Wayne County Jail – Fairfield, IL

Wayne County Jail is located in Wayne County and is the jail for that county. Know somebody locked up in Wayne County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything related to Wayne County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Wayne County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Wayne County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
305 E. Court St.
Fairfield, IL 62837

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 618-842-6631
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?

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

To find out who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you should visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get info about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another jail you should look here: Illinois County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Wayne County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Wayne County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Wayne County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, that person 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 Wayne County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Wayne County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Wayne County

Have you ever had to use a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that could help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as your driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on 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 disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 618-842-6631

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Wayne County Jail is:

Wayne County Jail
305 E. Court St.
Fairfield, IL 62837

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
305 E. Court St.
Fairfield, IL 62837


The mail policy can change, so check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may 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 will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file with a docket sheet and all documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access court records via the Wayne County website, or by going to the Wayne County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Wayne County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, for example 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the Wayne County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Wayne County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required 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 crime. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Wayne County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Wayne County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 people in jail can change, so be sure to visit the official Wayne County Jail site when 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wayne 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 Wayne 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:

    • 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 a prisoner at Wayne County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    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? Say hello here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Wayne County Jail Link
    Wayne County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Wayne County Jail Mugshots
    Wayne County Jail Bail Link

    Wayne County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Wayne County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Wayne County Jail
    Wayne County Warrants
    Wayne County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Wayne County Jail
    Wayne County Jail Employment


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