Jail

Jail staff
Jail staff

The O’Brien County Jail, built in 2000,  has 42 beds in General Population and can hold 10 detainees in the holding area while waiting for court or transport. Our facility employs 10 full time jailers. The jail is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Jail is a secure facility holding pre-trial detainees as well as male and female sentenced inmates. The Jail receives new detainees directly from the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office as well as Police Departments from Hartley, Sheldon, Sanborn, Paullina, and Sutherland and the Highway Patrol. The Jail is also able to hold detainees from surrounding counties, State of Iowa and Federal Inmates. In the general population area of the Jail there are 4 separate pods. 2 of the pods can hold 8 detainees the largest pod holds 24. There is an administrative control pod which hold 2 detainees. The smallest pod is designated for Juveniles which can hold 2.

Contact the Jail:
(712) 957- JAIL – (712) 957- 5245
Email

Staff:

Thomas Raymond, Jail Supervisor – Serving Since – 1998
Marcia Embrey, Jail Officer – Serving Since -= 2000
Barb Jacobsma, Jail Officer – Serving Since – 2007
Joseph Johnson, Jail Officer – Serving Since – 2008
Kyle Fischer, Jail Officer – Serving Since – 2014
Matt Stubbe, Jail Officer – Serving Since – 2015
Logan Sweeney, Jail Officer – Serving Since – 2016
Zane Roberts, Jail Officer – Serving Since – 2016
Trent Morton – Serving Since – 2016
Food Services

Beth Wittrock, Head Cook – Serving Since – 2008
Sharon Steinbeck, Cook – Serving Since – 2008
Terri Johnson, Part-time Cook – Serving Since – 2013

 

The Food Services Section reports to the Jail Division. Food Services staff prepare the meals seven days a week all year long.

The Staff is tasked with planning and preparing varied types of meals based upon religion, health needs and dietetic recommendations. This is provided for all inmates both pre-trial and convicted persons. In a years time the meal counts can exceed 36,000 meals.