Humboldt County Jail – Humboldt, IA

Humboldt County Jail is located in Humboldt County, IA and is the main jail for the region. Do you know somebody at Humboldt County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Humboldt County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

Main Menu

The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Humboldt County Jail
430 Sumner Ave
Humboldt, IA 50548

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 515-332-2600
Fax:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Humboldt County Jail you will need to visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Humboldt County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info for anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is in another jail you can check our Iowa county jail guide: List of all jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Humboldt County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Humboldt County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Humboldt County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you must not leave town.

Usually, prisoners will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into 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 bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

Tell Your Story

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us tips that could help other people get through jail intake?

Click here to share your story

Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Humboldt County Jail change often, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

The Humboldt County Jail phone number is: 515-332-2600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Humboldt County Jail
430 Sumner Ave
Humboldt, IA 50548

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Humboldt County Jail
430 Sumner Ave
Humboldt, IA 50548


The Humboldt County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the the Humboldt County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in Humboldt County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Humboldt County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Humboldt County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you need to visit the Humboldt County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Humboldt County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. 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, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Humboldt County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the street address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to see if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Humboldt County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Humboldt County Jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following 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 Humboldt 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 Humboldt County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to inmates at Humboldt County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the official Humboldt County Jail site before 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Humboldt County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Humboldt 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 Humboldt 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Speak Your Mind


    Return To Main Menu

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in Humboldt County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Humboldt County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Humboldt County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Post A Comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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

    Links and Resources

    Main Humboldt County Jail Link
    Humboldt County Jail Inmate Search
    View Humboldt County Jail Mugshots
    Humboldt County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Humboldt County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Humboldt County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Humboldt County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Humboldt County Warrant Lookup
    Humboldt County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Humboldt County Jail
    Humboldt County Jail Jobs


    Return To Main Menu
    877

Speak Your Mind

*


*