Dallas County Correctional Facility – Adel, IA

Dallas County Correctional Facility is in Dallas County and is the main jail for that county. Do you know somebody in Dallas County Correctional Facility? This guide tells you about anything one might want to know about Dallas County Correctional Facility,such as: How to locate an inmate at Dallas County Correctional Facility. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Dallas County Correctional Facility intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dallas County Correctional Facility
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive
Adel, IA 50003

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (515) 993-5815
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Dallas County Correctional Facility you have to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Dallas County Correctional Facility Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Iowa jails: Other Jails in Iowa


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Dallas County Correctional Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Dallas County Correctional Facility website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until that date you must not leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner at Dallas County Correctional Facility will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get 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 to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose that 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Dallas County Correctional Facility

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that could help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Dallas County Correctional Facility visitation procedures are always changing, so you should check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . 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 bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (515) 993-5815

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Dallas County Correctional Facility is:

Dallas County Correctional Facility
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive
Adel, IA 50003

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dallas County Correctional Facility
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive
Adel, IA 50003


The inmate mail policy at Dallas County Correctional Facility changes, so we suggest that you visit 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, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Dallas County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Dallas County court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are held at the Dallas County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Dallas County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. They do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Dallas County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Dallas County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dallas County,the Dallas County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Dallas County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Dallas County Correctional Facility is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Dallas County Correctional Facility, 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 Dallas County Correctional Facility 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 might change, so we suggest that you visit the official Dallas County Correctional Facility 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 Dallas County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dallas County Correctional Facility, 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 Dallas County Correctional Facility

    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 an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Dallas County Correctional Facility? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Dallas County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Dallas County Correctional Facility

    Links and Resources

    Main Dallas County Correctional Facility Website
    Dallas County Correctional Facility Inmate Search
    View Dallas County Correctional Facility Mugshots
    Dallas County Correctional Facility Bail Link

    Dallas County Correctional Facility Visitation Procedures
    Dallas County Correctional Facility Jail Mail Link
    Dallas County Correctional Facility Inmate Search
    Dallas County Warrant Lookup
    Dallas County Correctional Facility Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Dallas County Correctional Facility
    Dallas County Correctional Facility Jobs


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