Kossuth County Jail in Algona Iowa

Address and phone number for Kossuth County Jail, a Jail & Prison, at West State Street, Algona IA.

Kossuth County Jail
121 West State Street, Algona, Iowa, 50511

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About the Kossuth County Jail

The Kossuth County Jail, located in Algona, IA, is a secure facility that houses inmates. The inmates may be awaiting trial or sentencing, or they may be serving a sentence after being convicted of a crime. Jails and Prisons maintain records on inmates, including arrest records, sentencing records, court documents, and other criminal records. Kossuth County Jail makes these records available to the public.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Algona inmates
  • Conducting a background check
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Contacting an inmate
  • Jail and Prison visiting hours
Locating Algona Inmates

Algona Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates. These records include Jail and Prison rosters, inmate contact information, and sentencing information. In addition to locating current inmates, the records may provide information on former inmates or inmates who have been transferred. The Kossuth County Jail may also be able to provide information about inmates housed in other Kossuth County or Iowa Jails and Prisons, including information on prison transfers.

Finding Kossuth County Criminal Records

Jails and Prisons in Kossuth County maintain criminal records for current and former inmates. These records include arrest records, warrant records, parole records, and other information about convicted offenders. Criminal records can also list information about the inmate's crime, court-ordered victim restitution, and parole eligibility. Records for former inmates can also include parole information. These criminal records play a central role in conducting a thorough background check.

Algona Jail and Prison Policies

Jails and Prisons within Kossuth County follow Iowa or federal policies depending on their type. The Kossuth County Jail provides information on its policies, including rules for contacting inmates, sending money to inmates, or visiting the facility. Contact the main office for information about visitation hours and any restrictions on visitation.

Jail and Prison Transfers

While Jails are short-term facilities for inmates awaiting trial or sentencing, Prisons house inmates serving longer sentences. Some Jails incarcerate inmates serving short sentences, typically under one year. Inmates often transfer between Kossuth County Jails and Prisons. Kossuth County Jail can provide information on inmate transfers to local, state, or national facilities.

State and Federal Prisons in Kossuth County

In Iowa, the Department of Corrections (DOC) or Bureau of Prisons (POC) oversees state prisons. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) runs federal prisons. These agencies also oversee private prisons operating in Kossuth County, which must follow Iowa and federal regulations.

Contact the Kossuth County Jail

You may contact the Kossuth County Jail by calling 515-295-9277, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Kossuth County Jail, 121 West State Street, Algona, Iowa, 50511.