Boone County Jail – Boone, IA

Boone County Jail is located in Boone County, Iowa and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for someone in Boone County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Boone County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Boone County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Boone County Jail
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Avenue
Boone, IA 50036

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 515-433-0524
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Boone County Jail you will need to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Boone County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Boone County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Boone County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Boone County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Boone County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates in the Boone County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Boone County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use your assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Boone County Jail are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 515-433-0524

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Boone County Jail is:

Boone County Jail
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Avenue
Boone, IA 50036

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boone County Jail
1019 West Mamie Eisenhower Avenue
Boone, IA 50036


The Boone County Jail mail policy changes, so review the the Boone County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: 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. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Iowa State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Boone County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Boone County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you should request to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to report 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 incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records online or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Boone County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Boone County,the Boone County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Boone County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Boone County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Boone 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 Boone 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail could change, so we suggest that you review the official website before send money to someone in jail there.

    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 Boone County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Boone 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 Boone 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Boone County Jail Link
    Boone County Jail Inmate Search
    View Boone County Jail Mugshots
    Boone County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Boone County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Boone County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Boone County Jail
    Boone County Warrants
    Boone County Jail Arrests
    Boone County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Boone County Jail Jobs


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