hours to 12 Hours $50/Day Over 12 Hours $60/Day Out of County Orders $60/Day

Court Ordered Jail time must be scheduled with the jail. Call to schedule, find out fees, and what you should bring with you.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Iowa. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Benton County IA Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Benton County IA Jail - Visitation

Visiting hours:

  • Monday thru Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday thru Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ALL visitors must have with them a Photo ID
NO more than 3 visitors are allowed at one time
VISITORS under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their Legal Guardian
VISITS are for 20 minutes, NO MORE than 3-20 minute visits per week, Sunday thru Saturday


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