Winnebago County Sheriff

Jail Frequently Asked Questions


Get arrest information or police reports?
Contact the arresting agency; the jail does not maintain arrest information.

How to find out criminal charges and bond amounts?
The Jail does maintain a criminal charge record and current bond amount.

How do I make a deposit to an inmate's commissary account?
The Jail accepts cash only at the Jail. Money for an inmate's account can be dropped off at the jail from 8:00am - 9:00 pm.

How do I obtain a phone card for an inmate?
Phone cards can be purchased online at Reliance Telephone or inmates can purchase phone cards at the jail through commissary. Phone cards are $10.00 at the jail. Texting minutes can be purchased (only) online at Reliance Telephone.

Can I leave a message for an inmate?
Jail Staff will not pass on messages to an inmate. You can write the inmate a letter.

How to send mail to an inmate?
Mail must come into the jail via the United States Postal Service. The senders complete name and return address must be on the return ddress portion of the envelope. If, not, the mail will be returned to the Post Office.

Inmate Address:
(Inmates Completes Name)
Winnebago County Jail
935 Highway 69 North
Forest City, IA. 50436