Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility – Le Mars, IA

Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility is in Plymouth County, Iowa and is the main jail for this area. Know somebody at Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility? This site gives you information about everything you might need to know about Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility
451 14Th Avenue Ne
Le Mars, IA 51031

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 712-546-4419
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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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 contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility you need to go to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Inmate Locator has information on people currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is in another county jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility website, or you can see them at the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, 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 in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail is set by a special judge called a 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 don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave town.

In most cases, inmates in the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its really easy. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Plymouth County

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed 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 change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

The Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility phone number is: 712-546-4419

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility is:

Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility
451 14Th Avenue Ne
Le Mars, IA 51031

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility
451 14Th Avenue Ne
Le Mars, IA 51031


The inmate mail policy at Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility changes, so we suggest that you review the official Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Plymouth County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the Iowa State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Iowa.

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

Court Records

Plymouth County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at Plymouth County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Plymouth County court magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Plymouth County court website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a 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 Plymouth County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Plymouth County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Plymouth County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Plymouth County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t see if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Plymouth County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility, 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 Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility 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 someone in jail changes, so we suggest that you visit 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 Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility, 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 Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility

    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 have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility

    Links and Resources

    Main Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Link
    Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Inmate Search Link
    Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Mugshots
    Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Bail Link

    Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Visitation Policy Link
    Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility
    Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Warrant Inquiry
    Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility
    Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Correctional Facility Employment


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