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Dubuque County Jail Information
770 Iowa Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (563) 589-4420
The Dubuque County Jail is located at 770 Iowa Street in Dubuque, IA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about anything you might need to know about the Dubuque County Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Dubuque County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find your court records, and more.
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This guide is meant to give advice and information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Dubuque County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to find out who is in jail at the Dubuque County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Dubuque County Jail Inmate Locator is a roster of people who are in jail, including current status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Dubuque County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Dubuque County Jail includes each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
They will let you make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be released that morning.
Dubuque County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Dubuque County Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should call the facility at (563) 589-4420 before you 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|
In order to visit someone at the Dubuque County Jail you have to be on this person’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones at Dubuque County Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Persons probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of 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 of age 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 Dubuque County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Dubuque 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Dubuque County Jail, use this address:
Dubuque County Jail
770 Iowa Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dubuque County Jail
770 Iowa Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
The Dubuque County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the site before 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 Dubuque 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 Dubuque 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 a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the 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 be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Dubuque County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Dubuque County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include, drug crimes, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to people in jail is likely to change, so you should check the Dubuque County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Dubuque 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 Dubuque County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (563) 589-4420 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 Dubuque County Jail store. Inmates can buy a number of things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will most likely need to use the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that the inmate can purchase if they have enough money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal 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
All phone calls from the Dubuque County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.
The Dubuque County Jail phone number is: (563) 589-4420
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all phone calls that inmates make 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 Dubuque County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things 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 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 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 these cases, the jail has set their phone rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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