Story County Jail

The Story County Jail Iowa is an ICE detention center that houses detainees in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This facility is located in Nevada, Iowa.

If you need information about a detainee who is housed at Story County Jail Iowa, call (515) 382-7464 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You will need to have the detainee's information ready before calling. Including the detainee's full name, known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Story County Jail Iowa are as follows:








1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

No Visiting

7 p.m. to

No Visiting

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

No Visiting

No Visiting

General Rules

All visitors must arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time so they can be processed through security. Visits will last no more than 20 minutes.

Visitors must be 18 years of age or older, or accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. All visitors must have a valid photo ID. 

  • All social visits are non-contact.
  • All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Other Visits

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit detainees Monday through Friday during business hours.

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time. Arrangements should be made in advance with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer, whenever possible. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

The ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer in charge of Story County Jail can be reached at (515) 323-2419.

Clergy Visits
Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Story County Jail at any time. However, arrangements must be made in advance with the Chaplain’s Office by calling (515) 382-7463.

Physical Address

Story County Jail Iowa
1315 South B Avenue
Nevada, IA 50201
United States

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (515) 382-7464
Field Office Main Phone: (612) 843-8600

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Story County Jail Iowa
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
1315 South B Avenue
Nevada, IA 50201
United States

All mail sent to detainees must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus the sender’s name and address. Staff does not read the mail upon opening. For safety reasons, all incoming mail is subject to screening for contraband. 

A detainee may receive items necessary for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. Before sending packages to detainees, contact Jail Commander,

John Asmussen, at (515) 451-6181 or email [email protected].

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. You must get approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are allowed.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee directly at Story County Jail Iowa. But, you are allowed to leave a message. If you need to contact a detainee, call (515) 382-7463. Your message must include the Detainee’s full name, Alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

To deposit money into a detainee’s trust account at Story County Jail Iowa, send money orders or cashier’s checks to:

Story County Jail Iowa
Detainee’s full name and A-number
1315 South B Avenue
Nevada, IA 50201
United States

When a detainee receives money in the mail, it's taken to the processing area and placed into their account. The processing officer will provide a receipt for all funds received. Detainees should not have cash sent to them in the mail.

To Post a Delivery Bond

Delivery bonds are posted when a person has been taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Story County Jail

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