Audubon County Jail – Audubon, IA

Audubon County Jail is in Audubon County, IA and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody in Audubon County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything related to Audubon County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Audubon County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Audubon County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Audubon County Jail
318 Leroy Street
Audubon, IA 50025

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 712-563-2631
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Audubon County Jail you will have to visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Audubon County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be at another jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

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Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Audubon County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Audubon County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, 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

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay ten percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Audubon County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a bond amount or if the judge must figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into the log for the inmate. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Audubon County Jail phone number is: 712-563-2631

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and examined by the staff, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Audubon County Jail is:

Audubon County Jail
318 Leroy Street
Audubon, IA 50025

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Audubon County Jail
318 Leroy Street
Audubon, IA 50025


The Audubon County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you visit the the Audubon County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the court system in Audubon County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Iowa State Bar Association and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the Audubon County website, or at the Audubon County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Audubon County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Audubon County court magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to access the Audubon County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Audubon County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people 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 keep in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Audubon County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Audubon County,the Audubon County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Audubon County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Audubon County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work 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 Audubon 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 Audubon 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 money to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the the Audubon County Jail website 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Audubon County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Audubon 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 Audubon County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Audubon County Jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Audubon County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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

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    Links and Resources

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

    Audubon County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Audubon County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Audubon County Jail
    Audubon County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Audubon County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Audubon County Jail
    Audubon County Jail Jobs


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