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Avoca Police Jail Information
201 North Elm Street
Avoca, IA 51521
The Avoca Police Jail is located at 201 North Elm Street in Avoca, IA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Avoca Police Department.This guide will tell you info about anything one might want to know about the Avoca Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Avoca Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, how to find Pottawattamie County court records, and lots more.
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This guide is meant to give information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others will be appreciated.
Avoca Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find them? Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who’s in jail at the Avoca Police Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Avoca Police Jail Inmate Search is a roster of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Avoca Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Avoca Police Jail includes each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
First, you will have to answer some questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will get to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Avoca Police Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Avoca Police Jail before you can visit. Your visitors will go in the log for the inmate. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should call the jail at 712-343-2424 before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
|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|
To visit an inmate at the Avoca Police Jail you have to have your name on their approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones are allowed at Avoca Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody on must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they must 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 of age and is not related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Avoca Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Avoca 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Avoca Police Jail, use this address:
Avoca Police Jail
201 North Elm Street
Avoca, IA 51521
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Avoca Police Jail
201 North Elm Street
Avoca, IA 51521
The Avoca Police Jail inmate mail policy changes, so visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Avoca 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 Avoca 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Pottawattamie County jail website or you are able to call the jail. 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 there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Pottawattamie County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Pottawattamie County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for driving under the influence (DUI), drug Possession, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at the Avoca Police Jail is likely to change, so be sure to review the Avoca Police Jail site when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Avoca 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 Avoca Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 712-343-2424 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 Avoca Police Jail store. Inmates can purchase a number of things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can buy if they have enough money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal 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
The only phone calls that Avoca Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: 712-343-2424
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits off of all of the inmate phone calls are split 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 Avoca Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 figuring out how to lower your inmates phone charges can be 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 inmate phone calls. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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