Chickasaw County Jail – New Hampton, IA

Chickasaw County Jail is in Chickasaw County and is the primary jail for this area. Know someone in Chickasaw County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything related to Chickasaw County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chickasaw County Jail
116 N. Chestnut
New Hampton, IA 50659

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Chickasaw County Jail you need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Chickasaw County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info about anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Iowa jails: Iowa Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Chickasaw County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Chickasaw County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, 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

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Chickasaw County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Chickasaw County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • 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 have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Chickasaw County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official Chickasaw County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Chickasaw County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Chickasaw County Jail:

Chickasaw County Jail
116 N. Chestnut
New Hampton, IA 50659

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chickasaw County Jail
116 N. Chestnut
New Hampton, IA 50659


The Chickasaw County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still 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 you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system in Chickasaw County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about this, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Chickasaw County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Iowa State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Iowa.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and every documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the Chickasaw County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. They do different functions, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, 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 incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Chickasaw County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, 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 Chickasaw County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t see the actual 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 containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Chickasaw County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    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 make a phone call to the Chickasaw County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chickasaw County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Chickasaw County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work 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 Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to inmates is always changing, so review the the Chickasaw County Jail website before you send any money.

    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 Chickasaw County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in Chickasaw County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Chickasaw County Jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Chickasaw County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Chickasaw County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Chickasaw County Jail
    Chickasaw County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Chickasaw County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Chickasaw County Jail
    Chickasaw County Jail Jobs


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