Carroll County Jail – Carroll, IA

Carroll County Jail is in Carroll County, IA and is the primary jail for the region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Carroll County Jail? This page tells you about everything one might want to know about Carroll County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Carroll County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Carroll County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you info you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Carroll County Jail
114 E. 6Th St.
Carroll, IA 51401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 712-792-4393
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Carroll County Jail you need to click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Carroll County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get info on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you should check the other Iowa county jails in our Iowa County Jail Guide: Iowa Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Carroll County Jail website, or you can view them at the Carroll County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the person’s full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Carroll County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may 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 are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: 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 Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the official Carroll County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . These phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 712-792-4393

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Carroll County Jail:

Carroll County Jail
114 E. 6Th St.
Carroll, IA 51401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carroll County Jail
114 E. 6Th St.
Carroll, IA 51401


The mail policy changes, so you should visit the official Carroll County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Carroll County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Carroll County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at the Carroll County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Carroll County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear 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 name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Carroll County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Carroll 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 listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Carroll County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carroll County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Carroll County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Carroll County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 jail inmates is always changing, so visit the official Carroll County Jail site when 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 Carroll County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Carroll 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 Carroll 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Carroll County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Carroll County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Carroll County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Carroll County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Carroll County Jail Inmate Search
    Carroll County Warrants
    Carroll County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Carroll County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Carroll County Jail


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