Shelby County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours
- Postal Code
- Shelby County
- Phone Number
- County Jail
- 1104 9th Street, Harlan, IA, 51537
- Official Website
- http://[email protected]
About Shelby County Jail
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The Shelby County Jail is a medium-security detention center located in Harlan, Iowa and was built in 1993. This county jail is operated locally by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and holds inmates who are awaiting trial or sentencing.
The mission of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is to “ensure fair and equal administration of the law, preserving public safety and doing so with professionalism and unity of purpose, while being good stewards of the public’s trust.”
Shelby County Jail houses 14 inmates daily, and employs one captain, one lieutenant, seven sergeants, 28 detention officers, and one medical personnel.
Inmates in the Shelby County Jail are offered a variety of programs, including substance abuse and religious programs. The goal of these inmates is to leave in better shape than they arrived and to be equipped to live a productive life in society.
All inmates in custody of Shelby County Jail have three meals a day, recreation time, and medical care.
Shelby County Sheriffs Office
- 1104 9th Street, Harlan, Iowa, 51537
To search for an inmate housed at Shelby County Jail, search the PDF provided by the Shelby County Jail website. This PDF document is updated daily and includes the inmates at Shelby County Jail, their charges or sentences, bond information, and work release information.
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Sending a Mail/Care Package
All inmates of the Shelby County Jail may send and receive postcards only through the U.S. Postal Service.
Mail sent to an inmate should be addressed as follows:
1104 9th Street, Harlan, IA, 51537
A return address and full name is required for all mail sent to the facility. If no name or return address is present, the mail will be discarded.
Inmates may receive paperback books; however, they must be brand new and sent from the publisher or bookstore where the book was purchased. Materials of a sexual or violent nature are not permitted and will be returned to sender.
Shelby County Jail contracts with TurnKey Corrections to provide its inmates with commissary needs. You can deposit money for an inmate’s account one of three ways:
Use the kiosk in the jail’s lobby. You can use cash or credit cards.
Go online to visit www.inmatecanteen.com and make an account. You can use a credit card to deposit money.
Mail-in a money order using the following address:
Shelby County Jail, Inmate Accounts
1104 9th Street, Harlan, IA, 51537
Shelby County Jail uses the third-party company, Encartele, to provide phone services. If you want to communicate via phone with an inmate at Shelby County Jail, you will need to make an account with this company using this website
Inmates are allowed one 15-minute visit on their visitation day. Three visitors are allowed for each inmate at one tie. A valid ID is required from each visitor. Visitation is a first-come, first basis.
Visitation hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 9 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
All visits are non-contact and through a glass window. The inmate and visitor will speak through a phone. All visits are monitored by staff.
The Shelby County Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for visitation.
The following clothing is inappropriate for visitation:
Any clothing that is too revealing
Any undergarments that are showing
Shorts and skirts that are above the mid-thigh
Clothing promoting gang affiliation
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity
Clothing depicting anything obscene
Call 712-755-2501 to ask specific questions about the Shelby County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
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
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.