Mclean County Detention Facility – Bloomington, IL

Mclean County Detention Facility is located in Mc Lean County, IL and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody in Mclean County Detention Facility? This guide will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Mclean County Detention Facility,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Mclean County Detention Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give info you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Mclean County Detention Facility
115 E. Washington St
Bloomington, IL 61701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who is in jail at Mclean County Detention Facility you have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Mclean County Detention Facility Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you should check the other Illinois county jails in our Illinois County Jail Guide: Illinois County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Mclean County Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Mclean County Detention Facility site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where 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 are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates in the Mclean County Detention Facility can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you miss court, whoever posted your bail 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 will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Mclean County Detention Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its very simple to do. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Mclean County Detention Facility

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes between 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be 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, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

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 usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Mclean County Detention Facility phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Mclean County Detention Facility is:

Mclean County Detention Facility
115 E. Washington St
Bloomington, IL 61701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mclean County Detention Facility
115 E. Washington St
Bloomington, IL 61701


The mail policy changes frequently, so check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is 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 relative find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Mc Lean County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The 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 also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Mc Lean County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Mc Lean County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Mc Lean County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Mc Lean County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mc Lean County,the Mc Lean County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Mc Lean County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Mclean County Detention Facility, 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 Mclean County Detention Facility 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 funds to Mclean County Detention Facility inmates might change, so we suggest that you check the official website before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mclean County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mclean County Detention Facility, 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 Mclean County Detention Facility

    Requirements:

    • 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:

    • 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.

    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

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Mclean County Detention Facility? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Mclean County Detention Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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