Peoria County Jail – Peoria, IL

Peoria County Jail is in Peoria County and is the jail for this county. Looking for somebody locked up at Peoria County Jail? This site tells you about anything a person needs to know about Peoria County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Peoria County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer info you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Peoria County Jail
301 North Maxwell Road
Peoria, IL 61604

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 309-697-8523
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Peoria County Jail you need to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Peoria County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get info about anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you should look here, too: Illinois County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Peoria County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Peoria County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Peoria County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Peoria County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and you must not leave the area.

Typically, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss court, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Peoria County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Peoria County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Peoria County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, 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 have a release date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a 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 visitor’s names will be entered into the log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 309-697-8523

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Peoria County Jail is:

Peoria County Jail
301 North Maxwell Road
Peoria, IL 61604

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Peoria County Jail
301 North Maxwell Road
Peoria, IL 61604


The Peoria County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Illinois State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Peoria County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access your court records using 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 who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Peoria County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Peoria County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. They do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you should visit the Peoria County jail website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member 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 are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Peoria County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Peoria County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Peoria County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Peoria County,the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Peoria County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Peoria County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Peoria 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 Peoria 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 funds to inmates at Peoria County Jail is likely to change, so you should double check the official website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Peoria County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Peoria 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.

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    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 a prisoner in Peoria County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Peoria County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Peoria County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Peoria County Jail
    Peoria County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Peoria County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Peoria County Jail
    Jobs at Peoria County Jail


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