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Winnebago County Jail


216 South Clark Street, Forest City, IA, 50436

The Winnebago County Jail is an all adult inmate facility. The Winnebago County Jail is a medium-security facility in Forest City, Iowa.

The Winnebago County Jail received and released inmates daily. Most of the inmates have either just been arrested or they are going through their trial.

The Winnebago County Jail serves the entire county. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is the agency responsible for overseeing the day to day operations at the Winnebago County Jail.

All inmates in the Winnebago County Jail are over the age of 18. No juveniles will be brought here.

Winnebago County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Winnebago County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Capacity 9
Address 216 South Clark Street, Forest City, IA, 50436
Phone 641-585-3632
City Forest City
Postal Code 50436
State Iowa
County Winnebago County

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Looking to keep an inmate spirits up while they are in the Winnebago County Jail? You can send them a letter. Inmate’s love receiving letters.

Letters can be sent to the Winnebago County Jail. All incoming and even all outgoing mail will be examined by the Winnebago County Jail prison staff.

You should know that you need to follow the mail guidelines to the letter. If you fail to follow the mail guidelines that is set forth for you, your mail will not reach the inmate and will be discarded or sent back to you.

Sending Money

Inmates, while they are in the Winnebago County Jail, will need funds to purchase items from the commissary or to fund their phone account.

There will be two ways you will be able to deposit money into an inmate's account.

The first way is to go down to the Winnebago County Jail. This will only work if you are local to the facility. You will need to have a money order in hand. The Winnebago County Jail will not accept cash or checks.

The second way is to mail a money order to the Winnebago County Jail, if you do not live in proximity.

Keep in mind that money orders should be made out to the Winnebago County Jail and have the inmates name on it.

Phone calls

The Winnebago County Jail contracts with the CityTeleCoin for their phone service.

To ensure the inmate can call you, you will need to create an account. You will also need to put money on their phone account.

You will be responsible to keep funds in the phone account. If the account runs low or out of funds, the inmate will not be allowed to make any more phone calls home.

All calls from the Winnebago County Jail will be limited to 15-minutes and the calls will be monitored and recorded.


Live local to the Winnebago County Jail? Want to visit an inmate in the Winnebago County Jail? You can come on down Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm. Visitation does not happen on Saturdays and Sundays.

Prior to visiting an inmate, you will need to have your government issued. If you are bringing a juvenile under the age of 16, you will need to accompany them for the duration of your visit. They will never be allowed to be left alone under circumstances. You need to be with your child the entire duration you are in the visiting area.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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