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, Criminal detainees (convicted or remand), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
60
29

2019

No Data
United States

182,869

Immigration detainees (2020)

45,000

Estimated detention capacity (2019)

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MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

GDP facility typology

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

Year Ceased

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

STATISTICS & DATA

Demographics

Name Adult men

2012

Name Adult women

2012
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2012

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2012
Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 60

2017
Total Detainees/Stock & Flow (year)

Number 561

2012

Number 735

2011

Number 2

2010
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 Population (day)

Number 29

2019

Number 26

2017
Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012

CONDITIONS & REGIME

Inspection grade

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

2016

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2009

Grade Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”)

2007
External Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2012