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Hamilton County Jail Information
100 South Jackson Street
Mc Leansboro, IL 62859
Phone: (618) 643-2511
The Hamilton County Jail is located at 100 South Jackson Street in Mc Leansboro, IL and is a medium security county jail operated by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.This site tells you all the information about anything you might want to know about the Hamilton County Jail, like how to find an inmate at the Hamilton County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, how to find Hamilton County court records, and lots more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Hamilton County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at the Hamilton County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Hamilton County Jail Inmate Roster has information about individuals who have been arrested, including custody status, and visiting hours. You can also get the same information on anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
Hamilton County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Hamilton County Jail takes you through each of these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
First you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and 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 wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process may take between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Hamilton County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the Hamilton County Jail before you can visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you call the facility at (618) 643-2511 before you try to 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|
To visit someone at the Hamilton County Jail you must have your name on the inmate’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Hamilton County Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 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 a family member of 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 Hamilton County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Hamilton 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.
The mailing address for the Hamilton County Jail is:
Hamilton County Jail
100 South Jackson Street
Mc Leansboro, IL 62859
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Hamilton County Jail
100 South Jackson Street
Mc Leansboro, IL 62859
The Hamilton County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Hamilton County jail website or you can call the jail directly. 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 you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Hamilton County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Hamilton County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for DWI or DUI, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to Hamilton County Jail jail inmates is likely to change, so you should review the Hamilton County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Hamilton 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 Hamilton County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (618) 643-2511 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 Hamilton County Jail store. You can purchase different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will probably need to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that inmates can purchase if they have enough money in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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
The only phone calls that Hamilton County Jail inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (618) 643-2511
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make off of 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 Hamilton County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different 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 finding out how to lower 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 these cases, the jail or prison has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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