Adair County Jail – Greenfield, IA

Adair County Jail is in Adair County, IA and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone at Adair County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything related to Adair County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Adair County Jail
302 E Iowa Street
Greenfield, IA 50849

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 641-743-2148
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Adair County Jail you will need to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Adair County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you have their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be in a different jail you will want to check the other Iowa county jails in our Iowa County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found online, or you can view them at the Adair County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input their legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Adair County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Adair County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail each day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Adair County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. It also might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 641-743-2148

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Adair County Jail is:

Adair County Jail
302 E Iowa Street
Greenfield, IA 50849

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Adair County Jail
302 E Iowa Street
Greenfield, IA 50849


The Adair County Jail mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the court system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Adair County court records are public records. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Adair County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Adair County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Adair County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can just query the Adair County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Adair County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Adair County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Adair County,the Adair County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Adair County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Adair County Jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Adair County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Adair County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to jail inmates might change, so be sure to double check the site before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Adair County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Adair County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Adair County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Adair County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Adair County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to talk to someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Adair County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Adair County Jail Link
    Adair County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Adair County Jail Mugshots
    Adair County Jail Bail Link

    Adair County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Adair County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Adair County Jail
    Adair County Warrant Inquiry
    Adair County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Adair County Jail
    Jobs at Adair County Jail


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