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Dallas County Jail Information
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive
Adel, IA 50003
Phone Number: (515) 993-5815
The Dallas County Jail is located at 201 North Nile Kinnick Drive in Adel, IA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about anything you might want to know about the Dallas County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information and records, and lots more.
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The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Dallas County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To look up who’s in jail at the Dallas County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Dallas County Jail Inmate Roster is a roster of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Dallas County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Dallas County Jail includes these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, Any 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 family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be released. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.
Dallas County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the Dallas County Jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Dallas County Jail visitation procedures change often, so call the jail at (515) 993-5815 before you go to the jail to visit.
|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 someone at the Dallas County Jail you have to be on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take 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 mobile phones are allowed at Dallas County Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Persons under must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Usually is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 a visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not related to 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Dallas County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Dallas 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Dallas County Jail:
Dallas County Jail
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive
Adel, IA 50003
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dallas County Jail
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive
Adel, IA 50003
The mail policy at the Dallas County Jail changes frequently, so double check the site when 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Dallas County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Dallas County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it 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 will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include, drug Possession, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to someone in jail at the Dallas County Jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review the Dallas County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Dallas 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 Dallas County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (515) 993-5815 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 Dallas County Jail store. Inmates can purchase several different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will most likely want 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 inmates can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Dallas County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.
The Dallas County Jail phone number is: (515) 993-5815
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 from all inmate phone calls 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 Dallas County Jail. The prices 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 figuring out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date 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 how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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