Correctional Center

Des Moines County Correctional Center Staffing

The Des Moines County Correctional Center is staffed with one jail administrator, one assistant jail administrator, four sergeants, fifteen full-time correctional officers, numerous part-time correctional officers, three part-time transportation officers, one administrative assistant, one dietary manager, and numerous part-time cooks and cooks assistants.


Des Moines County Correctional Center handles all transportation arrangements for the Des Moines County Sheriff's Office. A partial list of transports the Correctional Officers perform include:

  • Court Appearances
  • Mental Health Pick up Orders
  • Doctors Appointments
  • Mental Health Appointments
  • Transports to and from different facilities


Des Moines County Correctional Center encourages inmates to participate in different educational, health, and safety programs. Some of the programs available to the inmates include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Library Services
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Classes
  • General Equivalency Diploma
  • Work Release Program
  • Weekend Sentence Program


Visitation hours for inmates at the Correctional Center are assigned by their cell. It is the inmates responsibility to advise their family/friends of their visitation times. All visitors must be prepared to show a photo identification before entrance.

Mission Statement

"Built to provide a safe and secure environment for both our staff and detainees, with the assumption that incarceration in and of itself is punishment enough."