Monroe County Jail, IA

Updated on: March 12, 2020
Monroe County Jail

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Monroe County Jail is in Albia, Iowa. The jail employs civilian and sworn personnel. The Monroe County Jail Administrator makes sure the facility is supervised 24/7.

The inmates behind bars in Monroe County Jail typically were convicted of felony and misdemeanor crimes. However, there are a handful of inmates that are still awaiting trial too. While another handful of inmates are waiting to be transferred to a Iowa Department of Criminal Justice prison to serve their sentence.

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Monroe County Jail - General Information

Facility Name: Monroe County Jail
Facility Type: County Jail
Address: 103 2nd Avenue West, Albia, IA, 52531
Phone: 641-932-7815
Capacity: 16
Facility Type: Adult
City: Albia
Postal Code: 52531
State: Iowa
County: Monroe County
Official Website:

Monroe County Jail has their jail roster available for the public to do an inmate search. It is available on the Monroe County Jail official website.

Unlike other jail rosters, the Monroe County Jail roster is a little bit different. It’s essentially an excel sheet that you can sort by either the inmates last name or by their date confined. You cannot search directly for an inmate or other identifying personal information.

When doing a successful inmate search, you will be able to find their personal identifying information alongside what agency arrested them, where they were arrested, what charges they have (present and past) and their Iowa mugshot.

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Monroe County Law Enforcement / Monroe County Jail

Address: 103 2nd Avenue West, Albia, Iowa, 52531
Phone: 641-932-7815

Sending a Mail/Care Package

The only thing inmates can truly receive from family and friends are letters. However, inmates can also receive books and newspapers, but they must come directly from a publisher. They cannot come from a personal address. The books will also need to be paperback books. No hardback books are accepted.

Inmates are not allowed to receive the following items in the mail:

  • Books
  • Cash
  • Coloring or Shading
  • Crayons
  • Greeting Cards
  • Internet Print-outs
  • Magazines
  • Money Orders
  • Nudity Photos
  • Pictures larger than 5x7
  • Postcards
  • Puzzle Books
  • Stains
  • Stamps
  • Song Lyrics
  • Tattoo Pictures

You can address your personal letter to the following address:

Inmate’s Name
Monroe County Jail
Pin # Cell location
103 2nd Avenue West, Albia, IA, 52531

Keep in mind that you should also put your return address on any and all correspondence in case it is not acceptable, and it gets sent back to you.

Sending Money

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The Monroe County Jail provides three ways that family and friends can send money to an inmate. Using any of the three options below will instantly put money into an inmate’s account.


There are kiosks in the lobby of the jail. They can be mistaken for an ATM machine, but this machine does not give out money, it takes it instead and puts it directly into the inmate’s commissary account. The kiosk accepts $5 bills or higher along with debit and credit cards that are either MasterCard or Visa.

For any deposit up to $300, there will be a $4 service fee. You can use this service 24 hours a day.

By Phone

Call 641-932-7815 toll-free to make a telephone deposit using your credit/debit card with the VISA or MasterCard logo. The fees for the phone service are as follows:

You can the toll-free number 641-932-7815 to make a deposit by telephone. Here you can use debit and credit cards that are either MasterCard or Visa.


You can also visit Access Corrections online to make deposits into inmate’s accounts. To use this method, you will have to create an online account. The fees associated with this service are as follows:

  • Below $19.99: $2.95
  • $20.00 - $99.99: $5.95
  • $100.00 - $199.99: $7.95
  • $200.00 - $300.00: $9.95

Phone calls

Inmates use to be able to purchase a phone card from the commissary; however, that has been phased out. They can still head on down to the commissary and purchase time increments if they so choose.

However, if you, the family member or friend would like to fund their account from the outside you can do that.

Monroe County Jail contracts with Securus Technologies for their telephone service. The company offers 3 different plans for you to choose from.

Advance Connect

This option is the prepaid calling option. This will allow you to be in control of how much money you are spending for phone time. It is very useful for those trying to stick to a budget.

Direct Bill

This option is like your own personal phone service, you will get a monthly bill for the time you used. This can get expensive, if you do not pay attention to how long you are using the phone service.

This plan is typically for friends and family of inmates who will be behind bars for a long period of time, bail bondsmen, and attorneys.

Keep in mind, this plan does require a credit check to qualify.

Inmate Debit

This option will allow inmates to fund their own telephone account. The debit comes directly from the inmate’s phone account, so you do not have to make an account like in the previous two options. You will still be able to put money into the account, but the account will not be tied to your name.


Inmates can receive visitors. The visitation schedule goes by the inmates last name.

If you can’t visit during those times above, the Monroe County Jail also offers visitation on these two days below. These are for all inmates.

Before you can visit, you will need to make sure you brought your government ID. You will have to pass a metal detector too.

Visitors must adhere to the jails dress code. You cannot wear the following:

  • See-through Clothing
  • Sleeveless Clothing
  • Spandex
  • Rips or tears in jeans
  • Dress or Shorts higher than 3-inches above the knee

Visitors will not be able to bring anything into the visitation area. You will need to store all your personal belongings in your automobile before entering the facility.

If you fail to adhere to the rules, you will be denied visitation rights, right on the spot.

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

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates are permitted two 20-minute visits per week.

Monroe County Prison Statistics


Refer the map below to find the driving directions

Nearby Jail/Prison

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Albia Jail, Iowa 0 miles City Jail Monroe County
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Mahaska County Jail, Iowa 19.38 miles County Jail Mahaska County
Oskaloosa Jail, Iowa 19.38 miles City Jail Mahaska County
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