Ogle County Correctional Center – Oregon, IL

Ogle County Correctional Center is located in Ogle County, IL and is the correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone locked up in Ogle County Correctional Center? This guide tells you information about everything related to Ogle County Correctional Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Ogle County Correctional Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Ogle County Correctional Center
103 Jefferson Street
Oregon, IL 61061

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Ogle County Correctional Center you should go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Ogle County Correctional Center Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can get information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is at another jail you will want to check the other Illinois county jails in our Illinois County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Illinois


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Ogle County Correctional Center website, or you can see them at the Ogle County Correctional Center. When viewing online you need to enter their legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Ogle County Correctional Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a 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 must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail every day after work, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you miss your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. 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 just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Ogle County Correctional Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Do you know any secrets that could help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Ogle County Correctional Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Ogle County Correctional Center is:

Ogle County Correctional Center
103 Jefferson Street
Oregon, IL 61061

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ogle County Correctional Center
103 Jefferson Street
Oregon, IL 61061


The Ogle County Correctional Center inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the official Ogle County Correctional Center site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Ogle County court records are public records. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you can request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Ogle County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but keep in mind that you can’t find the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Ogle County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Ogle County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Ogle County,the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Ogle County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After 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 Ogle County Correctional Center, 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 Ogle County Correctional Center 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 jail inmates can change, so double check the official website when you send any money.

    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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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Ogle County Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ogle County Correctional Center, 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 Ogle County Correctional Center

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    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 in Ogle County Correctional Center? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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