Rock Island County Justice Center – Rock Island, IL

Rock Island County Justice Center is in Rock Island County, IL and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone locked up at Rock Island County Justice Center? This site gives you about everything you might want to know about Rock Island County Justice Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Rock Island County Justice Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rock Island County Justice Center
1317 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (309) 794-1230
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Rock Island County Justice Center you have to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Rock Island County Justice Center Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info on anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at another county jail you can look here, too: Illinois County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

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Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Rock Island County Justice Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Rock Island County Justice Center site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners in the Rock Island County Justice Center will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Rock Island County Justice Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have 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 they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (309) 794-1230

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Rock Island County Justice Center:

Rock Island County Justice Center
1317 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rock Island County Justice Center
1317 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201


The Rock Island County Justice Center mail policy changes often, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Illinois State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Rock Island County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Rock Island County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After 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 and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, 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 jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Rock Island County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Rock Island County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Rock Island County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search 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:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find out if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rock Island County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Rock Island County Justice Center is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following 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 Rock Island County Justice 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 Rock Island County Justice 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Rock Island County Justice Center changes, so it would be best to check the the Rock Island County Justice Center 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Rock Island County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rock Island County Justice 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 Rock Island County Justice Center

    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 locked up in Rock Island County Justice Center? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? 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

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Rock Island County Justice Center Link
    Rock Island County Justice Center Inmate Search Link
    View Rock Island County Justice Center Mugshots
    Rock Island County Justice Center Bail Amount Link

    Rock Island County Justice Center Visitation Policy Link
    Rock Island County Justice Center Mail Policy
    Rock Island County Justice Center Inmate Search
    Rock Island County Warrant Inquiry
    Rock Island County Justice Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Rock Island County Justice Center
    Jobs at Rock Island County Justice Center


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