Vermilion County Corrections – Danville, IL

Vermilion County Corrections is located in Vermilion County and is the jail for the area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Vermilion County Corrections? This guide will tell you about everything you might need to know about Vermilion County Corrections,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Vermilion County Corrections
2 E. South Street
Danville, IL 61832

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 217-444-0100
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Vermilion County Corrections you will have to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Vermilion County Corrections Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info for anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at a different jail you can check our Illinois county jail guide: Illinois County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Vermilion County Corrections website, or you can see them in person at the Vermilion County Corrections. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Vermilion County Corrections website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is 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 different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, inmates in the Vermilion County Corrections will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order to be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to 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 bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Vermilion County Corrections visitation procedures change often, so check the official Vermilion County Corrections 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Vermilion County Corrections phone number is: 217-444-0100

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Vermilion County Corrections:

Vermilion County Corrections
2 E. South Street
Danville, IL 61832

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Vermilion County Corrections
2 E. South Street
Danville, IL 61832


The mail policy can change, so we suggest that you visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in Vermilion County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Vermilion County

Public Defender

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

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file with a docket and every documents in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the online service, or at the Vermilion County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Vermilion County magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. They do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to see your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Vermilion County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Vermilion County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Vermilion County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Vermilion County,the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Vermilion County Corrections is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Vermilion County Corrections, 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 Vermilion County Corrections 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 someone in jail at Vermilion County Corrections might change, so we suggest that you double check the the Vermilion County Corrections website before you send money to an inmate there.

    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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Vermilion County Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Vermilion County Corrections, 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 Vermilion County Corrections

    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 Vermilion County Corrections? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Vermilion County Corrections?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Vermilion County Corrections

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Vermilion County Corrections

    Links and Resources

    Main Vermilion County Corrections Link
    Vermilion County Corrections Inmate Search
    View Vermilion County Corrections Mugshots
    Vermilion County Corrections Bail Link

    Vermilion County Corrections Visitation Procedures
    Vermilion County Corrections Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Vermilion County Corrections
    Vermilion County Corrections Warrant Inquiry
    Vermilion County Corrections Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Vermilion County Corrections
    Vermilion County Corrections Jobs


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