Clark County Jail is in Clark County, Illinois and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Clark County Jail? This page gives you about anything you might want to know about Clark County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Clark County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Clark County Jail
207 N 5Th
Marshall, IL 62441
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To see who’s in jail at Clark County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.
The Clark County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information about anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you will want to check the other Illinois county jails in our Illinois County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Illinois
A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file.
Mugshotes of Clark County Jail prisoners are online, or you can see them at the Clark County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Clark County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no 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 are are released you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you can’t leave the county.
In most cases, inmates in the Clark County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Clark County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Clark County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- You will get to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the official Clark County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 217-826-6393
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Clark County Jail, use this address:
Clark County Jail
207 N 5Th
Marshall, IL 62441
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Clark County Jail
207 N 5Th
Marshall, IL 62441
The mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the official Clark County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Clark County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or at the Clark County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records from your case are kept at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Clark County magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. They do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to have a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do this, you need to go to the Clark County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Clark County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Clark County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t see if they has had:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions in Clark County Jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clark County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Clark County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Clark County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Clark 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Clark County Jail is always changing, so be sure to review the official Clark County Jail site before you send any funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Clark County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clark 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been a prisoner at Clark County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?
If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.
Things you could include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.
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Links and Resources
Clark County Jail Visitation
Clark County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Clark County Jail Inmate Search
Clark County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Clark County Jail Arrests
Send Money to an Inmate at Clark County Jail
Clark County Jail Employment