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Algona Police Jail Information
112 West Call Street
Algona, IA 50511-2468
The Algona Police Jail is located at 112 West Call Street in Algona, IA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Algona Police Department.This site will tell you all the information about everything one might want to know about the Algona Police Jail, like how to find out who’s in jail at the Algona Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, court information, and much much more.
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The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that could help others will be appreciated.
Algona Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who is in jail at the Algona Police Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Algona Police Jail Inmate Lookup is a roster of individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, and times you can visit. You can also find info on anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Algona Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Algona Police Jail includes the following steps:
You will get put 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 what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to call a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged that morning.
Algona Police Jail Visitation
Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the Algona Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Algona Police Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you call the facility at 515-295-3515 before you go.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit someone at the Algona Police Jail you must be on their approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Algona Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Anyone currently on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Usually is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Algona Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Algona Police Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Algona Police Jail is:
Algona Police Jail
112 West Call Street
Algona, IA 50511-2468
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Algona Police Jail
112 West Call Street
Algona, IA 50511-2468
The inmate mail policy at the Algona Police Jail changes often, so be sure to visit the official website before you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Algona Police Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Algona Police Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Kossuth County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your 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 people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for DWI or DUI, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to someone in jail can change at any time, so you should double check the Algona Police Jail site when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Algona Police Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Algona Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 515-295-3515 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Algona Police Jail store. An inmate can buy different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will most likely need to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have money in their commissary account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Algona Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden.
The Algona Police Jail phone number is: 515-295-3515
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits these phone service providers make off of all phone calls that inmates make are shared with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Algona Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails finding out how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on calling your inmate. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their phone call rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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