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

Updated on: January 9, 2024
1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501

Pottawattamie County Jail offender lookup: Current Location, Arrests, Who's in jail, Case Number, Mugshots, Current Location, Charges, Booking Date, Probation Sentences, Bookings, Bond Amount, Sex, Inmate Roster, Release Date, Warrant No, Bond, Offense Date, Description of Charges, Sentenced On.

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency.

The mission of the Pottawattamie 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.”

Pottawattamie County Jail serves Council Bluffs and other cities in the Pottawattamie County areas.

Both males and females, from age 16 and up, are incarcerated at this facility.

If you know someone in Pottawattamie County Jail, here is where you can find information regarding phone calls, commissary, and visiting hours.


Pottawattamie County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Pottawattamie County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501
Contact Numbers 712-890-2260
City Council Bluffs
Postal Code 51501
State Iowa
County Pottawattamie County
Jail Webpage website

Pottawattamie County Sheriffs Department

Sheriff Jefferey D. Danker
Address 1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51501
Phone 712-328-5737
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

On this page, you will find two ways to search the inmate’s list. You can search the roster by the date they were arrested, or you can search for an inmate by their last name.

The "Pottawattamie County Jail Currently Confined Inmates" list is operated by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office for the benefit of the citizens of Pottawattamie County.

The intended use is to provide citizens with the opportunity to identify current jail inmates, and determine their bail amount and associated booking information.

While every effort is made to ensure that the posted information is accurate, it may contain factual or other errors. Inmate information changes quickly and the posted data may not reflect the current information. The inmate data is scheduled to be automatically updated four times per day.

This information does not reflect the criminal history or criminal status of any inmate currently or previously in custody.

Sending a Mail

If you wish to mail a letter or a package to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:

Pottawattamie County Jail
1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501

All mail sent to an inmate at the Pottawattamie County Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope.

Failure to include your return address will result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.

Call 712-890-2260 for a complete list of prohibited items

Sending Money

If you wish to provide money to someone currently incarcerated, mail a money order in the person’s name to the Pottawattamie County Jail 's address.

Money may be deposited into inmates’ accounts via the automated Kiosk in the jail lobby. At this time, the kiosk accepts CASH ONLY. There is a fee of $2.50 per transaction. The kiosk is available for use 24/7

Phone Calls

Inmates booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail have access to payphones managed by Paytel Communications from 10:00am to 10:00pm. No incoming calls are allowed.

If you have problems receiving calls from the Jail, contact Paytel at 1.800.729.8355.

You can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends.

An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance.

Visiting Rules

Visitation is currently held Monday through Friday.

Visitors must be on the inmate’s requested visitation sheet and have a valid state issued ID (minors excluded) or a valid United States Passport. Visits are held in a small room that has about five telephones, which inmates and visitors talk into and see each other through a glass window. All visitations are monitored by staff.

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Pottawattamie County Prison Statistics

Pottawattamie County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 49
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Pottawattamie County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 20
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 183
Native Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 13

Pottawattamie County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 3
Latino Prison Population 22
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 313
Black Prison Population 45

Pottawattamie County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 4,193
Male Jail Population 183
Total Jail Population 212
Female Jail Population 33

Pottawattamie County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 166
Female Pretrial Jail Population -
Male Pretrial Jail Population -

Pottawattamie County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 223
Black Prison Admissions 19
Other Prison Admissions 1
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 9
White Prison Admissions 194
Male Prison Admissions 183
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 40

Pottawattamie County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 31
Total Prison Population 383
Male Prison Population 352

Other Prison Types