Council Bluffs Jail

Council Bluffs Jail Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: October 25, 2022
Council Bluffs
Postal Code
Pottawattamie County
Phone Number
City Jail
227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA, 51503-4270

About Council Bluffs Jail

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Council Bluffs, Iowa is home to the Council Bluffs Jail. The Council Bluffs Jail main mission is to ensure that all offenders have a safe and secure place where they cannot hurt or harm anyone else in the community.

The Council Bluffs Jail will house not only offenders who are serving time, but inmates who are also waiting to start their trial as well.

The Council Bluffs City Police Department runs the Council Bluffs Jail.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Yes, you will be permitted to send mail to the Council Bluffs Jail. Please refrain from trying to send greeting cards along with photos. These two items will not be accepted. You are only allowed to send handwritten letters to the inmate.

When sending letters also refrain from using the following:

  • Stickers

  • Staples

  • Glitter

  • Crayons

  • Drawings

  • Sexual content

If your letter contains any of the above, your letter will be returned to you as it will be refused by the Council Bluffs Jail.

Sending Money

Yes, your inmate may ask you to send them money while they are sitting behind bars in the Council Bluffs Jail. The inmate can use this money to pay off fees or purchase what they need in the jail’s commissary store.

You will need to drop off all money orders that have the inmate’s name and information on it to the correctional officer in the lobby of the correctional facility.

Phone calls

You will never be permitted to contact the Council Bluffs Jail inmate. You will be required by the Council Bluffs Jail to wait for the inmate to call you. Inmates will be allowed to use the phones during the day typically between 7 am to 7 pm.

All calls are monitored for your safety.


If you are looking to visit an inmate in the Council Bluffs Jail, please call them to locate the most up to date visitation schedule.

Do not go to the facility before finding out when the visitation is held.

Visiting Hours

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
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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