Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
Due to COVID-19 virus concerns, specifically as they apply to maintaining 6’ social distancing, inmate visitation will be cancelled effective Sunday, March 22, 2020. Visitation will resume once precautionary measures have been lifted.
The Linn County Correctional Center is a 401-bed facility and is the only jail in Linn County. The Correctional Center houses inmates awaiting trial and serving time for state, county, and municipal offenses. Additionally, the Correctional Center houses overflow inmates for other jurisdictions and federal prisoners awaiting trial. Inmates serving time and other jurisdictions housing inmates in the Linn County Correctional Center pay Linn County $60 per day, per inmate.
The Correctional Center Division is also responsible for prisoner transportation functions and courthouse security (in both the main courthouse and the Juvenile Justice Center).