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Altona Police Jail Information
619 North Depot Street
Altona, IL 61414-9582
The Altona Police Jail is located at 619 North Depot Street in Altona, IL and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Altona Police Department.This site tells you information about everything you might need to know about the Altona Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Altona Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find Knox County court records, and everything else.
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This guide is meant to give you info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Altona Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to find out where they are? Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To search who is in jail at the Altona Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Altona Police Jail Inmate Lookup has information about individuals who are in jail, which includes status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
Altona Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Altona Police Jail includes the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will allow you to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. It also depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. 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 date of your release, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.
Altona Police Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Altona Police Jail in advance. This information will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so call the official Altona Police Jail at 309-484-4311 before you 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|
To visit an inmate at the Altona Police Jail you have to be added to this person’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 cellphones at Altona Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons currently on must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. Usually is not approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Altona Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Altona 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 Altona Police Jail, use this address:
Altona Police Jail
619 North Depot Street
Altona, IL 61414-9582
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Altona Police Jail
619 North Depot Street
Altona, IL 61414-9582
The inmate mail policy at the Altona Police Jail changes frequently, so you should visit the the Altona Police Jail website when 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 Altona 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 Altona 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Knox County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person 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 Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Knox County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Knox County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee 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 DUI, drug offenses, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to inmates can change at any time, so be sure to check the Altona Police Jail site when send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Altona 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 Altona Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 309-484-4311 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 Altona Police Jail store. You can buy a number of things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will probably want to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have money in their account. These items 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Altona Police Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.
The Altona Police Jail phone number is: 309-484-4311
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits from all of the 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 Altona Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 decrease your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s 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 prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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