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Jasper County IA Jail Visitation Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 08,2024


Visitation Hours

Jasper County IA Jail - Visitation

Times and days are subject to change without notice

  • Monday 8:30 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sunday 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • All federal holidays

This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 641-792-5912 for more information, alerts, or scheduling changes.

General Visitation Information

Jasper County Jail - Visitation

Visitation Rules

The New Visitation Policy (PDF) is designed to make visitation easier on family and friends along with staff. The new visitation rules are:

  • An inmate must be serving time over 7 consecutive days or be here on charges.
  • For the sake of this policy the visitation week will start on Sunday and end on Saturday.
  • Each inmate will be allowed two 30 minute visits per week.
  • These visits cannot be back to back with the same people. If scheduled back to back all visitors from group A must be different from all of group B.
  • Visitors must be on your visitation list, unless otherwise noted below, and must meet the jail criteria for a valid visitor. The visitor cannot visit if they have been in jail here in the last 6 months. The visitor cannot visit if they pose a threat to the safety and security of the facility.
    • Adult visitors - anyone age 18 and over is considered an adult. These visitors must be on your visitation list and must have a valid state issued identification.
    • Teen visitors - anyone age 16 or 17 is considered a teen here. These visitors must be on your visitation list and must have a valid state issued identification. Teens must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have official paperwork to show staff.
    • Children visitors - anyone age 15 or younger are considered children here. These people do not have to be on your visitor list and do not need identification. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grand parent, or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have official paperwork to show staff.
  • A visit can consist of, but is not limited to, any combination of adults, teens and children.
    • Maximum number of adults at one visit is 4. If there are 4 adults then no children are allowed.
    • Maximum number of adults, teens and children allowed at one visit is 5 with no more than 2 adults in that 5 people.
    • Staff reserve the right to allow more children if only 1 adult is bringing in more than 4 children.
    • Staff reserve the right to deny anyone in a group to visit if the person is disruptive or cause a safety and security concern.
    • 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 a.m. and the visitors don’t show until 10:15 a.m. 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

  • Visitors will be required to call the jail by 9 p.m. the day before they want to visit.
  • Visitors cannot set up reoccurring visits, they must call every week.
  • Visitors cannot schedule two visits back to back with the same people.
  • When visitors call in they must provide the number of adults, teens and children that will be at the visit.
  • They must also provide the names of all persons 16 and older so staff can check to see if the visitor is on the inmate’s visitor list. People who show up that are not on the list will not visit.
  • Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are responsible for the health and safety of all teens and children they bring into the building.
  • Call 641-791-7081 for a visit.

Inappropriate Behaviors & Consequences

  • Visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing to visit. No bathing suits, skimpy or revealing clothing, etc. will be permitted. The jail staff have final say as to the appropriateness of the outfit a visitor is wearing. If it is not acceptable the visit will be terminated.
  • 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.
  • Visitor and inmates must maintain a civil attitude while waiting for, during and after visitation or the visitor can be suspended or banned while the inmate can receive disciplinary action.

Visiting Inmates at Jasper County IA Jail

All Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility.

The public may visit no more than one time per week, Monday through Saturday at this Newton IA location. Visitors must sign inat least 15 minutes before their scheduled visits. If you schedule a visit and don't show up or show up late, you will not be allowed to visit the rest of that week, including Saturday. If a visit on Saturday is scheduled, and the visitor does not show up or shows up late, they will not be allowed to visit until the following Saturday. Repeated late arrival or no-show violations may result in longer suspension of visiting privileges. Inmates are allowed no more than one (1) visit per day. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, unless they are visiting a parent. Unaccompanied minors (under age 18) visiting a parent must present a copy of their birth certificate. Children must remain with the parent at all times during the visit. All visitors must have acceptable identification. This includes a drivers license with picture identification, military ID, or other verifiable picture ID. Three (3) pieces of non-picture ID may substitute for picture ID.

