Sheriff’s Office unveils online Winnebago County Jail inmate search
Online Staff Report
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled an inmate search on its website that allows the public to view mug shots and basic information about inmates in the Winnebago County Jail.
The new portion of the site was launched at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, and can be accessed at the following link: http://inmates.winnebagosheriff.com/.
The information provided under the inmate search was already available to the public by state statute, but is now provided online for easier access.
According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office: “This portion of our website feature will only allow the viewing of information and mug shots of current inmates who have been booked into our facility. Once the inmate has been released, the information will no longer be available. Additionally, there are circumstances where an arresting/investigating law enforcement agency may wish to withhold the release of an arrested person’s mug shot as part of their investigation. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to honor those requests as we currently do by blocking this law enforcement sensitive information from being accessed by this site.
“In addition to the name and mug shot, other personal identification information (date of birth, physical descriptors), the booking date, charges, custody status (felony/misdemeanor pending/sentenced, etc.), the inmate’s bond amount and their next court date will be displayed.”
The public can search for inmates by last name or select the first letter of the last name of the inmate and search for the name alphabetically. A “View All” option also provides a listing of all current inmates at the facility.
Posted Feb. 29, 2012
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