Bremer County Jail – Waverly, IA

Bremer County Jail is in Bremer County and is the primary jail for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Bremer County Jail? This site will tell you info about everything you might need to know about Bremer County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Bremer County Jail. How to view Bremer County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bremer County Jail
415 E. Bremer Avenue
Waverly, IA 50677

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (319) 352-5400
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Bremer County Jail you have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Bremer County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is in a different jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Bremer County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Bremer County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in their full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Bremer County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave town.

Typically, inmates in the Bremer County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Bremer County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Bremer County Jail

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will go into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Bremer County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Bremer County Jail phone number is: (319) 352-5400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bremer County Jail, use this address:

Bremer County Jail
415 E. Bremer Avenue
Waverly, IA 50677

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bremer County Jail
415 E. Bremer Avenue
Waverly, IA 50677


The inmate mail policy at Bremer County Jail changes, so double check the official Bremer County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They have a file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Bremer County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at the Bremer County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Bremer County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Bremer County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Bremer County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Bremer County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? 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 account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bremer County,the Bremer County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Bremer County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Bremer County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Bremer 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 Bremer 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you review the the Bremer County Jail website before you send funds 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 Bremer County Jail

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

    • 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 Bremer County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Bremer County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Bremer County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to someone at Bremer County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Bremer County Jail Link
    Bremer County Jail Inmate Search
    Bremer County Jail Mugshots
    Bremer County Jail Bail Link

    Bremer County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Bremer County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Bremer County Jail
    Bremer County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Bremer County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Bremer County Jail
    Bremer County Jail Jobs


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