Greene County Jail – Carrollton, IL

Greene County Jail is located in Greene County and is the primary jail for this area. Know someone locked up at Greene County Jail? This page tells you info about everything you might need to know about Greene County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Greene County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Greene County Jail
403 7Th Street
Carrollton, IL 62016

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 217-942-6901
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

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

To look up who’s in jail at Greene County Jail you need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Greene County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you should look here: List of all jails in Illinois


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Greene County Jail website, or you can see them at the Greene County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Greene County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate in the Greene County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail 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 must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Greene County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. 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, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Greene County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items when you go, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Greene County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 217-942-6901

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Greene County Jail is:

Greene County Jail
403 7Th Street
Carrollton, IL 62016

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greene County Jail
403 7Th Street
Carrollton, IL 62016


The Greene County Jail mail policy changes, so review the official Greene County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Greene County magistrate is the person that presides over your case. They do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being 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 either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court 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. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the exact address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Greene County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greene County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Greene County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Greene County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 money to inmates is likely to change, so check the official Greene County Jail site before you send funds 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 Greene County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greene 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 Greene 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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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 Greene County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Greene County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Greene County Jail Website
    Greene County Jail Inmate Search
    View Greene County Jail Mugshots
    Greene County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Greene County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Greene County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Greene County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Greene County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Greene County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Greene County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Greene County Jail Employment


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