Davis County Jail – Bloomfield, IA

Davis County Jail is in Davis County, IA and is the main jail for that region. Looking for somebody locked up at Davis County Jail? This site gives you information about everything you might need to know about Davis County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Davis County Jail
110 West Franklin Street
Bloomfield, IA 52537

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 641-664-2385
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

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

In order to search who is in jail at Davis County Jail you have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Davis County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another county jail you can check our Iowa county jail guide: Iowa County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

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Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Davis County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter their first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Davis County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a 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, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate at Davis County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you may get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Davis County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Davis County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Davis County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 641-664-2385

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by staff, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Davis County Jail
110 West Franklin Street
Bloomfield, IA 52537

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Davis County Jail
110 West Franklin Street
Bloomfield, IA 52537


The Davis County Jail mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Davis County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Davis County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the Iowa State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Davis County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do different functions, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Davis County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Davis County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Davis County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but remember that you can’t find the street address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at the Davis County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Davis County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record 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 or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Davis County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people 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 Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Davis County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Davis County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Davis County Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work 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 Davis 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 Davis 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 money to jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official website before send funds 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 Davis County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Davis 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 Davis 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 this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Davis County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Davis County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Davis County Jail Website
    Davis County Jail Inmate Search
    Davis County Jail Mugshots
    Davis County Jail Bail Link

    Davis County Jail Visitation
    Davis County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Davis County Jail
    Davis County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Davis County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Davis County Jail
    Davis County Jail Employment


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