Crawford County Jail – Robinson, IL

Crawford County Jail is in Crawford County, Illinois and is the jail for this region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Crawford County Jail? This site gives you all about anything related to Crawford County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Crawford County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Crawford County Jail intake procedures. Crawford County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Crawford County Jail
P.O. Box 591 203 South Jefferson St.
Robinson, IL 62454

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 618-546-1515
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Crawford County Jail you will need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Crawford County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information for anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other Illinois county jails in our Illinois County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Illinois


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Crawford County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Crawford County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Crawford County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you are not allowed to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate in the Crawford County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Crawford County Jail site.

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 easy. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Crawford County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

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 entered into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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 cut altogether.

Phone Number: 618-546-1515

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Crawford County Jail is:

Crawford County Jail
P.O. Box 591 203 South Jefferson St.
Robinson, IL 62454

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crawford County Jail
P.O. Box 591 203 South Jefferson St.
Robinson, IL 62454


The mail policy is always changing, so review the official Crawford County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Crawford County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Crawford County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the Crawford County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Crawford County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Crawford County court magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to 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 get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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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?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep 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, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a 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 are able to see these listings on the website, but remember that you will not get the precise address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Crawford County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Crawford County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Crawford County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crawford County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Crawford County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Crawford County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates is always changing, so review the official website when you send funds 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 Crawford County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Crawford 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 Crawford 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:

    • 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.

    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 locked up at Crawford County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Crawford County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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

    Links and Resources

    Main Crawford County Jail Link
    Crawford County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Crawford County Jail Mugshots
    Crawford County Jail Bail Amount Link

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


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