Sioux County Jail – Orange City, IA

Sioux County Jail is located in Sioux County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Sioux County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything related to Sioux County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Sioux County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sioux County Jail
4363 Ironwood Ave.
Orange City, IA 51041

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (712) 737-2280
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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 need to find them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who is in jail at Sioux County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Sioux County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information on anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at a different jail you can look here: List of all county jails in Iowa


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshots of Sioux County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Sioux County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Sioux County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted 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 until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was set before you can get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Sioux County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the visitors log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Sioux County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you try 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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: (712) 737-2280

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Sioux County Jail is:

Sioux County Jail
4363 Ironwood Ave.
Orange City, IA 51041

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sioux County Jail
4363 Ironwood Ave.
Orange City, IA 51041


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Sioux County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Sioux County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at Sioux County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. They do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get 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 to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Sioux County court website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sioux County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted 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 are able to see this information on the website, but remember that you will not be able to see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Sioux County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Sioux County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sioux County,the Sioux County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Sioux County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Sioux County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will 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 Sioux 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 Sioux 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 money to Sioux County Jail inmates could change, so be sure to visit the the Sioux County Jail website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sioux County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Sioux County Jail Website
    Sioux County Jail Inmate Search
    Sioux County Jail Mugshots
    Sioux County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Sioux County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Sioux County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Sioux County Jail
    Sioux County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Sioux County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Sioux County Jail
    Sioux County Jail Jobs


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