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Crawford County Jail Information
1119 1st Avenue
Denison, IA 51442
Phone: (712) 263-3577
The Crawford County Jail is located at 1119 1st Avenue in Denison, IA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about anything related to the Crawford County Jail, such as how to find an inmate at the Crawford County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and lots more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that would help others is much appreciated.
Crawford County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To find out who is in jail at the Crawford County Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Crawford County Jail Inmate Locator is a roster of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Crawford County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Crawford County Jail takes you through these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take from 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.
Crawford County Jail Visitation
The inmate must provide each visitor’s full name to the Crawford County Jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Crawford County Jail frequently change, so call the facility at (712) 263-3577 before you go to visitation.
|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|
Before you can visit someone at the Crawford County Jail you must be on their approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Crawford County Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 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 in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Crawford County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Crawford County 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 mailing address for the Crawford County Jail is:
Crawford County Jail
1119 1st Avenue
Denison, IA 51442
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Crawford County Jail
1119 1st Avenue
Denison, IA 51442
The Crawford County Jail mail policy can change, so check the official Crawford County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Crawford County 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 Crawford County 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 an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Crawford County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is available to anyone.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at the Crawford County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Crawford County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes, drug crimes, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to Crawford County Jail jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the Crawford County Jail website when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Crawford County 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 Crawford County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (712) 263-3577 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 Crawford County Jail store. An inmate can buy different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will probably need to buy things from the commissary every day, 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 sufficient funds in their commissary account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products including 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 Crawford County Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
The Crawford County Jail phone number is: (712) 263-3577
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits off of all 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 Crawford County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers 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 the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails figuring 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 calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on calling your inmate. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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