Adams County Jail is in Adams County, IL and is the main correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone locked up at Adams County Jail? This site tells you information about everything related to Adams County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.
Adams County Jail
521 Vermont St
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to contact them?
Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at Adams County Jail you need to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.
The Adams County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Illinois County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Adams County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Adams County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Adams County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.
In most cases, inmates will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Adams County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
The Adams County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Adams County Jail, use this address:
Adams County Jail
521 Vermont St
Quincy, IL 62301
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Adams County Jail
521 Vermont St
Quincy, IL 62301
The mail policy at Adams County Jail changes, so visit the official Adams County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Adams County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the Adams County website, or at the Adams County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Adams County court magistrate is the person that rules over your case. They do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.
Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, just visit the jail’s website, and search by:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Adams County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and any documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Adams County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Adams County Jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Adams County,the Adams County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Adams County jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Adams County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Adams County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
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.
The process for sending money to inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send any funds.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Adams County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Adams County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
Apply for a Job at Adams County Jail
There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at Adams County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?
If you have, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.
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