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712-890-2260
1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501
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The Pottawattamie County Jail is situated in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Pottawattamie County Jail opened its doors back in 1999. When the facility opened they were only licensed to hold up to 288 inmates at any given time.

The Pottawattamie County Jail is an all-security facility. All security meaning the jail can house minimum, medium, and maximum-security inmates. The maximum-security inmates will be housed in single cells while minimum-security inmates will be housed in dormitory style units.

The cost of the Pottawattamie County Jail was around $17 million. Nearly $2 million of the final costs was provided to the Pottawattamie County Jail by the United States Marshal’s Service. The Pottawattamie County Jail and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is in a 105,000 square foot facility.

The Pottawattamie County Jail utilizes direct supervision. This was developed by utilizing the experience and knowledge of all staff employees, users of the facility, criminal justice agencies, and various professional consultants.

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jefrrerey Danker formed this prison committee. This prison committee includes criminal justice practitioners and volunteers to help the educate the community along with revenue acquisition.

As previously stated, the Pottawattamie County Jail houses all security inmates. They also house work-release inmates as well.

Work release inmates have their own dormitory housing, which is separate from the main part of the facility. The work release dormitory housing still has the main jail support systems and does not allow minimum-security inmates to mix with the work release inmates.

The Pottawattamie County Jail main objective is to have an institutional environment that has little to no detrimental effects on any of the inmates, staff members, or visitors.

The Pottawattamie County Jail provides its inmates with a variety of services and programs. These services and programs include, but not limited to the following:

  • Educational Programs
  • Spiritual Programs
  • Commissary
  • Visitation
  • Telephone Use
  • Recreation
  • Inmate Mail
  • Substance Abuse Programs

The Pottawattamie County Jail has a video courtroom that is meant for hearings and arraignments. This video courtroom saves the taxpayers thousands and thousands of dollars than having to transport inmates to and from the courthouse.

The Pottawattamie County Jail also allows family and friends of the inmates to visit them. The facility has set in place video visitation, which helps keep everyone safe and eliminates any contraband that may be brought in otherwise.

Pottawattamie County Jail Sheriff's Office

Address: 1400 Big Lake RoadCouncil Bluffs, 51501
Phone: (712) 328-5737
Website: https://pottcounty-ia.gov/html/sheriff_overview.asp

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

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Jail Name Pottawattamie County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
State Iowa
County Pottawattamie County
Web Page website
Address 1400 Big Lake Road, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501
City Council Bluffs
Zip 51501
Phone 712-890-2260

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