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

You can support your loved ones at Fayette County IA Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 563-422-3972.

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 Fayette County IA Jail is a 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, West Union 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.

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

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 Fayette 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 aid@inmateaid.com, 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

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 563-422-3972 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.