Buchanan County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: May 20, 2020

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319-334-2568
210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644
Buchanan County Jail

In Indianapolis, Iowa is where the Buchanan County Jail can be found. There is some great history behind the Buchanan County Jail

With executive, administrative, and law enforcement offices this facility was designed to only hold up to 150 inmates.  

Over the years, the Buchanan County Jail started going over capacity and the county kept expanding the jail so they could hold everything they needed to. 

How to Find Someone in Buchanan County Jail

You can do an inmate search at the Buchanan County Jail in their online roster inmate list. Their database is available to the public by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department. You can search their roster by the inmate's first name, last name, their date of birth, booking number, permanent number, state ID, county ID, FBI number, or their ICE number. 

You will see the following personal information; their full name, height, aliases, date of birth, as well as what their charges are when doing a successful inmate search.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Buchanan County Jail inmates are allowed to get written letters in the mail. The mail gets delivered to the inmates Monday through Friday, however, there isn't mail delivery on the weekends. Mail is only delivered to the inmates who can present their jail identification armband. 

All mail that is sent to the jail is examined by the jail employees. All prohibited items will be removed from the letters. All legal mail sent from legal counsel will be opened in front of the inmate. 

The Buchanan County Jail address for inmates is listed below:

Inmate's Full Name & Jail ID
Cell Housing Number
Buchanan County Jail
210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644

Please make sure you write your return address on the envelope before sending your letter.

Sending Money

Inmates at the Buchanan County Jail will need funds to purchase items at the commissary. You will need to use the United states Postal Service when you send money to the Buchanan County Jail.  Make sure to use Postal Prepaid Money Orders, regular money orders, or government checks. Cash, payroll checks, credit card numbers, and personal checks are not allowed. 

Funds being transfered need to be made payable to the Buchanan County Jail Commissary. Make sure the inmates full name, their cell unit, date of birth, along with their gallery number are included on the check and/or money order. Items will get sent back to sender without the correct information. 

Money orders can be sent to the address listed below: 

Inmate Account Manager
Inmate's Full Name & Gallery #
Cell Housing Number
Buchanan County Jail
210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644

You can also fund an inmate's commissary account by going to the jail at the address listed below: 

210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644

There is a kiosk in the jail lobby that you can use to transfer funds into an inmate's commissary account as well. The kiosk is availible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.   

You can call 319-334-2568 to fund an inmate's account as well. 

Phone calls

Buchanan County Jail contracts with Global Tel Link as their phone service. You can fund their telephone account by going to their official website you are able to fund their phone account. You can give them a call at 319-334-2568 as well. 

All calls are monitored. Inmates are limited to 15 minutes. Calling features such as three-way calling is prohibited for the inmates to use. If an inmate is caught using any calling features the call will be terminated. 

Email

The Buchanan County Jail inmates do not have a way to get onto the internet. However, they have access to their Global Tel Link account.

Inmates are able to send electronic messages similar to email to their friends and family with this service. A majority of the inmates choose this service because it is more convenient and much faster than traditional mail. However, there is a fee to use this service.

 

Visiting Rules

Inmates in the Buchanan County Jail are allowed to have visitations. The Buchanan County Jail views visitations as a privilege, not a right. This privilege can be withheld without notice.   

Before you are allowed to visit you will need to make an appointment. By calling 319-334-2568 a visitation can be scheduled. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 11:30 am until  2:30 pm or until appointments are filled.

Buchanan County Sheriffs Department / Buchanan County Jail

Address: 210 5th Avenue Northeast, Independence, Iowa, 50644
Phone: 319-334-2568

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Buchanan County Jail
210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644

Buchanan County Jail Information

Jail Name Buchanan County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA, 50644
Phone 319-334-2568
City Independence
Postal Code 50644
State Iowa
County Buchanan County

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates are allowed 2 visitations each week. It still counts as a visitation if you leave before or during your visit.

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