Perry County Jail – Pinckneyville, IL

Perry County Jail is located in Perry County, Illinois and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Perry County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything one might want to know about Perry County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Perry County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Perry County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you advice and information you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any comments or feedback that could help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Perry County Jail
12 East Water Street
Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (618) 357-5212
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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 want to contact them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Perry County Jail you will need to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Perry County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information about anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in a different jail you will want to check the other Illinois county jails in our Illinois County Jail Guide: Illinois Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them in person at the Perry County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Perry County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Perry County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Perry County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, 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 discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a 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 there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official Perry County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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 are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

The Perry County Jail phone number is: (618) 357-5212

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Perry County Jail
12 East Water Street
Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Perry County Jail
12 East Water Street
Pinckneyville, IL 62274


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I 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 find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Perry 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. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Illinois State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records contain a file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service, or at the Perry County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Perry County court website or you can call the jail 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. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Perry County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Perry County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Perry County,the Perry County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Perry County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Perry County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the site before you send any money.

    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 Perry County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Perry County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Perry County Jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Perry County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Perry County Jail Website
    Perry County Jail Inmate Search
    Perry County Jail Mugshots
    Perry County Jail Bail Link

    Perry County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Perry County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Perry County Jail
    Perry County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Perry County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Perry County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Perry County Jail Jobs


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