No mail or messages for inmates will be accepted. Mail must go through the U.S. Mail. Visitors may only visit the inmate they have signed up to visit. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit. Inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity, will not be permitted. No weapons will be permitted. All other items listed in the jail lobby are prohibited. There is a maximum of four (4) visitors per booth, including children, and the door must remain closed.

All visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts. Restrictions on attire or appearance include: No miniskirts or similar attire; no low-cut or revealing necklines; no attire with obscene or offensive language; and no persons with a bare midriff will be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot bring items into the visiting area including weapons of any kind, purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, food, drink, gum, baby bottles, pictures, books, toys, writing utensils, strollers or carriers, cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices.

Violation of the above restrictions may cause the visit to be cancelled or terminated, and visiting privileges may be suspended by the Jasper Sheriffs Department. The on-duty supervisor may cancel visits without notice due to circumstances within the jail.

Visitation Rules

County - Rules by type

The Jasper County IA Jail, located in Newton, IA, plays a crucial role in facilitating successful offender reintegration into the community, a cornerstone of effective crime control strategies. With a focus on rehabilitation and community engagement, the center aims to support individuals as they transition from incarceration back into society. However, this process is governed by a multitude of rules and regulations that visitors must adhere to, ensuring the safety and security of all involved parties.

Visitors to the prison must navigate a complex set of guidelines regarding identification, conduct, and the items they can bring during visits. These rules are in place to maintain order within the facility and to protect both visitors and inmates. For example, visitors are required to present proper forms of identification upon arrival, such as a driver's license or government-issued ID card. This helps to verify their identity and ensure that they are authorized to visit the inmate.

Furthermore, visitors must adhere to strict rules regarding their conduct while inside the facility. Disruptive behavior, the use of loud or obscene language, or engaging in any form of sexual behavior can result in the termination of the visit and may lead to further consequences. Additionally, visitors are prohibited from bringing certain items into the visiting room, including cell phones, cameras, and weapons. These restrictions help to maintain the safety and security of the facility and prevent any unauthorized items from entering the prison.

In addition to these general rules, there are specific guidelines that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with children must ensure that they are supervised at all times and that they do not engage in any inappropriate behavior while inside the facility. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Another important aspect of visiting a prison is understanding the limitations and restrictions that may apply to certain individuals. For example, individuals who have previously been incarcerated, are currently under probation or parole supervision, or are victims of the inmate are typically not permitted to visit. Likewise, individuals who have had their visiting privileges suspended or who have an active protection from abuse (PFA) order against them are also prohibited from visiting the inmate.

Despite these restrictions, there are procedures in place for individuals who wish to visit an inmate but are not permitted under normal circumstances. Inmates can initiate a request to have a prohibited visitor added to their visiting list, and a recommendation from the inmate's unit team may allow the visitor to be approved by the facility manager or designee. However, reinstatement of visiting privileges is not guaranteed, and individuals whose visiting privileges have been suspended must write to the appropriate facility manager seeking reinstatement.

Upon arrival at the prison, visitors are subject to a thorough screening process to ensure that they do not bring any contraband into the facility. This includes a search of their person, their belongings, and their vehicle. Visitors must also pass through a metal detector and may be subject to additional screening measures, such as drug screenings conducted by dogs or special devices. Failure to pass these screenings can result in the denial of the visit and may lead to further consequences.

Once inside the visiting room, visitors must continue to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the prison. This includes refraining from conversing with other inmates or their guests, as well as following any specific instructions given by the visiting room officers. Visitors are also responsible for keeping control of their children and ensuring that they do not engage in any disruptive behavior.

In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific rules that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with infants must adhere to guidelines regarding the types and amounts of baby items they can bring into the visiting room. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Overall, visiting a prison requires careful adherence to a complex set of rules and regulations designed to maintain order and security within the facility. By understanding and following these guidelines, visitors can help to ensure a safe and positive experience for themselves, the inmates, and the staff.