Jail Division

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Information about a specific arrestee’s charge(s) and bond is available by calling (515) 433-0524 or by stopping by 1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave. in Boone.
Cash, cashier’s check or money orders are the only accepted methods of payment for bail. When posting bail, cashier’s checks and money orders must be made payable to the appropriate clerk of court of the county which the charge came from. 

Intake and Release 
Individuals who have been placed under arrest are transported to the Boone County jail located at the Law Enforcement Center at 1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave in Boone.
While the staff at the Boone County jail is dedicated to ensuring the prompt processing and release of eligible arrestees, the amount of time required to complete this process may be affected by the volume of the arrestees being processed simultaneously.

Appearance in Magistrate Court
On a new charge an arrestee will see the magistrate judge within twenty four hours. The judge sets his/her own schedule so time is at the judge’s discretion.

There are four ways an inmate may be released:

  1. Bond- as determined by a Magistrate Judge
  2. Pre-trial release- If the subject is unable to bond, he or she may apply through the 2nd Judicial District Department of the Correctional Services for pretrial release. If an inmate meets the criteria, he or she will be released on their own recognizance with their promise to appear at the next scheduled court hearing.
  3. Final court appearance and sentencing
  4. Per court order

Visiting rules and regulations
Visiting hours for the public are 1p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visitation is done via phone and monitors during these visitation times.

Inmates requesting visitation privileges must submit a visitors list (5) days prior to their being allowed visitation. This list may have up to six adult persons and must include their names, addresses and dates of birth. This list can be changed on the 1st day of each month.
All visitors are subject to a background investigation. Any person undergoing any type of criminal prosecution or having been discharges from a jail or prison within the last six (6) months will not be allowed to visit unless waived by the Jail Administrator or his designee.
A visitor may be denied if reasonable suspicion exists that the visitor might endanger the security of the facility or are believed to be intoxicated. All visitors must be fully clothed and must abide the rules posted at the visitation area. Person(S) under the legal age of eighteen must be of immediate family and must be accompanied by an approved adult. Children must stay with the adult.

Inmate telephone service and Commissary account
Once an inmate receives his or her housing assignment, he or she will be allowed to make phone calls to family and friends from phones in the jail by calling collect or by purchasing phone cards. Phone cards can be purchased online, or at the Law enforcement Center located at 1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Ave in Boone. These cards are $5 for 10 minutes.

Jail staff are not permitted to deliver personal messages to inmates unless an emergency condition exists.

A commissary account may be established for each inmate upon arrival. All monies applied to these accounts may be used for commissary items available. There is a kiosk available for adding funds to inmate accounts in the lobby of the sheriff's office that is available 24 hours a day.

It shall be the policy of the Boone County Jail to permit inmates to receive and accept mail.

Inmates will be made aware of all Jail rules before and during their stay.


The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003(PREA) is a federal law that supports the elimination, reduction, and prevention of sexual abuse in adult and juvenile facilities as well as community correction programs.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office mandates zero tolerance toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. The safety and well–being of all incarcerated adults is paramount, and the Sheriff’s Office shall extend all efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to such conduct. If you know of any such conduct occurring at the Boone County Jail, you can report it to the Sheriff or the Jail Administrator. The report can also be made through ACCESS. They can be contacted at 515.432.3606.