The Winneshiek County Jail opened in October 2000 and is a 40-bed facility. The jail houses inmates awaiting trial and serving time for state, county and municipal offenses. Additionally, the jail houses overflow inmates for other jurisdictions. The jail currently employs 11 full-time jailers.
The goal of the Winneshiek County Jail is to provide safe, secure and constitutional detention of both sentenced and Pretrial detainees placed in the facility by the courts.