Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County Jail

Status

In use

2020

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Management: Polk County Sheriff (Governmental)

Detains: Adult men, Adult women, US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (USMS IGA)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
60
29

2019

No Data
United States

45,000

Estimated detention capacity (2019)

103,140

Detained children (2015)

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FACILITY NAMES
Polk County Jail
Location

Country: United States

City & Region: Des Moines, Iowa, Americas

Latitude, Longitude: 41.588822, -93.620309

Contact Information
1985 NE 51st Pl,
Des Moines, IA 50313,
Tel: (515) 286 - 3814

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012
National typology

Name US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (USMS IGA)

2013
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2007

2017
Center Status

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2017

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2014

Status In use

2013

Status In use

2012
Management

Name Polk County Sheriff

Type Governmental

2012
Custodial Authorities

Agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ministry Department of Homeland Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2012
Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner County

2017
Detainee Per Diem (USD)

Number 95

2017
Area of Operations

Area of Authority of Operations Saint Paul Minneapolis Region (SPM)

2013

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2012

Name Adult women

2012
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2012

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 60

2017
Total Migration Detainees at Facility: Flow + Stock (year)

Number 561

2012

Number 735

2011

Number 2

2010
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 19

2017

Number 24

2017

Number 26

2013

Number 52

2012

Number 48

2009

Number 38

2008

Number 21

2007
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 29

2019

Number 26

2017

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS RATINGS

Overall Inspection Score

Minimum Standards (“Good,” “Acceptable,” or “Meets Standards”)

2016

Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2009

Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2007

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2012

STAFF

SEGREGATION

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

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