Palo Alto County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: June 17, 2020

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712-852-3535
2001 11th Street PO Box 126, Emmetsburg, IA, 50536
Palo Alto County Jail

The Palo Alto County Jail is located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Palo Alto County Jail

The law agencies in and around Palo Alto County work closely with this facility. A majority of the inmates in the Palo Alto County Jail reside in Palo Alto County  All the inmates that are held in this facility have no more than a 2 year sentence. All bookings are completed by two correctional officers.

While being economical the Palo Alto County Jail mission is to supply the inmates with all the resources they need. 

The jail operates in a way that surpasses national and state standards.

How to Find Someone in Palo Alto County Jail

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Palo Alto County Jail. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Department Does.

The Palo Alto County Jail has its jail roster with their current arrests open to the general public by the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Department. This database can be found on the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Department official website.

You can search the Palo Alto County Jail roster by the inmate’s name. When doing a successful search, you will see the following information below:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Charges
  • Mugshots
  • Booking Date
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Projected Release Date

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Palo Alto County Jail are allowed to get written letters from their family and friends. For safety reasons all letters get inspected by jail employees when they arrive.  The jail staff pass out the letters to the correct inmates after the mail gets inspected. 

When you send items to the jail along with your letters, there are you are not allowed to send. Here is a list of items that are not allowed: 

•    Gang Related Items
•    Plastic
•    Metal
•    Music Cards
•    Metal
•    String
•    Ribbons
•    Glitter
•    Perfume
•    Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
•    Poloroids
•    Writing Paper
•    Pencils
•    Pens
•    Stamps
•    Envelopes
•    No photographs larger than 5x7”

The Palo Alto County Jail inmates are allowed to receive books and newspapers magazines. The books, magazines, and newspapers will need to be sent directly from the bookstore or publisher to the jail. All books being sent to the jail will have to be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. Books will be sent back to sender if they are used or hardcover. 

Sending Money

The Palo Alto County Jail inmates will need money to buy things from the commissary. You can send a cashier’s check or a money order to directly to the Palo Alto County Jail, if you would like to fund an inmate's account. Make sure to make the money payable to the inmate. 

The money orders or cashier’s checks can be dropped off at the Palo Alto County Jail or you can mail them to the jail at the address listed below: 

Palo Alto County Jail
2001 11th Street PO Box 126, Emmetsburg, IA, 50536

Make sure to write the return address on the envelope if you choose to mail the money order or checks.  It will take several days for the money orders to be deposited into the inmate’s bank account. 

Phone calls

The Palo Alto County Jail inmates are not allowed to get phone calls from their family or friends. During phone time, inmates are permitted to call their family and friends.  The inmates are only allowed to have 15-minute phone calls. The call will be disconnected when the 15-minutes is up.     

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are prohibited for the inmates to use. The call will be disconnected if an inmate is caught using any of these features. Disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate. 

The Palo Alto County Jail inmates are allowed to make collect calls only. Only individuals who have a landline phone can receive collect calls. Those who only have a cell phone will not be able to get any collect calls. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all charges that are associated with the collect call. The Palo Alto County Jail is not responsible for any and all charges associated with the collect calls.

Email

The Palo Alto County Jail inmates do not have a way to get onto the internet. The inmates can not communicate with friends and family using any electronic messaging systems. You will need to send a written letter to the address above if you would like to stay in touch with an inmate in the Palo Alto County Jail.

Visiting Rules

The Palo Alto County Jail inmates can have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will are allowed to visit, however, they will need to stay by their legal guardian. Before you are allowed to visit you will need to show either your driver’s license, state identification card, or your United States Passport.

Make sure you put all your personal belongings in your car. You are not allowed to bring any of your personal belongings to the visitation area. 

Before you can visit an inmate, you will need to schedule an appointment. Your appointment can be scheduled here.

Visiting hours are listed below:

Palo Alto County Sheriffs Office / Palo Alto County Jail

Address: 2001 11th Street, Emmetsburg, Iowa, 50536
Phone: 712-852-3535

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Palo Alto County Jail
2001 11th Street PO Box 126, Emmetsburg, IA, 50536

Palo Alto County Jail Information

Jail Name Palo Alto County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 2001 11th Street PO Box 126, Emmetsburg, IA, 50536
Phone 712-852-3535
City Emmetsburg
Postal Code 50536
State Iowa
County Palo Alto 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?

The Palo Alto County Jail inmates are allowed to have 5 visits per calendar week. These visits can include 1 adult visitor and 2 minor visitors and the visit can be up to 15-minutes long. 

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