Bond County Jail – Greenville, IL

Bond County Jail is in Bond County, IL and is the correctional facility for that county. Know somebody locked up at Bond County Jail? This site tells you about anything you might need to know about Bond County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Bond County Jail. How to view Bond County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Bond County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bond County Jail
403 S. Second Street
Greenville, IL 62246

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 618-664-2151
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Bond County Jail you have to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Bond County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find info on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Illinois county jail guide: Other County Jails in Illinois


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Bond County Jail website, or you can view them at the Bond County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Bond County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ 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 show up for court, and until that date you must not go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Bond County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Bond County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that might help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also might depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Bond County Jail phone number is: 618-664-2151

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Bond County Jail is:

Bond County Jail
403 S. Second Street
Greenville, IL 62246

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bond County Jail
403 S. Second Street
Greenville, IL 62246


The Bond County Jail mail policy can change, so it would be best to review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in Bond County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Illinois State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Bond County court records are public records. Court records include a file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Bond County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at the Bond County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you should access the Bond County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Bond County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bond County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Bond County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Bond County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Bond County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bond 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 money to someone in jail at Bond County Jail is likely to change, so check the official website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bond County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bond 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 Bond County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Bond County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Bond County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Bond County Jail Link
    Bond County Jail Inmate Search
    View Bond County Jail Mugshots
    Bond County Jail Bail Link

    Bond County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Bond County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Bond County Jail
    Bond County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Bond County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Bond County Jail
    Bond County Jail Jobs


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Comments

  1. Ed Collier says:

    My daughter is awaiting trial date or bail . She has been denied transportation for a scheduled medical appointment Jan30, 2012 at 8 a.m.and she has another scheduled appointment for Tue. 9 a.m. I have taken her prescribed medication to the jail and she has also been denied her prescribed medication. She turned herself in to the Bond County Illinois Jail Thursday morning Jan.26,2012 . All because of an aggravated D.U.I. . Her bond has been set at $50,000.00 , I really believe her next scheduled medical appointment will also be denied . The first appointment was for a mammogram , she has had nodules removed from her body and now has a lump on her breast , and Bond Co. Jail DENIED her keeping this scheduled appointment.The next appointment was for a hip examination , she was on crutches when she turned herself in to the jail. These appointments were made well prior to turning herself in …

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