Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien

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Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien Information

The Youth Emergency Services Center in Cherokee, Iowa, is not only a detention facility but also a social services provider for the surrounding communities. Juveniles and families around the state can access their services when required. In addition to the full services that are provided within the detention center, they also provide alternatives to incarceration. Supervision of home arrest and monitoring are under the management of the YES facility, and they will conduct drug and alcohol testing for those who are to avoid substances as a part of their probation or parole. Offering alternatives to incarceration is the first step for any juvenile case, however when they fail, they may be required to remain in detention for a short period of time and participate in rehabilitation programs. School continues on a schedule matching the public schools, with licensed teachers to ensure that students are able to return to their home school after their detention ends. Rehabilitation efforts include substance abuse and addictions, anger management and difficulty regulating emotions, individual or group therapy, and life skills classes. Mail: All mail must be correctly addressed with a full return address to the following First and Last Name, ID Number Northwest Iowa YES Center 1251 West Cedar Loop Cherokee, IA 51012 Phones: Phones are available during the day only, but may not be used during school hours, and juveniles may both make and receive calls. Visitation: Two visits are provided each week for each individual, with 15 minutes to visit. The level of the juvenile in the reward system will determine how many visits are available, and they must be scheduled in advance by calling the facility at 712-225-2594

Phone: 712-225-2594

Physical Address:
1251 West Cedar Loop
Cherokee, IA 51012

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Juvenile's first and last name
Northwest Iowa Youth Emergency Services Center
1251 West Cedar Loop
Cherokee, IA 51012

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How Do You Find Someone in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien?

To search for an inmate in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 712-225-2594 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's criminal court case and docket schedule online for O'Brien County and any other county in Iowa.

Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien Inmate Search

The Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien maintains an average of 15 offenders in custody on any given day. The Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year O'Brien County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 1,460 offenders.

The following charts of O'Brien County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the O'Brien County Corrections Department, the state of Iowa Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in O'Brien County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for O'Brien County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien
The Youth Emergency Services Center in Cherokee, Iowa, is not only a detention facility but also a social services provider for the surrounding communities. Juveniles and families around the state can access their services when required. In addition to the full services that are provided within the detention center, they also provide alternatives to incarceration. Supervision of home arrest and monitoring are under the management of the YES facility, and they will conduct drug and alcohol testing for those who are to avoid substances as a part of their probation or parole. Offering alternatives to incarceration is the first step for any juvenile case, however when they fail, they may be required to remain in detention for a short period of time and participate in rehabilitation programs. School continues on a schedule matching the public schools, with licensed teachers to ensure that students are able to return to their home school after their detention ends. Rehabilitation efforts include substance abuse and addictions, anger management and difficulty regulating emotions, individual or group therapy, and life skills classes. Mail: All mail must be correctly addressed with a full return address to the following First and Last Name, ID Number Northwest Iowa YES Center 1251 West Cedar Loop Cherokee, IA 51012 Phones: Phones are available during the day only, but may not be used during school hours, and juveniles may both make and receive calls. Visitation: Two visits are provided each week for each individual, with 15 minutes to visit. The level of the juvenile in the reward system will determine how many visits are available, and they must be scheduled in advance by calling the facility at 712-225-2594
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien, call the jail’s booking line at 712-225-2594.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien Booking Roster

What happens during booking in O'Brien County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in O'Brien County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in O'Brien County and other Iowa and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-225-2594 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-225-2594 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-225-2594 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-225-2594 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-225-2594 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-225-2594 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-225-2594 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 712-225-2594 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in O'Brien County

What are the other City and County Jails in O'Brien County?

O'Brien County County Jails
O'Brien County Juvenile Facilities
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This facility, known as "Northwest Iowa YES Center-O'Brien" is also known as Northwest Iowa Youth Emergency Services Center, Northwest Iowa YES Ctr-O'Brien , Northwest Iowa YES Ctr-O'Brien , Iowa, O'Brien.