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Plymouth County IA Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: September 26, 2019
451 4th Ave NE, Le Mars, IA 51031

Plymouth 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.

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Plymouth 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: 712-546-8191

The Plymouth County IA Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 451 4th Ave NE Le Mars, IA which is operated locally by the Plymouth 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. Plymouth County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Le Mars Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The jail is a 54-bed facility that contains six pods. Each pod consists of individual cells, restroom and shower facilities and a day room. The pods are classified as the male general population, male maximum, female general population, female maximum, special status and work release. The jail also has a recreation area, medical room, booking room and control room.


  1. Inmate mail will only be accepted through mail service and will not be accepted from individuals at the jail.
  2. The proper language will be used in writing letters. No coded letters will be permitted.
  3. Photos may be accepted through the mail only. No polaroids or sexually explicit photos will be allowed.
  4. All incoming inmate mail will be delivered in a timely manner after receipt.
  5. Any incoming mail that does not have a return name and address on it will be placed in the inmate’s personal property.
  6. All incoming mail will be opened and searched for contraband.
  7. Money (in the form of a Certified Check or a Money Order ONLY) for inmates will be accepted through the mail. Personal checks are NOT accepted. Cash may be dropped off at the jail.
  8. Inmate mail must be addressed as follows and should reflect the appropriate mailing address

Work Release Agreement

Inmate Locator

Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 712-546-8191.


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

Visitation Information

Plymouth County IA Jail - Visitation

Male General Population

  • Tuesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Male Maximum Inmates

  • Wednesday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Female Gen Population

  • Saturday 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Sunday 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Female Maximum Inmates

  • Tuesday 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Special Status

  • Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  1. General visitation will be limited to the approved visitor list at the designated times in the no contact visitation booths. Inmates will prepare a list with no more than four (4) names on the list.
  2. If the person is a minor (18 years of age and under), a parent or guardian will accompany them. The minor will be counted as one visitor and the accompanying parent or guardian will be counted as one visitor. The minor will be supervised at all times or the minor and the accompanying adult will be escorted from the facility.
  3. A maximum of two (2) visitors at once will be allowed in the public visitation room.
  4. The length of visitation is a total of 30 minutes, per scheduled visitation day, and will be prorated based on the number of visitors.
  5. Visitors are only allowed to bring the following items for inmates:
  • a. Undergarments (all white)
    • four (4) sports bras
    • four (4) pairs of underwear
    • four (4) pairs of socks
    • four (4) shirts
  • b. Money
  • c. Eyeglasses

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