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Augusta Police Jail Information
514 Main Street
Augusta, IL 62311-1232
Phone Number: 217-392-2277
The Augusta Police Jail is located at 514 Main Street in Augusta, IL and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Augusta Police Department.This page tells you information about anything you might need to know about the Augusta Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Augusta Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find Hancock County court records, and much much more.
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This guide is meant to give you info that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.
Augusta Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are? Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who is in jail at the Augusta Police Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Augusta Police Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of individuals currently in custody, including status, and visiting hours. You can get information about anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Augusta Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Augusta Police Jail includes the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
First you have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
You will be allowed to use the telephone to contact a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released between 9am and noon.
Augusta Police Jail Visitation
The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the Augusta Police Jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in the log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Augusta Police Jail change often, so you should call the facility at 217-392-2277 before you go.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit someone at the Augusta Police Jail you must first be added to the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Augusta Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anyone currently on must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Such visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Augusta Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Augusta Police Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Augusta Police Jail:
Augusta Police Jail
514 Main Street
Augusta, IL 62311-1232
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Augusta Police Jail
514 Main Street
Augusta, IL 62311-1232
The Augusta Police Jail mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official Augusta Police Jail site before you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Augusta Police Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Augusta Police Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Hancock County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Hancock County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay 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 of the following crimes, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to inmates change frequently, so check the Augusta Police Jail site when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Augusta Police Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Augusta Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 217-392-2277 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Augusta Police Jail store. Inmates can purchase several different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will most likely want to use the commissary every day, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can buy if they have enough money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Augusta Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.
Phone Number: 217-392-2277
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make from all inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Augusta Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails figuring out how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on calling your inmate. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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