The Shelby County Jail is located at 1104 9th Street, Harlan, Ia. and is connected to the Sheriff’s Office. The Shelby County Jail has a capacity of 14 inmates, with room for 2 females and 12 males. The jail processes approximately 350 to 400 inmates a year. Sentenced inmates are charged a per diem to serve their sentence. The per diem is $30.00 a day for a sentenced completed in one duration. Inmates who are allowed to serve their sentence on weekends or are granted work release are charged $35.00 a day.