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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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Benton County IA Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 319-472-2337

The Benton County IA Jail is a medium-security 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, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Vinton Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

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 JailATM.com

Prepaid Phone Accounts can be set up for inmates by family or friends thru the CPC(Combined Public Communications) inmatesales.com 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

Benton County IA Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Iowa. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Benton County IA Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 319-472-2337.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

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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