Hardin County Correctional Center

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      Hardin County Correctional Center, Iowa

      ICE Detention Facility

      St. Paul Field Office
      1116 14th Avenue
      Eldora, IA, 50627
      Facility Main Telephone Line:
      (641) 939-8194
      Field Office Main Telephone Line:
      (612) 843-8600

      Visitation hours:

      Visitation hours at the Hardin County Correctional Center are organized by gender. They are broken out as follow:

      • Female Detainees: Monday – Saturday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
      • Male Detainees: Monday – Saturday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

      The facility recommends you arrive at least 45 minutes ahead of your scheduled time so you can be processed appropriate through security. All visitors must be prepared to show two forms of valid ID and visits are not to exceed 30 minutes.

      Attorneys, Clergy or others providing inmate services can visit at reasonable hours as long as not too disruptive to ongoing schedule.

      Contact Information:

      If you would like to get information on a detainee at the Hardin County Correctional Center, please call (641) 939-8194 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

      Please have the following detainee information available:

      • First name
      • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
      • Any aliases the detainee might use
      • Date of birth
      • Country of birth


      The Hardin County Correctional Center. (Photo courtesy Google Maps)

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      Immigration Bond Information

      for the Hardin County Correctional Center

      Delivery bonds (i.e., immigration bonds) cannot be posted in-person directly at the Hardin County Correctional Center. Instead, family members or associates can post an immigration bond at any of the 82 ICE ERO facilities around the country that accept immigration bonds. The closest facility to the Hardin County Correctional Center that accepts immigration bonds is located at 1 Federal Drive Suite 1640, Fort Snelling, MN 55111. Immigration bonds can be posted Monday-Friday (except holidays) at this facility from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bonds cannot be posted directly at the Hardin County Correctional Center.

      To post an immigration bond for someone detained, you must have a money order, cashier’s check or certified check. If the bond amount exceeds $10,000 and over, you can only pay by single cashier’s check or a certified check. All payments should be made to the “US Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

      If you do not want to post the bond in-person yourself, you can also have a licensed immigration bond agent post the bond for you. For a small fee, ranging from 2% – 10%, an agent can post the bond for you electronically, so that you do not have to travel to the ICE ERO facility. This process is typically faster and easier than posting a bond yourself.

        SEARCH FOR A DETAINEE

        When searching by name, a detainee's first and last names are required and must be an exact match and select the detainee's country of birth.

        Frequently asked questions about the Hardin County Correctional Center

        Does the facility have public parking?

        Yes. If you know someone who is detained at the Hardin County Correctional Center in Eldora, Iowa and you would like to visit them, there is free public street parking available.

        Can I post a bond for someone who is detained at this center?

        If an immigration judge has set a bond in the immigrant’s case, then yes, you may bond someone out of the Hardin County Correctional Center. See the next question below, regarding the various locations where bonds can physically be posted and processed.

        If I am bonding someone out of the Hardin County Correctional Center, do I post the bond there or do I post the bond in another location?

        While you can bail someone out of the Hardin County Correctional Center, you cannot post the bond at that facility. The immigration bond must be posted at one of 82 ICE ERO facilities that accept immigration bonds. The closes ICE ERO facility near the Hardin County Correctional Center is located at 1 Federal Drive Suite 1640, Fort Snelling, MN 55111. The phone number for that facility is (612) 843-8600.

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          IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BOND OUT SOMEONE WHO IS IN ICE CUSTODY, PLEASE CONTACT (844) 910-2342.

          How to get information on an ICE detainee

          If you would like to get information on a detainee, please call the Field Office Main Telephone Number, (612) 843-8600.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • First name
          • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
          • Any aliases the detainee might use
          • Date of birth
          • Country of birth

          If you would like to get in touch with a defendant/detainee, please call the facility’s main number, (641) 939-8194.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • Full name
          • Alien Registration Number (A Number)
          • Your name and telephone number

          California ICE Detention Facilities

          Not every ICE detention facility allows you to post an immigration bond in California. If you would like to post an immigration bond it must be done at an ICE-ERO facility that accepts immigration bonds.

          You can post an immigration bond through a licensed immigration bonding agent. That agent can post a bond for you electronically for any detention facility in California and around the US.

          Video transcript An Alien Registration number (also referred to as A-Number) is a unique identification number assigned to a non-citizen. It can be a seven-, eight- or nine-digit number. Each immigrant receives an A-Number from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). This number is extremely important as it is required on all immigration documents and paperwork.

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