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COVID 19 Information

COVID 19 Information

Links To Relevant Court Orders

A Guide To Iowa’S Criminal Justice System During The Pandemic

Important Contacts

Anamosa State Penitentiary
Website: https://www.iowastatepen.com
319-462-3504
Black Hawk County Jail
Website: https://www.bhcso.org
319-291-2587
Clarinda Correctional Facility
Website: https://doc.iowa.gov/
712-542-5634
Dallas County Jail
Website: https://www.dallascountyiowa.gov
515-993-5815
Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Website: https://doc.iowa.gov/
515-574-4700
Iowa Medical Classification Center Correctional Facility
Website: https://doc.iowa.gov/
319-626-2391
Iowa State Penitentiary, Fort Madison
Website: https://www.iowastatepen.com
319-372-5432
Linn County Correctional Center
Website: https://www.linncounty.org
319-892-6300
Mitchellville Correctional Center
Website: https://mitchellvilleprison.org
515-725-5042
Muscatine County Jail
Website: https://www.co.muscatine.ia.us
563-262-4190
Newton Correctional Center
Website: https://doc.iowa.gov/
641-792-7552
Polk County Jail
Website: https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov
515-323-5400
Story County Jail
Website: https://www.storycountyiowa.gov
515-382-7464
Rockwell City
Website: https://doc.iowa.gov/
712-297-7521
Warren County Jail
Website: https://www.warrencountyia.org/
515-961-1104
Broadlawns Medical Center
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
515-282-2200
[email protected]
Dana Wingert, Chief of Police
Des Moines Police Station
25 East 1st Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-283-4811
[email protected]
Des Moines Public Library-Central
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-283-4152
https://www.dmpl.org/locations-hours
Food Bank of Iowa
2220 East 17th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50316
515-564-0330
[email protected]
Teri Caldwell Johnson – Homes of Oakridge
2100 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
515-242-7911
Teree-Caldwell-[email protected]
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Iowa Office of Ombudsman
1112 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-281-3592
[email protected]
Job Service of Iowa – Iowa Works Center – Des Moines
200 Army Post Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
515-281-9619
[email protected]
T.M. Franklin Cownie, Mayor
400 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-283-4944
[email protected]
Office of the Governor’s – Iowa State Capitol
1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-281-5211
[email protected]
Office of State Public Defender
Lucas State Office Building, Fourth Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0087
515-242-6158
[email protected]
Polk County Attorney’s Office
222 5th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-286-3737
https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/county-attorney/
Polk County Board of Supervisor
Polk County Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 300
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-286-3120
[email protected]
Polk County Clerk of Court
500 Mulberry Street – Room 212
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-286-3772
Prelude Behavioral Services
3451 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
515-262-0349
https://www.preludeiowa.org/
Ako Abdul-Samad – State Representative – District 035
State Capitol
1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-281-3221
[email protected]
Ruth Gaines – State Representative – District 32
State Capitol
1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-281-3221
[email protected]
Isaac Knox, Executive Director – Urban Dreams
601 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314
515-288-4742
[email protected]

Summary of Critical Dates

  • June 22, 2020

    • (1-year speedy trial for Informations filed prior to 9/14 shall begin on 6/22/20 or date of Information filing, whichever is later).
  • July 13, 2020

    • In person court proceedings begin (sooner if proper precautions taken);
    • Non-Jury Trials begin (sooner if proper precautions taken); and
    • If arraigned prior to this date, deadline for PT motions is 30 days before trial.
  • August 3, 2020

    • Date through which defense counsel may execute WGP (review compliance protocol); and
    • Court may continue sentences beyond this date where no waivers a remade.
  • September 14, 2020

    • Jury Trials begin;
    • Day 1 for calculating speedy trial for Informations filed prior to 9/14/20 (1-year  speedy trial for Informations filed prior to 9/14 shall begin on 6/22/20 or date of Information filing, whichever is later); and
    • Grand Jury Proceedings begin.
  • December 12, 2020

    • Date through which written arraignments need not be under oath;
    • Date through which defense counsel may execute written arraignment (with consent of court and defendant, only having reviewed the WAPNG terms with defendant);
    • Date through which a defendant may waive personal presence (with consent of court; excludes trial and sentencing);
    • Date through which bond reviews may be done by vide or phone;
    • Date through which Court may accept felony guilty pleas in same manner as indictable misdemeanors;
    • Date through which PSIs may be shared with defendants subject to “reasonable safeguards”;
    • Date through which sentencings may occur by video or phone with consent and proper waivers; and
    • Date through which stipulated sentences with court approval may be accepted without any appearances (with proper waivers/verifications).