Floyd County Jail – Charles City, IA

Floyd County Jail is located in Floyd County, IA and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Floyd County Jail? This page tells you all about anything you might want to know about Floyd County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Floyd County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Floyd County Jail
101 South Main Street Suite 501
Charles City, IA 50616

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (641)-228-1821
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Floyd County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Floyd County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find info about anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you will want to check the other Iowa county jails in our Iowa County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Floyd County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Floyd County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Floyd County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money 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 will need to call the Floyd County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Floyd County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Floyd County Jail

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also will depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (641)-228-1821

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Floyd County Jail
101 South Main Street Suite 501
Charles City, IA 50616

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Floyd County Jail
101 South Main Street Suite 501
Charles City, IA 50616


The inmate mail policy at Floyd County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Floyd County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in Floyd County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the Iowa State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access court records with the Floyd County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Floyd County magistrate is the person that presides on your case. They do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you should access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history 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 jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Floyd County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Floyd County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Floyd 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 Floyd 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 someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Floyd County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Floyd County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Floyd County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Floyd County Jail Link
    Floyd County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Floyd County Jail Mugshots
    Floyd County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Floyd County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Floyd County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Floyd County Jail
    Floyd County Warrants
    Floyd County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Floyd County Jail
    Floyd County Jail Jobs


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