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Johnson County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: March 29, 2024
511 South Capital Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240

Johnson County Jail inmate locator: Offense Date, Offense Date, Court Record, Warrant No, Race, Race, Booking Date, Case Description, Release Date, Inmate List, Status, Bond, Description, Arrests, Defendant Record, Who's in jail, Mugshots, Bookings.

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Johnson County Jail has two facilities where inmates live in Johnson County. Johnson County’s main jail houses 92 inmates and has the capacity to employ them for various jobs. The Johnson County Jail is the only county-operated work camp in Iowa, providing some of the manual labor workforce in the county. All facilities offer re-entry programs, as well as academic opportunities to pursue G.E.D. or life skills training.

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Johnson County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Johnson County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 511 South Capital Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240
Contact Numbers 319-356-6020
City Iowa City
Postal Code 52240
State Iowa
County Johnson County
Jail Webpage website

Johnson County Sheriffs Department

Address 511 South Capitol Street, Iowa, Iowa, 52240
Phone 319-356-6020

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

To lookup an inmate in Johnson County Jail, there is a database on the jail’s website where one can find information on inmates. Search results can be narrowed by entering the inmate’s first/last name or booking date. Information displayed includes the inmate’s name, booking date, and number, bond and mugshot.

Sending a Mail

Inmates are allowed to be mailed letters, written on plain sheets of paper and including 4x6 photographs. Anything else in the envelope will be considered contraband, including money, stamps, newspaper/magazine clippings, craft items (glue, glitter, etc), and anything besides paper letter and photos.

Letters should be sent to:
Inmates full name and housing assignment
511 South Capital Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240

Inmates are not allowed to be mailed packages, although family and friends can order them items and goods through iCare, including various apparel, packaged foods, electronics, and hygienic products.

Sending Money

Inmates need money in their accounts for a variety of things. There is a one-time admission fee of $20 for clothing and linens, as well as a daily $3 fee for food. To pay for these things, any funds in an inmate’s account will be taken out. Inmates who work in jail will have the daily fee waived.

Inmates also need money to pay for making phone calls, sending letters, and to buy items at the commissary store.

Money can be put into an inmate’s account in two ways. One is that funds in the form of a money order can be mailed to an inmate at:

Inmate Trust Fund for (Inmate's Name, Inmate’s #)
Johnson County Jail C/O Inmate Accounts
511 South Capital Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240

Another option is to deposit funds through cash or credit card at a kiosk machine in the Central Booking and Detention Facility and at the Video Visitation Center.

Phone Calls

Inmates in Johnson County Jail can make phone calls, a service hosted through CenturyLink. Family and friends receiving calls can make an account and keep funds loaded on it to receive calls on landlines or cell phones.

The rate of calling varies between in-state and intrastate calling, as well as between prepaid calls, collect calls and prepaid debit calls. The lowest call rate for in-state, prepaid calls is $0.15/minute. The highest rate is $0.25/minute for interstate calls. International calls are prohibited.

Visiting Rules

Inmates at Johnson County Jail are allowed video visitation. This type of interaction with inmates is highly encouraged. Inmates are usually allowed three 40-minute visits per week, if not more based on good behavior. Each visit can include up to two visitors at a time.

Friends and family can schedule a visit either at a kiosk in the jail lobby or online by creating an account. All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

As with in-person visits, there are regulations that visitors must follow. When going to the video visitation facility, visitors should only bring their identification with them and arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Do not bring cell phones or any other items except a car key. Dress as you would for an in-person visit – appropriate and modest attire is required. Clothing should cover shoulders, stomach and the top half of the leg and should not contain crude or profane words or images.

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

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates are allowed to have three visits per week at minimum. Each visit can be with the same people, if desired.


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Johnson County Prison Statistics

Johnson County Prison Population

Male Prison Population 198
Female Prison Population 13
Total Prison Population 211

Johnson County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 68
Female Pretrial Jail Population 10
Male Pretrial Jail Population 58

Johnson County Jail Admissions

Male Jail Population 68
Female Jail Population 13
Total Jail Admissions -
Total Jail Population 89

Johnson County Prison Admissions

Male Prison Admissions 85
Native Prison Admissions -
Other Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 10
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 14
White Prison Admissions 51
Black Prison Admissions 38
Total Prison Admissions 99

Johnson County Prison Population By Race

White Prison Population 104
Asian Prison Population 4
Other Prison Population -
Native Prison Population -
Black Prison Population 88
Latino Prison Population 15

Other Prison Types