Wabash County Jail – Mount Carmel, IL

Wabash County Jail is located in Wabash County, IL and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone in jail at Wabash County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything one might want to know about Wabash County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you info you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Wabash County Jail
110 East 4Th Street
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Wabash County Jail you have to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Wabash County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information faster if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Illinois


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Wabash County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter their first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Wabash County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Wabash County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that could help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so review the official Wabash County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Wabash County Jail, use this address:

Wabash County Jail
110 East 4Th Street
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wabash County Jail
110 East 4Th Street
Mount Carmel, IL 62863


The Wabash County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: 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. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the Wabash County website, or by going to the Wabash County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. They do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

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, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you will have to query the Wabash County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the actual address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Wabash County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wabash County,the Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Wabash County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Wabash 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 Wabash 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 funds to Wabash County Jail inmates can change, so double check the site before send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wabash County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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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

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Wabash County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Wabash County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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