Page County Jail – Clarinda, IA

Page County Jail is in Page County and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Page County Jail? This page tells you all about anything related to Page County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Page County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Page County Jail
323 N 15Th
Clarinda, IA 51632

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 712-542-5193
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Page County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Page County Jail Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can get info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you can check our Iowa county jail guide: Iowa County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Page County Jail website, or you can view them at the Page County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Page County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is determined 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 on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you can’t leave the county.

Usually, inmates will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Page County Jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Page County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should double-check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Page County Jail phone number is: 712-542-5193

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Page County Jail is:

Page County Jail
323 N 15Th
Clarinda, IA 51632

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Page County Jail
323 N 15Th
Clarinda, IA 51632


The inmate mail policy at Page County Jail changes frequently, so you should visit the the Page County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on this, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Page County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at the Page County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from 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 been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the Page County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Page County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Page County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered 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 offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not see the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Page County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Page County,the Page County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Page County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Page County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Page 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 Page 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 rules for sending money to people in jail can change, so you should review the site before 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 Page County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Page 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 Page County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Page County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? 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 Page County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Page County Jail Website
    Page County Jail Inmate Search
    View Page County Jail Mugshots
    Page County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Page County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Page County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Page County Jail
    Page County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Page County Jail Arrests
    Page County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Page County Jail Employment


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