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Clay County Jail Information
300 Broadway Street
Louisville, IL 62858
Phone: (618) 665-3316
The Clay County Jail is located at 300 Broadway Street in Louisville, IL and is a medium security county jail operated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about anything you might want to know about the Clay County Jail, like how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, court information, and much much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.
Clay County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who is in jail at the Clay County Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Clay County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of individuals currently in custody, which includes status, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Clay County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Clay County Jail takes you through the following steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
First, you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Clay County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the Clay County Jail before you can visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so call the jail at (618) 665-3316 before you visit an inmate.
|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 an inmate at the Clay County Jail you must be added to this person’s visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Clay County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Usually is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 is related to 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 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Clay County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Clay County 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 Clay County Jail:
Clay County Jail
300 Broadway Street
Louisville, IL 62858
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clay County Jail
300 Broadway Street
Louisville, IL 62858
The mail policy at the Clay County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Clay County 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 Clay County 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 an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Clay County jail website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Clay County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Clay County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for driving under the influence (DUI), drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to inmates at the Clay County Jail is likely to change, so you should double check the Clay County Jail site before you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Clay County 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 Clay County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (618) 665-3316 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 Clay County Jail store. An inmate can purchase several different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will most likely 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 sufficient funds in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products like 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 Clay County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Clay County Jail phone number is: (618) 665-3316
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits these phone service providers make 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 Clay County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors 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 finding 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 inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their phone rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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