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Jail Information


The Scott County Security Center is a 200 bed facility.


On average the Scott County Center has approximately 1,350 bookings each calendar year. This does not mean we have 1,350 detainees who are booked into our system. Often times a person may be booked on different charges throughout the year. The Scott County Security Center houses both male and female inmates with misdemeanor or felony charges.

We are often ask what kind of people we keep in the Security Center. The answer is all kinds, we see good people who have made a bad choice and do their time here while being cooperative and respectful and who will never return to custody to the type of person who should be warehoused for life. We hold people charged with mere infraction violations to murder. Nearly each day some or all of our staff will hear comments from detainees about how they are going to sue them, physically harm them or their family, yell obscenities, or make outright profane and vulgar comments. Less frequently but at any time certain detainee's will take action toward assaulting another detainee or staff members, attempt suicide, attempt to clog the sewer system, attempt to flood the cell area, destroy Security Center property or even throw food, fecal matter or body fluids we address with strict disciplinary action and criminal charges whenever possible.


The Scott County Security Center has a contract with Advanced Correctional Healthcare to take care of medical in the facility. An LPN is on staff 25 hours per week with the Doctor on call 24 hours 7 days a week with one scheduled day to see inmates for all medical needs. In the event an inmate is on any medication, the medication, in its original bottle, must be brought in by inmate or a family member. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS for medications which are not in original bottle or out of date.


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Visitation is Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and you need to schedule a visitation and the company does not do same day appointments for the inmate. Each inmate is allowed 1-20 minute visit per 7 day period. Go to


If you have been incarcerated in the Scott County Security center within the last year from your release date you are not allowed to visit with an inmate

Children under the age of eighteen (18) can visit without being on the visitation list. They must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is on the visitation list who must present a birth certificate, social security card, or legal papers from a court of law.

Visitors should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to visitation schedule to accommodate sign in. Anyone who arrives after the scheduled visitation time WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VISITAnyone not on the inmates visitation list must wait outside.

Each inmate will be allowed only one (1)twenty (20) minute visit in accordance with visitation schedule.


No food, drinks, smoking, or pets are allowed in the visitation area. Disruptive adults or children and those who accompany them may be asked to leave the visitation area. This could result in suspension or cancellation of visiting privileges.

Commissary transaction can be made at any time 24/7 with cash, credit card, or debit card. There is a $3.25 transaction fee for cash and a 10 percent charge for credit and debit transactions. No money orders will be accepted at any time unless they are mailed in. No personal checks will be accepted.

The visitation schedule is based on an inmate's assigned housing unit or cell block.

To set up visitation go to or call (877) 998-5678 for help.



The inmates may purchase items from the commissary list, such as underwear, t-shirts, socks, food items, personal hygiene, etc. Also inmates can purchase phone time. Money can be placed on inmates accounts using the touch screen kiosk machine located in the Security Center lobby and money orders thru the mail. Money can also be placed on inmates accounts online by visiting


The Security Center has chaplains that have services every Thursday evening. Also chaplains on call for any emergency or an inmate need to talk with chaplain.


Lifesprings takes care of the evaluation needs to be done on inmates that are need of services.


An inmate may release personal property to a friend or family member after a property release form is completed and signed. The release must include all property. SPECIFIC ITEMS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY GENERALLY MAY NOT BE RELEASED TO SPECIFIC PERSONS. EXCEPTIONS MAY INCLUDE HOUSE OR CAR KEYS OR A CREDIT CARD OR BANK CARD TO BE USED FOR BOND. When an inmate is released any personal property that is left will be kept in the property room for 30 days and then disposed of. If property was confiscated at the time of arrest , you will have to contact the arresting agency.


The inmates telephone system is COMBINED PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS.  All telephone calls are subject to monitoring and recording. Calls made by inmate must be collect, unless the inmate has purchased phone time from commissary. Family or friends may also set up prepaid accounts and accounts so inmates can call cell phones with COMBINED PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS by calling the company at 1-877-998-5678 or online at or by using the kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's office. Acceptable forms of payment include major credit and debit cards and the kiosk accepts cash. The Scott County jail does not control payment agreements or the blocking of numbers due to non-payment or related issues. Inmates phones are shut-off from 11pm to 7am.

                                                      MESSAGES FOR INMATES

The jail staff cannot pass phone numbers or phone messages to inmates. Inmates have generous access to the phones.

                                                       ITEMS INMATES MAY HAVE WHILE IN CUSTODY

NO ITEMS MAY BE DROPPED OFF FOR INMATES, EXCEPT prescription medications, eyeglasses (with prescription) or necessary medical equipment. Inmates may purchase other necessities through commissary.