Greene County Law Enforcement Center – Jefferson, IA

Greene County Law Enforcement Center is located in Greene County, IA and is the main correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone at Greene County Law Enforcement Center? This site gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Greene County Law Enforcement Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Greene County Law Enforcement Center. How to view Greene County Law Enforcement Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Greene County Law Enforcement Center
204 S Chestnut Street
Jefferson, IA 50129

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 515-386-2136
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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 that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Greene County Law Enforcement Center you will need to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Greene County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info about anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you will want to check our Iowa county jail guide: Other Jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Greene County Law Enforcement Center website, or you can see them in person at the Greene County Law Enforcement Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Greene County Law Enforcement Center site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners at Greene County Law Enforcement Center will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post 10% of the amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail 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 must call the Greene County Law Enforcement Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Greene County Law Enforcement Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may request 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 in Greene County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should check the official Greene County Law Enforcement Center jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 515-386-2136

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Greene County Law Enforcement Center, use this address:

Greene County Law Enforcement Center
204 S Chestnut Street
Jefferson, IA 50129

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greene County Law Enforcement Center
204 S Chestnut Street
Jefferson, IA 50129


The mail policy changes frequently, so visit the official Greene County Law Enforcement Center site before 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 that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Iowa.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Greene County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You can access court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, 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 can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Greene County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are able to ask to get your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should query the Greene County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Greene County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Greene County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the precise address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Greene County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greene County,the Greene County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Greene 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 being incarcerated in the Greene County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Greene County Law Enforcement Center, 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 Greene County Law Enforcement Center 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 jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you check the site 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 Greene County Law Enforcement Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greene County Law Enforcement Center, 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 Greene County Law Enforcement Center

    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 a prisoner at Greene County Law Enforcement Center? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Greene County Law Enforcement Center Link
    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Search
    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Mugshots
    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Bail Link

    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Visitation Procedures
    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Jail Mail Link
    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Search
    Greene County Warrant Inquiry
    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Arrests
    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Send Money Procedure
    Greene County Law Enforcement Center Employment


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