Linn County Correctional Center – Cedar Rapids, IA

Linn County Correctional Center is located in Linn County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody in Linn County Correctional Center? This page gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Linn County Correctional Centersuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Linn County Correctional Center? How to view Linn County Correctional Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and tips you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Linn County Correctional Center
53 3Rd Avenue Bridge
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (319) 892-6300
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Linn County Correctional Center you have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Linn County Correctional Center Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you can check our Iowa county jail guide: List of all jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Linn County Correctional Center prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Linn County Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input their name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Linn County Correctional Center site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, 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

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set 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 for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Linn County Correctional Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s easy. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like your full name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any secrets that might help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. It also depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out 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 you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Linn County Correctional Center frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, 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 might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Linn County Correctional Center phone number is: (319) 892-6300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Linn County Correctional Center is:

Linn County Correctional Center
53 3Rd Avenue Bridge
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Linn County Correctional Center
53 3Rd Avenue Bridge
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406


The mail policy at Linn County Correctional Center changes often, so review the the Linn County Correctional Center website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in Linn County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Linn County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Linn County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Linn County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Linn County Correctional Center is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Linn County Correctional 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 Linn County Correctional 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 process for sending money to Linn County Correctional Center inmates changes, so it would be best to visit the official Linn County Correctional Center site when you send funds to an inmate 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 Linn County Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Linn County Correctional 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 Linn County Correctional Center

    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:

    • 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.

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

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions in Linn County Correctional Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Write a review about Linn County Correctional Center

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Linn County Correctional Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello

    Links and Resources

    Main Linn County Correctional Center Link
    Linn County Correctional Center Inmate Search Link
    Linn County Correctional Center Mugshots
    Linn County Correctional Center Bail Link

    Linn County Correctional Center Visitation
    Linn County Correctional Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Linn County Correctional Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Linn County Warrant Inquiry
    Linn County Correctional Center Arrests
    Linn County Correctional Center Send Money Procedure
    Linn County Correctional Center Employment


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Comments

  1. Audrey S. says:

    Would it be too much to ask that you at least have a list of the people that are currently in jail at this time that can be viewed on the Linn County Correctional Center website?

    Most cities also have mugshots available for view as well, but even a list would be wonderful. You used to have one before the flood, etc…I have hit this website and the flood has been years ago, however the site has never come back up and I am wondering why?

    Also I have a daughter who had an arraignment today and I was unable to attend. I have no idea what she was charged with and why she is even in there. Is there a site that I can go to that will let me know what offenses she was charged with and what verdict was made in her case?

    I have been hunting around online trying to find anything that would lead me to what I am trying to find out and this should not be some sort of “hidden information”.

    Thank you to whomever gets this and is able to email me any VALID links to what I am trying to find.

    [Comment edited by Admin. Reason: No last names. For more info read our Comment Policy]

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