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Carter Lake Police Jail Information
950 East Locust Street
Carter Lake, IA 51510-1529
Phone Number: 712-347-5920
The Carter Lake Police Jail is located at 950 East Locust Street in Carter Lake, IA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Carter Lake Police Department.This site tells you info about anything you might need to know about the Carter Lake Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information, and more.
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The goal of this guide is to give advice and information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.
Carter Lake Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at the Carter Lake Police Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Carter Lake Police Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, and times you can visit. You can also get info for anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Carter Lake Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Carter Lake Police Jail is made up of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
First, you have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
They will let you use the phone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Carter Lake Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Carter Lake Police Jail before you can visit. This information will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so call the facility at 712-347-5920 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|
In order to visit an inmate at the Carter Lake Police Jail you have to first be on this person’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Carter Lake Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons under must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Usually is not normally 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 younger than 18 years of age and is not a family member of the inmate, this 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 Carter Lake Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Carter Lake 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 Carter Lake Police Jail, use this address:
Carter Lake Police Jail
950 East Locust Street
Carter Lake, IA 51510-1529
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Carter Lake Police Jail
950 East Locust Street
Carter Lake, IA 51510-1529
The Carter Lake Police Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Carter Lake 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 Carter Lake 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 an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Pottawattamie County court website or call the court directly. 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 a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Pottawattamie County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for DUI, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to people in jail could change, so we suggest that you double check the Carter Lake Police Jail site when you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Carter Lake 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 Carter Lake Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 712-347-5920 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 Carter Lake Police Jail store. You can buy several different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to buy things from 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 money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Carter Lake Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.
The Carter Lake Police Jail phone number is: 712-347-5920
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every 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 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 Carter Lake Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors 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 learning 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 how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone call rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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