Sac County Jail is in Sac County, IA and is the main jail for the county. Do you know someone incarcerated at Sac County Jail? This page tells you all about everything related to Sac County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Sac County Jail
100 N.W. State Street Box 7
Sac City, IA 50583
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?
Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To find out who is in jail at Sac County Jail you should go to their link and use the inmate search.
The Sac County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for might be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Iowa jails: Other Jails in Iowa
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Sac County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the first and last name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Sac County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you must not go out of town.
Typically, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Sac County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will let you make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in the log as an approved visitor. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Sac County Jail frequently change, so visit the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls 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 you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Sac County Jail, use this address:
Sac County Jail
100 N.W. State Street Box 7
Sac City, IA 50583
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Sac County Jail
100 N.W. State Street Box 7
Sac City, IA 50583
The mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the the Sac County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
To read more about this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney in Sac County
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Iowa.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records using the internet service, or at the Sac County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. They do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?
To do so, you will have to query the jail’s website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Sac County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sac County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Sac County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a 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 find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could make it easier for others.
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The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sac County,the Sac County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Sac County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Sac 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 Sac 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to check the the Sac County Jail website before you send any funds.
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
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Sac County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sac 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.
Apply for a Job at Sac County Jail
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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?
If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.
Things you might want to include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?
Tell Your Story About Sac County Jail
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.
Say wassup to people locked up at Sac County Jail
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