Updated on June 22, 2021
Alta Jail is located in Iowa Every correctional facility has its own rules on visitation, commissary, and mail. The Alta Jail also has guidelines to follow. Before connecting with a loved one here, you can find them using a free inmate search for Alta Jail. Pigeonly provides a free lookup and other inmate services.
Alta Jail Info
- City: Alta
- State: Iowa
- Inmate Locator: Use Our Free Inmate Locator
- Name: Alta Jail
Alta Jail Inmate Search & Locator
Incarceration can be brutal on families and friends as well as inmates. State prison lookups can vary depending on locale, and inmates can often be moved from one location to another within the Iowa Department of Corrections. That's why we've created the Pigeonly Prison Locator Service for fast and free inmate search. Our mission at Pigeonly is to connect inmates and families with affordable and easy-to-use tools. Our Inmate Locator can help you find your loved ones and even update you if an inmate moves to another location. Register with Pigeonly for free to find your loved ones today.
Families can also search for their inmates on the Alta Jail official website. To use this search, you'll need an inmate ID, provided when the inmate is assigned to a facility. Other search tools include the Iowa state site and the Bureau of Prisons site
How to find someone in Alta Jail :
Go to pigeonly.com to start a search for your inmate. First, click "Get Started" and enter your inmate's first and last name.
Make sure to check if your inmate's facility is county, state, or federal.
Find your inmate and select from the list of services designed to help you keep in touch.
Finally, you'll need to register an account with Pigeonly, and we'll provide you with your loved one's contact information. (Don't worry, registration is completely free!)
Information You Need to Locate an Inmate at Alta Jail
Before we begin discussing the various tools to help you locate your loved one, let's quickly clarify that you'll need to have some vital identifying information on hand to do so. This information includes:
- our loved one's full legal name (first, middle, and last).
- Their date of birth.
- The state in which they're being held.
- Note that some tools may suggest or require additional information from you about your loved one, depending on individual circumstances.
As we go through this list, we'll cover what this information is and where it's applicable. Now, for the inmate location tools.
The Bureau of Prisons Website
The Bureau of Prisons allows you to search its database of federal prisoners to locate your loved one and uncover their contact information. Note that this database includes only inmates held in federal prisons — we'll get to smaller prisons and jails in a moment. The BOP's database also provides information regarding inmates who have been released, dating back to 1982. When using the BOP's search tool, you can search for a prisoner by name or by a variety of identification numbers. First, let's search for an inmate using their name: Again, searching for a common name without any additional information leads to numerous search results. Also, note that the search engine limits the number of results to 100, meaning many other inmates with the name John Smith didn't even show up.
You can also narrow down your search by including your loved one's race, age, and sex. As this search tool doesn't offer any advanced search features, you may need to include this information to see fewer than 100 results. You can also search for a federal inmate using several different identification numbers, such as:
- BOP Register Number
- DCDC Number
- FBI Number
- INS Number
These identification numbers, of course, belong solely to your loved one so using this method is the best way to generate accurate results from the BOP's site.
Iowa Government Sites
The BOP's search tool only shows results for federal inmates. To find an inmate who is held in a local jail or a Iowa state prison, you will need the Iowa state website or the Alta Jail site. Many facilities require the use of an inmate ID number. Check with the Alta Jail to find out what other information you may use on their website to locate your loved one.