Kendall County Jail – Yorkville, IL

Kendall County Jail is in Kendall County, Illinois and is the jail for this county. Know someone at Kendall County Jail? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about Kendall County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Kendall County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Kendall County Jail intake procedures. Kendall County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Kendall County Jail
1102 Cornell Lane
Yorkville, IL 60560

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (630) 553-7500
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Kendall County Jail you need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Kendall County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get the same information on anyone booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Illinois Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Kendall County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Kendall County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will 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. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Kendall County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts 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 post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Kendall County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. First, find out if they have 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 a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be 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:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Kendall County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Kendall County Jail phone number is: (630) 553-7500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Kendall County Jail:

Kendall County Jail
1102 Cornell Lane
Yorkville, IL 60560

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kendall County Jail
1102 Cornell Lane
Yorkville, IL 60560


The mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Kendall County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney in Kendall County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Kendall County website, or by going to the Kendall County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Kendall County 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 also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your 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 will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Kendall County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. They do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

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, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Kendall County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information online, but keep in mind that you will not see the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Kendall County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not discover if they has had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kendall County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Kendall County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Kendall County Jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Kendall 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 Kendall County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to someone in jail at Kendall County Jail might change, so you should review the site before 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 Kendall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kendall 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 Kendall 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 in Kendall County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Kendall County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Kendall County Jail Website
    Kendall County Jail Inmate Search
    View Kendall County Jail Mugshots
    Kendall County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Kendall County Jail Visitation
    Kendall County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Kendall County Jail
    Kendall County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Kendall County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Kendall County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Kendall County Jail Employment


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