Adams County Jail is in Adams County, Iowa and is the main jail for this area. Know someone at Adams County Jail? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Adams County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Adams County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Adams County Jail
500 Ninth Street
Corning, IA 50841
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to see who’s in jail at Adams County Jail you will need to visit their website and use the inmate search.
The Adams County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you should look here, too: Iowa Jails
A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can go in person to the Adams County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Adams County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you must not leave the county.
Typically, an inmate at Adams County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Adams County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral.
To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- You must answer some simple questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail uniform.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, expect to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.
The inmate have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Adams County Jail change often, so make sure that you review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
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 . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Adams County Jail phone number is: 641-322-4444
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Adams County Jail:
Adams County Jail
500 Ninth Street
Corning, IA 50841
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Adams County Jail
500 Ninth Street
Corning, IA 50841
The mail policy changes often, so it would be best to double check the official Adams County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Iowa State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?
Adams County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Adams County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Adams County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the Adams County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Adams County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Adams County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Adams County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet but bear in mind that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Gang activity
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Adams County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Adams County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Adams County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Adams County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Adams 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Adams County Jail changes, so we suggest that you review the the Adams County Jail website before you send money to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Adams County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Adams 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
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Links and Resources
Adams County Jail Visitation
Adams County Jail Mail Policy
Locate an inmate at Adams County Jail
Adams County Warrant Inquiry
Adams County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Funds to an Inmate at Adams County Jail
Jobs at Adams County Jail