Moultrie County Jail – Sullivan, IL

Moultrie County Jail is located in Moultrie County and is the primary jail for the region. Looking for someone locked up in Moultrie County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Moultrie County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Moultrie County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Moultrie County Jail
1505 West Hagerman Road
Sullivan, IL 61951

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 217-728-4386
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Moultrie County Jail you will have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Moultrie County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our Illinois county jail guide: List of all county jails in Illinois


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Moultrie County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Moultrie County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Moultrie County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would 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.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and you are required not to leave town.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Moultrie County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 217-728-4386

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Moultrie County Jail, use this address:

Moultrie County Jail
1505 West Hagerman Road
Sullivan, IL 61951

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Moultrie County Jail
1505 West Hagerman Road
Sullivan, IL 61951


The Moultrie County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so check the official Moultrie County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in Moultrie County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the Moultrie County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Moultrie County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Moultrie County court magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you should request to see a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Moultrie County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by contacting the Moultrie County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t see the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can 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, you generally won’t be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Moultrie County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Moultrie County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Moultrie County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Moultrie County Jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Moultrie 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 Moultrie 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 Moultrie County Jail could change, so we suggest that you double check the the Moultrie County Jail website when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Moultrie County Jail

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

    • 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 in Moultrie County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Moultrie County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Moultrie County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Moultrie County Jail Link
    Moultrie County Jail Inmate Search
    Moultrie County Jail Mugshots
    Moultrie County Jail Bail Link

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


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