Clinton County IA Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: February 15, 2020
241 7th Ave N, Clinton, IA 52733
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2957, Clinton, IA 52733

Clinton 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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Clinton 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: 563-242-9211

The Clinton County IA Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 241 7th Ave N Clinton, IA which is operated locally by the Clinton 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. Clinton County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Clinton Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

PHONE HOURS: 8:00am through 10:00pm- 7 DAYS A WEEK

  • Inmates may use phone cards or make collect telephone calls from the cell blocks. All calls may be monitored for security reasons.
  • Jail staff shall not receive phone calls or pass on messages to or for any inmate.
  • Inmates may make a person-to-person call only. No third party (3-WAY) calls. If telephone use is other than direct party to party, such as by code or through a 3-way call, violators may lose telephone privileges permanently.
  • You may purchase a $20, $50, $100 phone card for an inmate. A copy of the purchased card will be delivered directly to the inmate to use.
  • You may purchase these phone cards or set up collect calls by calling Reliance Telephone System at 800-896-3201 or

If you are receiving collect calls from the Clinton County Jail and wish to block these calls, billing information, or are having any type of problem accepting calls, please call Reliance Telephone at 800-896-3201.

INMATE MONEY & PROPERTY - The jail will accept only the following property:

  • Money - The staff of the Clinton County Sheriff's Office will not accept cash or personal check for an inmate's account. Family and Friends must use the Cashier machine located in the Law Center lobby. The Cashier machine will accept Credit/Debit cards and cash (No $1.00 bills) and there is a small fee for each transaction
  • Legal Documents
  • Five (5) pictures not larger than 3” x 5” (we do not accept Polaroid’s)
  • All other hygiene supplies, etc. can be purchased on commissary.

Money may be released for the following reasons only:

  • Attorney fees
  • To pay your own fines
  • To post your own bond
  • Commissary Supplies
  • To make your work release payments

Inmate Locator

Clinton 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 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 Clinton 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 563-242-9211.


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

Visitation Information

Clinton County IA Jail - Visitation

Video Visitation is recorded

  1. Visiting will be by appointment Monday to Friday from 1-4 pm
  2. Inmates must be in general population before they are eligible for visits.
  3. Each inmate will be allowed two (2) thirty (30) minute visits.
  4. These visitors cannot schedule two visits back to back with the same people.
  5. Visitors must not have a valid no-contact order and must meet the jail criteria for a valid visitor. The visitor cannot visit if they pose a threat to the safety and security of the facility.
  6. Adult Visitors- anyone age 18 and over is considered an adult. These visitors must have a valid state-issued ID.
  7. Children Visitors- anyone aged 17 or younger are considered children here. These visitors do not need ID. They must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian.
  8. The maximum number of people at one visit is 4 this includes children.
  9. Staff reserves the right to deny anyone a visit if the person is disruptive or causes a safety and security concern.
  10. The visit starts at the time the appointment is made; if the visitors are late to the appointment the time is just lost. For example, if the visit is scheduled for 10:00 am and the visitors don’t show up until 10:15 am they will only see the inmate for 15 minutes. If the jail causes the time delay, we will extend the visit to make up the time.

How to set up a visit-

  1. Visitors will be required to call the Jail Secretary no later than 4 pm the day before they want to visit but no sooner than 4 days before the visit.
  2. Visitors cannot set up reoccurring visits, they must call every week.
  3. Visitors cannot schedule two visits back to back with the same people.
  4. When visitors call to schedule the visit, they must provide the number of adults and children that will be at the visit so the Jail Secretary can add them to the schedule.
  5. People who show up that do not have a visit will not be allowed to visit that day.
  6. Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are responsible for the health and safety of all teens and children they bring into the building.
  7. Number to call to schedule a visit is 563-242-9211 ext. #4519

Inappropriate Behaviors and Consequences

  1. Visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing to visit. No muscle shirts, discretionary/revealing attire, halter tops, midriffs, dresses, skirts, bathing suits, or shorts extending higher than 3 inches above the knee will be permitted. The jail staff has the final say as to the appropriateness of the outfit a visitor is wearing. If it is not acceptable, the visit will be terminated.
  2. Anyone who exposes themselves or performs any lewd or inappropriate act will cause the visit to be terminated immediately and the visitor to be banned from visitation and/or criminally charged. The inmate will do disciplinary time and/or be criminally charged.
  3. Visitors and inmates must maintain a civil attitude while waiting for, during and after visitation. Violation of this rule could result in the visitor being suspended or banned and/or the inmate facing disciplinary action.

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