Kankakee County Jail is in Kankakee County, Illinois and is the primary jail for that county. Looking for somebody in Kankakee County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything related to Kankakee County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Kankakee County court information. And lots more.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.
Kankakee County Jail
3000 S. Justice Way
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (815) 802-7100
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?
Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To look up who’s in jail at Kankakee County Jail you need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.
The Kankakee County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one is locked up at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Illinois
A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file.
Mugshots of Kankakee County Jail prisoners are on the Kankakee County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Kankakee County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Kankakee County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.
In most cases, prisoners in the Kankakee County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Kankakee County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to is you have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on your bail amount. 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 have a release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is a 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 custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Kankakee County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the official Kankakee County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
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 a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.
The Kankakee County Jail phone number is: (815) 802-7100
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Kankakee County Jail is:
Kankakee County Jail
3000 S. Justice Way
Kankakee, IL 60901
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Kankakee County Jail
3000 S. Justice Way
Kankakee, IL 60901
The Kankakee County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in Kankakee County. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Kankakee County
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the Illinois State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Kankakee County court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at Kankakee County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and 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 could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
To find this out just access the Kankakee County jail website, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Kankakee County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Kankakee County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Kankakee County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have 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 of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not find the precise address, just the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims 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
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate activities and programs
To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.
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The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kankakee County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in Kankakee County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work 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 Kankakee 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 Kankakee 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 Kankakee County Jail inmates might change, so you should double check the the Kankakee County Jail website when you send any money.
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 Kankakee County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kankakee 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.
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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.
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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
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Kankakee County Jail Visitation
Kankakee County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Find an inmate at Kankakee County Jail
Kankakee County Warrant Inquiry
Kankakee County Jail Arrest Lookup
Kankakee County Jail Send Money Procedure
Jobs at Kankakee County Jail