Johnson County Jail is located in Johnson County, Illinois and is the correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Johnson County Jail? This site gives you information about anything you might need to know about Johnson County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Johnson County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Johnson County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.
Johnson County Jail
115 N 5Th Street
Vienna, IL 62995
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (618) 658-8811
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
To see who is in jail at Johnson County Jail you need to go to their link and use the inmate search.
The Johnson County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get information on anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you’re searching for is in another jail you can look here, too: Illinois County Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Johnson County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Johnson County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Johnson County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our in-depth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave town.
In most cases, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer some basic questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the phone so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Johnson County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are a lot 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 you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Johnson County Jail phone number is: (618) 658-8811
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Johnson County Jail:
Johnson County Jail
115 N 5Th Street
Vienna, IL 62995
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Johnson County Jail
115 N 5Th Street
Vienna, IL 62995
The inmate mail policy at Johnson County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official Johnson County Jail site when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.
For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Illinois.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public records. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Johnson County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at Johnson County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. They do a number of things, which include determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the Johnson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, but only the block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Johnson County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find out if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Johnson County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in Johnson County Jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Johnson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Johnson County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send money to jail inmates changes, so review the official Johnson County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Johnson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Johnson 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at Johnson County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?
If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Need to reconnect with someone from jail? Send a message to them here.
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Links and Resources
Main Johnson County Jail Website
Johnson County Jail Inmate Search Link
Johnson County Jail Mugshots
Johnson County Jail Bail Link
Johnson County Jail Visitation
Johnson County Jail Jail Mail Link
Johnson County Jail Inmate Search
Johnson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Johnson County Jail Arrests
Johnson County Jail Send Money Procedure
Jobs at Johnson County Jail
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