Boone County Correctional Facility – Belvidere, IL

Boone County Correctional Facility is in Boone County, IL and is the main correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Boone County Correctional Facility? This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Boone County Correctional Facility,like: Find out who’s in jail at Boone County Correctional Facility? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Boone County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Boone County Correctional Facility
615 N. Main St.
Belvidere, IL 61008

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 815-544-9322
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Boone County Correctional Facility you should click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Boone County Correctional Facility Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get info about anyone processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in another jail you will want to look here: Illinois County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Boone County Correctional Facility. When viewing online you will need to input the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Boone County Correctional Facility site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you can’t leave the county.

Typically, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Boone County Correctional Facility. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its really easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Boone County Correctional Facility

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Boone County Correctional Facility can change, so you should check the official Boone County Correctional Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Boone County Correctional Facility phone number is: 815-544-9322

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Boone County Correctional Facility:

Boone County Correctional Facility
615 N. Main St.
Belvidere, IL 61008

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boone County Correctional Facility
615 N. Main St.
Belvidere, IL 61008


The Boone County Correctional Facility mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the Illinois State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the Boone County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are maintained at Boone County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Boone County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. They do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you should request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you will have to access the Boone County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Boone County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Boone County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not discover if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Boone County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Boone County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Boone County Correctional Facility is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Boone County Correctional Facility, 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 Boone County Correctional Facility 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 rules for sending funds to inmates changes, so you should review the official website before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Boone County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Boone County Correctional Facility, 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 Boone County Correctional Facility

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Boone County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Boone County Correctional Facility? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Boone County Correctional Facility

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    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Boone County Correctional Facility Website
    Boone County Correctional Facility Inmate Search Link
    View Boone County Correctional Facility Mugshots
    Boone County Correctional Facility Bail Amount Link

    Boone County Correctional Facility Visitation Procedures
    Boone County Correctional Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Boone County Correctional Facility
    Boone County Correctional Facility Warrant Inquiry
    Boone County Correctional Facility Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Boone County Correctional Facility
    Jobs at Boone County Correctional Facility


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