Butler County IA Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 08, 2021
428 6th St, Allison, IA 50602

Butler Co 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.

The phone carrier is Reliance Telephone System, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

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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Butler 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: 319-267-2410

The Butler County IA Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 428 6th St Allison, IA which is operated locally by the Butler 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. Butler County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Allison Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Jail was built in 1928 and has since been remodeled in 1983 and again in 1992. The current capacity of the jail is 12 inmates. The main purpose is to hold persons arrested for crimes committed in Butler County. The jail is to protect the public and make sure the person arrested is available for subsequent court appearances. The secondary purpose of the jail is for the punishment of those persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes. Those persons can be sentenced to the Butler County Jail for up to one year.

The jail has five cells consisting of three single cells, one three-person cell, and one six-person cell. The jail can hold males, females, and juveniles waived into adult court. Persons in the here are provided jail uniforms, deodorant, toothbrushes, and bedding when they are received at the jail. The inmates are fed three hot meals a day and have the opportunity to purchase items from the jail commissary two times a week.

The average daily population of the jail for 1999 was 11 inmates per day. The average length of stay for the inmates was 15 days.

Inmate Locator

Butler 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 Butler 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 319-267-2410.


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

Visitation Information

Butler County Jail - Visitation

​The Jail Visiting hours are:

  • Males: Monday and Thursday 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
  • Females: Tuesday and Friday 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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