Fayette County IA Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 10, 2023
220 North Industrial Parkway PO Box 518, West Union, IA 50217

Fayette 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.

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

Fayette 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: 563-422-3972

The Fayette County IA Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 220 North Industrial Parkway
PO Box 518 West Union, IA which is operated locally by the Fayette 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. Fayette County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the West Union Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Fayette County Correctional Center opened in November of 2002. It currently houses up to 44 prisoners. The Fayette County jail is generally full to it's capacity either by our own prisoners, or by housing prisoners for other counties. The Fayette County Correctional Center also houses federal inmates for the US Marshall's when needed. The jail staff duties keep the Detention Officers busy at all times. The following is a list of Detention Officer duties:

  • Booking in/out prisoners
  • Court duties - magistrate notifications, escort prisoners to/from court
  • Keep jail calendars updated - Reserved bookings of prisoners
  • Filing of contempt of court letters for failure to do jail time
  • Send in monthly state jail reports
  • File for state refunds on housing work release violators from the West Union Residential Facility
  • Conduct monthly fire inspections
  • Keep jail policy and jail rule book updated
  • Take care of medical records - Escort prisoners to/from Hospital, fill prescriptions, verify medications with Dr.'s, dispense medications, dispense minor first aid supplies
  • Feed Prisoners
  • Laundry - wash and put away clean laundry.
  • Maintain/Clean jail - supervise the issuing of cleaning of prisoner cells by the prisoners, and receiving of all cleaning supplies back, maintain the sheriff's office and equipment, taking out of trash and recycling procedures

  • Supervise prisoner visitation
  • Supervise prisoner exercising
  • Enter all daily requests of the prisoners correspondence, comments, and medications in the in-house computer.
  • Supervise all incoming/outgoing mail
  • Transport Prisoners - County wide, State wide, Nation wide.

Inmate Locator

Fayette 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 Fayette 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 563-422-3972.


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

Visitation Information

Fayette County IA Jail - Visitation at 220 North Industrial Parkway
PO Box 518, West Union, IA

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 563-422-3972 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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