Marshall County Jail is located in Marshall County, Iowa and is the main correctional facility for this region. Know somebody locked up in Marshall County Jail? This site tells you info about anything related to Marshall County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Marshall County Jail? How to view Marshall County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Marshall County Jail
2369 Jessup Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
To find out who is in jail at Marshall County Jail you will have to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Marshall County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information for anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information quicker if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you can check the other Iowa county jails in our Iowa County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Iowa
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots are on the Marshall County Jail website, or you can see them at the Marshall County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Marshall County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave town.
Typically, inmates in the Marshall County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Marshall County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is really easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Marshall County Jail
Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.
The Marshall County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Marshall County Jail:
Marshall County Jail
2369 Jessup Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Marshall County Jail
2369 Jessup Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
The Marshall County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in Marshall County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Marshall County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Iowa State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are public records. They include a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents in your case. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct the mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date to report to jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
You can you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the block that they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Marshall County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
During a criminal records search, usually will not discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Marshall County Jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marshall County,the Marshall County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Marshall County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Marshall County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Marshall County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
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.
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the site before you send funds to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Marshall County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marshall County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Marshall County Jail?
If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.
Things you can include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?
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