Massac County Detention Center – Metropolis, IL

Massac County Detention Center is in Massac County, Illinois and is the correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody at Massac County Detention Center? This site tells you info about anything you might need to know about Massac County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate at Massac County Detention Center. How to view Massac County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Massac County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Massac County Detention Center
515 Market St.
Metropolis, IL 62960

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 618-524-2912
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Massac County Detention Center you will have to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Massac County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info for anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is in another jail you should look here, too: Illinois County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Massac County Detention Center prisoners can be searched on the Massac County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Massac County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Massac County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either 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

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including 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 Massac County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us things that will help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take from 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get released. It also will depend on if you have a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer 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 so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Massac County Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 618-524-2912

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Massac County Detention Center:

Massac County Detention Center
515 Market St.
Metropolis, IL 62960

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Massac County Detention Center
515 Market St.
Metropolis, IL 62960


The Massac County Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as 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 a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. They do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to 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 may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to access the Massac County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Massac County jail website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Massac County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Massac County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at the Massac County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find if someone has had any:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Massac County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Massac County,the Massac County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Massac County jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Massac County Detention Center, 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 Massac County Detention Center 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 Massac County Detention Center is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the official Massac County Detention Center site before you send any funds.

    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 Massac County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Massac County Detention Center, 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 Massac County Detention Center

    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.

    Tell Your Story


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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Massac County Detention Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

    Say Wassup

    Links and Resources

    Main Massac County Detention Center Link
    Massac County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Massac County Detention Center Mugshots
    Massac County Detention Center Bail Link

    Massac County Detention Center Visitation
    Massac County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Massac County Detention Center
    Massac County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Massac County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Massac County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Massac County Detention Center Employment


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