Polk County Inmate Search

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Polk County, IA Jail Inmate Search

POLK COUNTY is located in Iowa with an average daily population of 1049. The county has approximately 920 confined in facilities with 807 male and 113 female prisoners. That means that 88% of the confined population are male, and 12% are female.









(Average Daily Population)

How Does Polk County Inmate Search Work?

Inmate records for Polk County are freely accessible. All detention facilities in Polk County are governed by the Freedom of Information Act which provides publicly available information about inmates in the county.

Polk County Parole and Probation

Polk County Parole

If a prisoner has adhered to the regulations while serving their term, they may be granted parole and be released early. Who is granted parole and who is not is decided by a parole board. You may learn a lot about a parolee by looking through the Polk County parole records. There may be information regarding their sentence and offences in the Polk County parole files. You could also get to look through information regarding their detention location and parole conditions.

Polk County Probation

You should also be able to access Polk County probation records, which list men and women who were placed on probation rather than being imprisoned, in addition to those parolees who have already been freed. There are regulations that come with being on probation. In addition to adhering to other conditions, probationers are required to meet their probation officer once per week. Typically, Polk County criminal records will list the inmate's offences, probationary term, and the specifics of the justice department that sentenced them. You may also be able to view photographs, fingerprints, the probationer's physical characteristics, and other information in addition to these facts.

Polk County Booking

When researching statistics on whether or not a stranger has been arrested, Polk County bookings can help. A perpetrator's Polk County booking record is basically created when an officer arrests them, fills out the necessary papers, and places them in an imprisonment cell. It could also contain information such as fingerprints, photographs, physical characteristics, their name and address, the officer in charge, the specifics of the crime, the scene, and any trucks that were involved. The general public can access the copies of a person's Polk County booking records without requiring any kind of authorization.

Polk County Confined Population Statistics

In the past 6 years, the confined population in POLK COUNTY has dropped by 7.07% from 990 each year to 920 inmates. Men are still confined about 807 per 100,000 U.S. residents annually in POLK COUNTY, despite the fact that women are the group confined at the fastest rate of growth.

Inmate Population in Polk County, IA

POLK COUNTY has only 920 of the 936 inmates are actually put in jail; the other 16 are under supervision; they are not currently confined.

Polk County Jail Inmate Population, Jail Pretrial Population and Confined Population, for 2016-2021 years

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Population 999 1072 1063 n/a 772 936
Confined Population 990 1055 1045 n/a 771 920
Non Confined Population 9 17 18 n/a 1 16

Polk County Confined Population by Gender

In POLK COUNTY, there are 807 confined male inmates for every 100,000 male U.S. residents, and 113 confined female inmates for every 100,000 female U.S. citizens. The confined population of male prisoners dropped by 1.34% between 2016 and 2021, while the confined population of female dropped by 34.30%.

Polk County Female Confined Population for
2016-2021 years

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Adult Females 172 160 182 181 75 113
Females Under 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Female ADP 155 162 168 n/a 153 135

Polk County Male Confined Population for
2016-2021 years

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Adult Males 818 895 863 875 696 807
Males Under 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Male ADP 775 821 834 n/a 787 914

Breaking Down Polk County Inmates By Race

In POLK COUNTY, the average confined population for White inmates is 604 per 100,000 white citizens, which is 91.44% higher than the confined population for Black or African American inmates. The number of Black or African American inmates who were confined went from 259 to 225 for every 100,000 black population of the United States between 2016 and 2021. The average Hispanic or Latino confined population in POLK COUNTY is 76 per 100,000 Hispanic Americans, while the average Asian confined population is 13 per 100,000 Asian Americans, accounting American Indian/Alaska Natives for just 2 residents of the county's confined population.

Polk County Confined Population by Race, for 2016-2021 years

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
White Inmates - Confined 585 586 594 n/a 400 604
Black or African American Inmates - Confined 259 303 277 n/a 248 225
Hispanic or Latino Inmates - Confined 133 140 155 n/a 102 76
American Indian/Alaska Natives Inmates - Confined 1 3 8 n/a 2 2
Asian Inmates - Confined 12 23 11 n/a 19 13
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Inmates - Confined 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
Two or more Races Inmates - Confined 0 0 0 n/a 0 0
Not Known (Race) Inmates - Confined 0 0 0 n/a 0 0

Polk County Prisons and Jails

Federal Jails

West Des Moines City Jail

Address: 250 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Phone: 515-222-3320

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Windsor Heights City Jail

Address: 1133 66th Street, Windsor Heights, IA, 50311

Phone: 515-277-4453

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Urbandale Jail

Address: 3740 86th Street, Urbandale, IA, 50322

Phone: 515-331-6804

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Polk County Jail

Address: 1548 Hull Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50316-1397

Phone: 515-286-3344

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Pleasant Hill Jail

Address: 5151 Maple Drive Suite 1, Pleasant Hill, IA, 50327

Phone: 515-265-1444

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Mitchellville City Jail

Address: 110 Second Street NE, Mitchellville, IA, 50169

Phone: 515-967-9289

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Des Moines Jail

Address: 25 East First Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Phone: 515-283-4800

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Des Moines City Jail

Address: 215 East Seventh Street, Des Moines, IA, 50319

Phone: 515-725-6090

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Clive Jail

Address: 8505 Harbach Boulevard, Clive, IA, 50325

Phone: 515-278-1312

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Ankeny Jail

Address: 411 Southwest Ordnance Road, Ankeny, IA, 50023

Phone: 515-289-5240

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Altoona Jail

Address: 407 8th Street Southeast, Altoona, IA, 50009

Phone: 515-967-5132

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