Schuyler County Jail – Rushville, IL

Schuyler County Jail is located in Schuyler County, Illinois and is the correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone locked up in Schuyler County Jail? This site will tell you information about everything one might want to know about Schuyler County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Schuyler County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Schuyler County Jail
216 West Lafayette
Rushville, IL 62681

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 217-322-4366
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Schuyler County Jail you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Schuyler County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can see them in person at the Schuyler County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Schuyler County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you can’t leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Schuyler County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if 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. You will either have to go back to jail every day after work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including 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 Schuyler County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try 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. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take from 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to check the jail site before go to the jail 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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Schuyler County Jail phone number is: 217-322-4366

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Schuyler County Jail:

Schuyler County Jail
216 West Lafayette
Rushville, IL 62681

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Schuyler County Jail
216 West Lafayette
Rushville, IL 62681


The mail policy at Schuyler County Jail changes, so we suggest that you review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Schuyler County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at the Schuyler County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you can ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to 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 might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to go to the Schuyler County jail website, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Schuyler County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s 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 the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Schuyler County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Schuyler County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Schuyler County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat 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 Schuyler 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 Schuyler 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Schuyler County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Schuyler 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 Schuyler 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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Schuyler County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Schuyler County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to talk to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Schuyler County Jail Link
    Schuyler County Jail Inmate Search
    View Schuyler County Jail Mugshots
    Schuyler County Jail Bail Link

    Schuyler County Jail Visitation
    Schuyler County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Schuyler County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Schuyler County Warrant Inquiry
    Schuyler County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Schuyler County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Schuyler County Jail Jobs


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