Jail Division


The Woodbury County Law Enforcement Center and Jail were built in 1987.  After several renovations over the years, the main jail currently has bed space for 234 inmates.  The jail houses pre-trial and sentenced inmates, along with contract federal prisoners with the U. S. Marshals Service.  The staff of men and women are professional and dedicated officers assigned to maintain a safe, humane and secure environment for all the inmates. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or need general information not available on this website, please contact:


Captain Todd Harlow at 712.279.6040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lt. Mary Feiler at 712.279.6040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lt. Randy Uhl at 712.279.6040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Chief Deputy Tony Wingert at 712.279.6010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Bonding Procedures:

Verify bond amount and conditions of release by calling 712.279.6040.

All approved bondsman can be located in the local yellow pages.

If you desire to post a cash bond, the bond can be posted during normal working hours with the Woodbury County Clerk of Courts, Monday through Friday, 8:00A to 4:30P.  After hours, the bond can be posted with the Woodbury County Jail.

Inmate Mail Procedures:

The letter must be addressed to:  Inmates Name

                                                      Woodbury County Jail

                                                      P. O. Box 3083

                                                      Sioux City, Iowa  51102

The return address must contain the senders complete name and full address.

No packages are accepted.


Monday through Friday: 10:00A to 11:00A, check in 9:45A - 10:25A, and 12:30P to 3:15P, check in 12:00P - 2:40P. 
You must check-in with Jail Administration during the check-in times respectively
No visitation on holidays.


If you have been arrested, you may not visit for:  90 days if you were arrested for a serious or aggravated misdemeanor and one year for a felony arrest.

If you were arrested on a simple misdemeanor, you may visit the following day.

Inmate Property:

Inmate property or personal property is no longer accepted at the Woodbury County Jail.  All property is now purchased through the Inmate Commissary Account System.

Soft covered bibles are accepted Monday-Friday 8-3:15.  Wednesday is book day.  NEW, SOFT covered books WITH receipt are accepted on Wednesday ONLY.  Inmates are allowed up to two (2) books on Wednesday.  Please bring ID when dropping them off at the Jail Administration window. 


Inmate Commissary Account(s):

Money is no longer accepted at Jail Administration.  All money must be deposited through the ATM on the second floor balcony in the LEC, next to the Video Visitation kiosks.  Money can be deposited Monday - Friday 8A to 4:15P.  Money can also be deposited on-line @ jailatm.com.

Inmate Phone System:

All calls are routed through NCIC and are collect.  To set up an account, you must call NCIC at 1.800.943.2189.

.IowaVINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) the automated victim notification system for your jail which allows survivors, victims of crime, and other concerned citizens to have reliable information regarding changes in offender custody status. www.vinelink.com.

RISC TEAM (Resistive Inmate Security & Classification Team)


The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office RISC Team is a Jail based team that handles all types of situations that occur within the facility. The team has a total of 16 members and a team leader.  Each shift has four officers assigned to the RISC Team with each of those teams having a squad leader.  It is structured to have four members on duty, reducing the response time for emergency situations, with an additional four on-call to assist at a moment’s notice. They are trained in various specialties and tactical operations.

Among numerous additional tasks, one of the more important roles of the RISC Team is inmate classifications. When an inmate is required to post bond or remain in jail for a period of time, the team will classify each inmate prior to being housed in the pre-determined section(s) that are appropriate for their classification. The classification process is essential to the operation of an orderly and safe jail. It enables the jail to gauge the proper custody level of an inmate, to identify the inmate’s education, vocation, and psychological needs, and to separate non-violent inmates from the more predatory, making the facility safer for both inmates and officers.

Additionally, team members are trained in a variety of tactical skills that include weapons use, distraction devices, less lethal options including Taser, Pepperball, Bean Bag and Pepper spray.

RISC Team members have had training in handling inmates that have mental illnesses and require specialized care and or attention. Inmates incarcerated with mental illnesses have been on the rise for years and jails have become more aware of mental illness and how to treat and manage the inmates that have these issues.

Team members are also used during high profile court cases and trials, high risk prisoner transports and situations that sometimes require officers with specialized expertise.

If you would like additional information on the team please contact Team Leader Randy Uhl at 712-279-6040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.