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Albany Police Jail Information
101 North Lime Street
Albany, IL 61230-9749
The Albany Police Jail is located at 101 North Lime Street in Albany, IL and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Albany Police Department.This page tells you info about anything you might need to know about the Albany Police Jail, like how to find out who’s in jail at the Albany Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and much, much more.
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This guide is meant to give you all the info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.
Albany Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are? Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To search who is in jail at the Albany Police Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Albany Police Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info about anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Albany Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Albany Police Jail takes you through these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
The first step is that you will answer some questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
You will get to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
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 you will have to wear a jail uniform.
Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be freed. It also will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Albany Police Jail Visitation
The inmate have to give information about each visitor to the Albany Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should call the facility at 309-887-4370 before you try to go to visitation.
|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|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Albany Police Jail you must first be added to the inmate’s visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Albany Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. This kind of visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to 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 under the age of 18 and is not related to the inmate, this 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 Albany Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Albany 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Albany Police Jail, use this address:
Albany Police Jail
101 North Lime Street
Albany, IL 61230-9749
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Albany Police Jail
101 North Lime Street
Albany, IL 61230-9749
The Albany Police Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to visit the the Albany Police Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Albany 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 Albany 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Whiteside County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Whiteside County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug offenses, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail are always changing, so check the Albany Police Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Albany 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 Albany Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 309-887-4370 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 Albany Police Jail store. You can buy a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that inmates can buy if they have sufficient funds in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products such as 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
The only phone calls that Albany Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or totally denied.
Phone Number: 309-887-4370
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits 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 Albany Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors 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 can be 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 how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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