Jersey County Jail – Jerseyville, IL

Jersey County Jail is located in Jersey County, Illinois and is the jail for this area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Jersey County Jail? This site tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Jersey County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Jersey County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Jersey County Jail
201 W. Pearl Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (618) 498 – 5571
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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 don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Jersey County Jail you have to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Jersey County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you can check the other Illinois county jails in our Illinois County Jail Guide: Illinois County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Jersey County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Jersey County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you must not travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate at Jersey County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Jersey County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you review the official site before you go to visitation.

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Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (618) 498 – 5571

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Jersey County Jail:

Jersey County Jail
201 W. Pearl Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jersey County Jail
201 W. Pearl Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052


The mail policy at Jersey County Jail changes, so you should visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the legal system in Jersey County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They include a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Jersey County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Jersey County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Jersey County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just visit the Jersey County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Jersey County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Jersey County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Jersey County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Jersey County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Jersey County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Jersey County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Jersey County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Jersey County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Jersey 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 Jersey 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 inmates changes, so be sure to visit the official Jersey County Jail site when you send money 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 Jersey County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jersey 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 Jersey County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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 in Jersey County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find someone you met in jail? Send a message to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jersey County Jail Website
    Jersey County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Jersey County Jail Mugshots
    Jersey County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Jersey County Jail Visitation
    Jersey County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Jersey County Jail
    Jersey County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Jersey County Jail Arrests
    Jersey County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Jersey County Jail


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