Henry County Jail is located in Henry County, Illinois and is the jail for this region. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Henry County Jail? This page will tell you about everything related to Henry County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Henry County Jail. How to view Henry County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Henry County Jail
311 W. Center St.
Cambridge, IL 61238
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to contact them?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To search who’s in jail at Henry County Jail you need to go to their link and use the inmate search.
The Henry County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also get information about anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you can look here: List of all county jails in Illinois
A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of Henry County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Henry County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the inmate’s name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Henry County Jail website? This is difficult, since 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 getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are are released you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to go out of town.
Typically, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Henry County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Henry County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will get to use the telephone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge has to figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the log for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should double-check the official Henry County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Henry County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Henry County Jail:
Henry County Jail
311 W. Center St.
Cambridge, IL 61238
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Henry County Jail
311 W. Center St.
Cambridge, IL 61238
The Henry County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so review the official Henry County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on this, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Henry County
If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Henry County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Henry County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are available at Henry County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
The Henry County court magistrate is the person who presides on your case. They do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the street address, but rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your 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 and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to see if they has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- 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.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- 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 Henry County Jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Henry County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in Henry County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Henry 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 Henry 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 funds to someone in jail at Henry County Jail could change, so be sure to double check the official Henry County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.
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.
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Types of Jobs at Henry County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Henry 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.
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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.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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