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Ames City Jail Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 21, 2024
515-294-4428, 515-294-6762
Armory Building Room 55, Ames, IA, 50011
Ames City Jail

Ames City Jail inmate locator: Who's in jail, Age, Mugshots, INS, Release Date, Grade, Booking Date, Bookings, Bond, Charge, Inmate List, Arrests, Booking Time.

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The Ames City Jail is a minimum-security detention center for adults that opened in the year of 1984.

Those who are arrested within the city limits are taken to the Ames City Jail where they are processed at the intake. This is where the offenders are fingerprinted and booked. Offenders are housed in single-person cells and are provided with three meals a day.

The Ames City Jail is a short term facility so the offenders are transported to the county jail if they are denied bail. However, a majority of the arrestees within this facility are eligible for bail.

The prison is operated and maintained by Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC)

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How to Find Someone in Ames City Jail

The Ames City Jail has an offender locator on its website. To do an inmate search you will need to enter the offender's first and last name to learn their housing location. This database will not show the inmates’ records that have been released or that have escaped.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

You are allowed to send inmates written letters from home. If you would like to send reading material to a loved one in jail make sure it is sent directly from the publisher to the Ames City Jail.

Sending Money

If you would like to fund an offender's trust account that is held at the Ames City Jail you will need to contact the jail personnel at 515-294-4428, 515-294-6762.

Phone calls

Offenders are allowed to make phone calls to their loved ones. They will need to set up a phone account before they can make phone calls. You can find the instructions here.

Visiting Rules

Visitation days at the Ames City Jail are on the even and odd system by the inmate’s last number of his Doc number in conjunction with the date. Odd number doc numbers have visitations on odd number days even numbers on even number days. There are no visits on the 31st of every month.

Visitors must be registered at least one hour before the last hour of visitation. You will also be required to present your government-issued photo ID card. All minors under the age of 18 must be an immediate family member to the inmate and be accompanied by a legal guardian that is also on the inmate’s approved visitors list.

During your visitation at the Ames City Jail, you or the offender is not allowed to use the restroom. If someone needs to use the restroom the visit will be over. Not including infants and toddlers, 3 visitors are allowed to visit at a time. Offenders are allowed to have two visits each week.

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Ames City Jail
Armory Building Room 55, Ames, IA, 50011

Ames City Jail Information

Jail Name Ames City Jail
Jail Type City Jail
Location Armory Building Room 55, Ames, IA, 50011
Phone 515-294-4428, 515-294-6762
City Ames
Postal Code 50011
State Iowa
County Story County
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Visitation Hours

Sunday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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