Kane County Jail is located in Kane County, Illinois and is the correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone at Kane County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything one might want to know about Kane County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Kane County Jail
37W755 Il Rte. 38, Ste. A
St. Charles, IL 60175
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Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?
Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Kane County Jail you should go to their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Kane County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information on anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Illinois
A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots can be seen on the Kane County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Kane County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Kane County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the county.
In most cases, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Kane County Jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Kane County Jail
Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that could help others to get through the process?
Speak Your Mind
Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to be discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.
Inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Kane County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official Kane County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.
The mailing address for Kane County Jail is:
Kane County Jail
37W755 Il Rte. 38, Ste. A
St. Charles, IL 60175
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Kane County Jail
37W755 Il Rte. 38, Ste. A
St. Charles, IL 60175
The inmate mail policy at Kane County Jail is always changing, so check the official Kane County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in Kane County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are public records. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the Kane County website, or at the Kane County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Kane County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Kane County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you are able to request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and 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 could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To find this out just go to the jail’s website, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Kane County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to find out if that person had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims 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 at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Activities and programs
To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kane County,the Kane County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Kane County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in Kane County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Kane 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 Kane 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 rules for sending money to inmates could change, so review the the Kane County Jail website when send money to someone in jail 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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Kane County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kane 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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at Kane County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Kane County Jail?
If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.
Things you could put in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?
Tell Your Story
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.
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