Dupage County Jail – Wheaton, IL

Dupage County Jail is in Du Page County, IL and is the correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone at Dupage County Jail? This site gives you all about everything one might want to know about Dupage County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Dupage County Jail? How to view Dupage County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dupage County Jail
501 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (630) 407-2400
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Dupage County Jail you should visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Dupage County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find info for anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: Illinois Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Dupage County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Dupage County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the person’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Dupage County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Dupage County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person won’t get their 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 Dupage County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Dupage County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may request to use assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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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
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge has to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the log for the inmate. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Dupage County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should review the official Dupage County Jail 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 much more costly than phone calls made at home. 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Dupage County Jail phone number is: (630) 407-2400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Dupage County Jail is:

Dupage County Jail
501 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dupage County Jail
501 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187


The mail policy at Dupage County Jail can change, so review the official Dupage County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records have a file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are available at the Du Page County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered 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 offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. 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 totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • 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 will not find if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Du Page County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Du Page County,the Du Page County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Du Page County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Dupage County Jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Dupage 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 Dupage 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 Dupage County Jail inmates changes, so you should double check the site 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dupage County Jail

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

    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:

    • 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 incarcerated in Dupage County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Dupage County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Dupage County Jail Link
    Dupage County Jail Inmate Search
    Dupage County Jail Mugshots
    Dupage County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Dupage County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Dupage County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Dupage County Jail
    Du Page County Warrant Lookup
    Dupage County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Dupage County Jail
    Dupage County Jail Employment


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  1. Hi Devin says:

    I miss you a lot and I’m going to support you as much as I can. I love you. Ask about house arrest and talk to a nurse about the infection

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