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The Wapello County Jail is operated at the direction of the Sheriff and is supported by the Jail Administration and additional support staff including both men and women Correctional Officers, Dispatchers and Kitchen Staff. All these positions are staffed within the secure perimeter of the Jail Facility.
Jail personnel are responsible for the daily operation of the Jail in keeping the facility a safe and secure environment for both inmates and staff. The jail is direct supervision jail and is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Jail personnel are generally also responsible for maintaining inmate’s court appearances, medical appointments, mental health appointments and transports to and from other correctional facilities and overseeing jail visitation.
Monday through Thursday 6:30pm-9:00pm. Visitation is through telephone and video monitors in the Jail Lobby connected with the inmate in their particular cell area. To visit you must be on the inmates list and have a state issued photo ID. If you want on an inmate’s list you must write that inmate a letter stating such and that inmate will communicate that to jail personnel. Children under the age of 3 are not required to be on the inmate’s visitation list but are required to be supervised. All children are required to be supervised during visitation hours. Inmates are allowed 30 minutes per week total visitation.
Frequently Asked Jail Related Questions
How do I send a inmate money for commissary items?
The Wapello County Jail does not accept cash or personal checks. You will need to get a money order or cashiers check and send it to that person through the USPS Mail. You can not drop it off at the jail. You can also go to www.GovPayNOW.com or call 1-888-277-2535 and send money by credit card. You can also go to www.westernunion.com or call 1-800-634-3422 to send money via Western Union.
How do the phone calls work?
We use Securus Technology for our inmate phone system. The inmates can purchase calling cards off of commissary. You can also set-up a account directly with Securus by calling them at 1-800-844-6591
What if I want my number blocked so I don’t receive calls from the jail?
Call the jail and give them your name and number or you can call Securus directly at 1-800-844-6591
Are phone calls and visitation different?
Yes. Visitation requires a trip to the Jail by the person that wants to talk to the inmate. Phone calls can be made by inmates at all times that they are not in lock down.