Logan County Jail – Lincoln, IL

Logan County Jail is located in Logan County and is the main jail for that region. Looking for someone locked up at Logan County Jail? This site tells you all about anything you might want to know about Logan County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.

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Logan County Jail
911 Pekin St
Lincoln, IL 62656

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Logan County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Logan County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at another county jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Illinois


A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Logan County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the person’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Logan County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you must not leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.


Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Logan County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Logan County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Logan County Jail frequently change, so we suggest that you visit the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Logan County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Logan County Jail:

Logan County Jail
911 Pekin St
Lincoln, IL 62656

Here is how you should address the letter:

Logan County Jail
911 Pekin St
Lincoln, IL 62656

The Logan County Jail mail policy is always changing, so visit the official Logan County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Logan County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access your court case records using the Logan County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.


Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.


The Logan County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. They do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.


A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.


After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your term.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to query the Logan County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Logan County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Logan County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Logan County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find out if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Logan County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Logan County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    Logan County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Logan County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Logan County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Logan 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates might change, so you should visit the official website when you send money to an inmate.


    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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 Logan County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Logan 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 Logan County Jail


    • 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.

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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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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    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Logan County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs

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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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