Inmates who are currently imprisoned in Des Moines Jail can receive money into their commissary account via money order, check or cash. Inmate visitors can also deposit money directly into the inmate's account at prison administrative office. Note: When sending the money via money order or check, mention the inmate id and full name on the back of the slip.
Sending a Package / Mail
You can send any mail to the inmates who are imprisoned in Des Moines Jail. Please send the mail or package to the address mentioned below.
25 East First Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309
Please make sure the mail or package that you are sending comes under the list of approved items. For further clarification on the allowed items, contact the prison administration directly on 515-283-4800 .
Note: In case you want to send packages, you need to get prior approval from the prison administration. Contact the prison / jail staff for more information.
Inmates can call to any person outside who are on the approved members list between 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM. The cost of the call is beared by the receiver and the call can be of maximum 30 minutes. During rush hours, the calling time is reduced drastically to 10 minutes.
You need to get yourself registered in the visitors list before visiting any inmate in the prison. If you are visiting someone in Des Moines Jail, make sure you are in approved visitors list. Confirm with the prison authorities before coming to visit the inmate.
Listed below are the basic visitation rules which one must adhere to:
- Visitor must not be a prior felon.
- Visitor must have a valid government ID.
- A legal guardian must be accompanied for children below 16 years of age.