Wayne County Jail – Corydon, IA

Wayne County Jail is located in Wayne County and is the jail for this region. Do you know someone locked up in Wayne County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Wayne County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Wayne County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
N. Lafayette St.
Corydon, IA 50060

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (641) 872-1566
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you can check our Iowa county jail guide: Iowa Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Wayne County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Wayne County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave town.

In most cases, an inmate at Wayne County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Wayne County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Wayne County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact 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
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should visit the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, 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, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Wayne County Jail phone number is: (641) 872-1566

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be 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 Wayne County Jail is:

Wayne County Jail
N. Lafayette St.
Corydon, IA 50060

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
N. Lafayette St.
Corydon, IA 50060


The inmate mail policy at Wayne County Jail is always changing, so double check the the Wayne County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Wayne County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept and available to you at the Wayne County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing 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, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you need to access the Wayne County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • 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 might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Wayne County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Wayne County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Wayne County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Wayne County Top 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 the Wayne County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Wayne 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 Wayne County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to jail inmates changes, so you should review the official Wayne County Jail site before you send money to an inmate.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Wayne County Jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Wayne County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Wayne County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Wayne County Jail Link
    Wayne County Jail Inmate Search
    View Wayne County Jail Mugshots
    Wayne County Jail Bail Link

    Wayne County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Wayne County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Wayne County Jail Inmate Search
    Wayne County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Wayne County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Wayne County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Wayne County Jail


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