Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County Jail

Status

In use

2023

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

No Data
United States

182,869

Migration Detainees

15,381

Detained Unaccompanied Children

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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

Center Status

Status In use

2023

Status In use

2022

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
Facility type

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012
National typology

Name U.S. Marshals Service Inter-Governmental Agreement

2023

Name US Marshall Service Intergovernmental Agreement (USMS IGA)

2013
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 Field Office

2023

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

2013
Operating Period

Year of Entry 2007

2017

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2022

Name Adult women

2022

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
Facility Average Daily Population (year)

Number 14

2022

Number 19

2017

Number 24

2017

Number 26

2013

Number 52

2012

Number 48

2009

Number 38

2008

Number 21

2007
Total Migration Detainees: Entries + Remaining from Previous Year

Number 561

2012

Number 735

2011

Number 2

2010
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)

2023

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2012
Average Days in Detention

Number of Days 42

2022

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS

Overall Inspection Score

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

2021

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

MONITORING & ACCESS

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