Contacting Inmates & Visitation

Inmates may be contacted by phone or mail. For visitation information, visit our Visitation page.

Contact by Mail

Inmates can be sent mail while in custody. Address mail to:

(Inmate’s Name)
960 Franklyn Ave.
Marengo, IA 52301

Mail Rules

  • All mail must contain a full return address with a name.
  • Envelopes cannot have any additions writing, stickers, etc. other than the mailing address and the return address. Envelopes containing extra items will be returned to the sender.
  • Letters cannot contain stickers, glue, glitter glue or glitter pen ink, perfume, newspaper clippings, magazine pages, origami paper, stamps for return mail, etc. If your letter contains any of these items it may be placed in the inmate’s property box or returned to sender.
  • Cards mailed to inmates cannot contain glue, glitter, velum sheets, springs, sticky spacer pads, stickers, etc. Cards containing these items will be shown to the inmate and then placed in their property box.
  • Blank cards cannot be mailed to an inmate so they can mail it back out again. If the inmate needs a card to mail out they can purchase one from the commissary.
  • We do not recommend mailing cash in for an inmate. Please send a money order made out to the inmate. We will not take personal checks.
  • Do not mail hygiene items as they will not be allowed to have them. Hygiene must be purchased from the jail.

Contact by Phone

Inmates can be contacted by phone (incoming and outgoing), text message, email, and video visitation.

Set up Account

Visits are done at the Sheriff's Office (through video) for free on Tuesdays from 9:00 am - 10:00 am and Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Video visits from home (for a fee) can be done seven days a week.