Marshall County Jail – Lacon, IL

Marshall County Jail is in Marshall County, Illinois and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody locked up in Marshall County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything related to Marshall County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Marshall County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Marshall County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Marshall County Jail
520 6Th Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (309) 246-2115
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

In order to see who is in jail at Marshall County Jail you need to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Marshall County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Illinois jails: Illinois Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Marshall County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Marshall County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Marshall County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various 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

Once you are in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where 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 go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of 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 have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Marshall County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
The Marshall County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (309) 246-2115

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 type of delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Marshall County Jail is:

Marshall County Jail
520 6Th Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marshall County Jail
520 6Th Street
Lacon, IL 61540


The Marshall County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so you should review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a file containing a docket and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access court records using the online service, or by going to the Marshall County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Marshall County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are maintained at Marshall County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Marshall County court website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Marshall County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t discover if they have had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marshall County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Marshall County Jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Marshall 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 Marshall County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to jail inmates changes, so it would be best to review the official website when you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marshall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marshall 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 Marshall 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 Driver’s 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:

    • 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.

    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 spent any time in Marshall County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Marshall County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Marshall County Jail

    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Marshall County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Marshall County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Marshall County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Marshall County Jail
    Marshall County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Marshall County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Marshall County Jail
    Marshall County Jail Employment


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