DeKalb County INMATE & FAMILY SERVICES
The information on the Inmate Search page will guide you on how the DeKalb County Inmate Search functions, the inmate’s booking information, the inmate’s mugshot, their inmate ID #, their criminal charges, bail and bond amounts, their court location, upcoming court date(s), and their prior criminal charges, dates and convictions.
In addition, there are direct links to your DeKalb County, state of Illinois and Federal:
• Most Wanted
• Arrest Warrants
• Public Defenders
• Today’s Crime News
If you want to send and receive mail to and from an inmate in the DeKalb County you need to follow the rules and guidelines exactly. This facility has a zero tolerance for sending mail if it isn’t addressed properly, contains content that is against their rules or is sent from people who are not allowed to contact the inmate. Inmates who are sent contraband, could result in new criminal charges for both them and/or the sender of the mail.
Mail topics also covered include:
• Mailing Photos
• Sending & Receiving Electronic Messages & Photos
• What App to Use for Messages & Photos
• Mailing Books, Newspapers & Magazines
• Mailing Money
Communicating with an inmate in the DeKalb County by telephone requires understanding what type of phone calls they allow, how long the calls can be, how often you can speak with them, how much it costs per call or per minute, how to be get approved by the facility, how to register online, how to purchase prepaid phone time and prepaid calling cards that are accepted, and how much an inmate can spend each month on phone calls.
Inmate Telephone topics also cover emailing messages and photos and using their App.
Inmates incarcerated in DeKalb County are allowed to maintain an account so that they can purchase items from Commissary from within the facility.
You can fund the inmate's account various ways: Mailing or dropping off funds or depositing money online using your credit or debit card.
You may also purchase snacks and hygiene products online (by an approved company) that are shipped to the inmate once a week.
Visits from you or other people who are friends or family of an inmate is very important to them. DeKalb County has limited days and hours set aside for visitation.
They also have very strict rules about what you wear, what you can bring to the visit, who can visit, how many people can visit each visit, how many people can be on an inmate’s visitation list and how you both must behave on the visit.
If you don’t follow DeKalb County Visitation Rules and Policies exactly you and/or your inmate will lose all visitation privileges.
Other Visitation Topics include:
• Online Video Visits from Home
• Online Video Visits from the Facility
• Using an App to Register and Have a Visit
Illinois no longer allows outside bail companies to act as an agent for people arrested there, so if an inmate wants to be bonded out it must be by a friend, family member or themselves.
The bail page lists the various bail bond amounts for each offense, the different types of bonds, acceptable bail bond collateral, bond costs, where to post a bond and the hours you can post a bond in DeKalb County.
About the DeKalb County
The DeKalb County, located in the city of Sycamore, in DeKalb County, Illinois is a medium to maximum-security facility.
Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be as high as is it would be in any maximum-security state prison.
Security features in the DeKalb County include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire.
Correctional officers in DeKalb County are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
All of the men and women being held in the DeKalb County are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the DeKalb County Court System already and been sentenced to one year or less.
The Corrections Division of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining and running this facility.
The DeKalb County also houses inmates arrested by the county’s municipal police departments. A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.
The staff is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for inmates, themselves and visitors to the facility.
Inmates in the DeKalb County are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, a legal library, and bathroom and shower facilities.
Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to receive phone calls from the inmates, provide them with commissary money, receive and send them mail and schedule a time to visit. If you have the resources to bail or bond an inmate out of jail, go here for information.
Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail.
Illegal immigrants may be transferred into ICE custody and are then deported, however if they were convicted of a state or federal crime, they will do their time first.
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