The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county. Administration of the county jail is only one of the sheriff's many duties. The sheriff is also required to make special investigations into alleged law violations when directed by the county attorney. In unincorporated areas of the county the sheriff is responsible for law enforcement. The sheriff also provides law enforcement services for towns that contract with the office. Finally, the sheriff issues all gun permits and is in charge of the county drug task force.
Other duties may include:
The Sheriff is the principal peace officer of the county
Summons grand jurors and trial jurors
May call any person to his aid, and when necessary summons the power of the county
Serves subpoenas and other notices and levies on property when a judgment has been secured
Executes and returns all writs and other legal processes issued by lawful authority
Custodian of the county jail and is responsible for all prisoners committed to him until discharged by law
Transport individuals to locations as directed by court order
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Mills County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call (712) 527-4337 to ask for special consideration.