Scott County Jail – Davenport, IA

Scott County Jail is in Scott County, IA and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Looking for somebody at Scott County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything you might need to know about Scott County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Scott County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Scott County Jail
400 W. 4Th St
Davenport, IA 52801-1104

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (563) 326-8750
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Scott County Jail you have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Scott County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be at a different jail you will want to look here: Iowa County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Scott County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Scott County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is decided 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 trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate at Scott County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Scott County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the official Scott County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (563) 326-8750

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Scott County Jail:

Scott County Jail
400 W. 4Th St
Davenport, IA 52801-1104

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Scott County Jail
400 W. 4Th St
Davenport, IA 52801-1104


The inmate mail policy at Scott County Jail can change, so visit the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘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 defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system in Scott County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, read: How to Find an Attorney in Scott County

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. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Iowa State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

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 are comprised of a file with a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, 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, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you will have to access the Scott County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. 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. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Scott County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered 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 are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Scott County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not see if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Scott County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Scott County,the Scott County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Scott County jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Scott 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 Scott 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 jail inmates changes, so it would be best to check the official Scott County Jail site when you send money 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 Scott County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Scott 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 Scott 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:

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

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Scott County Jail Link
    Scott County Jail Inmate Search
    Scott County Jail Mugshots
    Scott County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Scott County Jail Visitation
    Scott County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Scott County Jail
    Scott County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Scott County Jail Arrests
    Scott County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Scott County Jail


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