ABOUT US: This Is Why "Roster Home" Exists

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There is a lot of information which exists on the internet, somewhere, but doesn't get "crawled" by search engines because of the way these websites are set up. Sometimes the info gets "crawled" but then, oddly, new information replaces the old information. You can probably find the old stuff, somewhere, but it requires digging and luck. Who has time? When you want to look up a name, you want to find it RIGHT NOW. 

The Champaign County, Illinois, jail roster is a good example...

This (let us call it) "perishable" internet information can be preserved on a blog like this, for the convenience of search engines and therefore the convenience of you, the reader.

This is not a website that posts information and then takes the information down for a fee. No comment is made on sites like that but I DON'T DO THAT. So don't bother contacting this blog and pleading for information to be taken down because most likely I won't even answer you. For one thing, if you can't get the original source to take down the information (the county jail roster where I swiped it) then some other site will get it eventually.

So why should I take the information down FOR FREE when another site will get the information from the same source (eventually) and try to charge you to take down the info? Your beef is with the original source of the info, not me. Leave me out of it. 

No harsh judgments are made about guilt or innocence here, just the simple administrative fact of a jail booking and whatever information--which may or may not be 100.0000 percent accurate, but it's the official record--was associated with that booking.

Do not annoy me by asking if I have "more information." I don't. I copy and paste. I am not an investigator.

My initial focus is Champaign County, Illinois, an open sewage lagoon of crime and social problems. 

Here is a fine example: six men charged with DISMEMBERING THE CORPSE OF A WOMAN IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-04-28/6-charged-dismemberment-ashley-gibson-case.html


But I expect my focus to expand, possibly across the country. The blog is called "Temporary Roster Home" (emphasis on "Temporary") because when I reach a certain level of traffic, I would like to write some actual articles. But I do not care to write into a void, or write for a tiny and periodic audience...so for now I'm building a base of traffic. And then, one fine day, I will write articles from atop a fat base of daily traffic. Maybe. Or maybe I'll just keep doing this, because this is fun. 

Also, please do not get confused and self-righteous over the fact I run advertisements from services that clean up people's online record. Even though I run these ads, I do not and will not remove information for money. But if people want to pay a skilled computer tech to fluff up search results and push out positive information to balance out the negative, hey, I am happy to run those advertisements. 


The information on this blog comes from official online sources, which frequently publish their own strongly-worded disclaimers about how their information may include errors. In addition to directing my readers (more like browsers) to those original disclaimers I will add this is public information and I have a right to publish it. The mug shots were produced by government entities and therefore have no copyright. Documents produced by the state (and counties are political subdivisions of the state) can't be copyrighted. They just can't. And nobody can tell me not to link to something which is openly upon the internet.


If you see a mug shot here, you are free to use it. I don't put watermarks on mug shots and then try to claim these photos, produced with public tax dollars, have somehow become a unique and creative and copyrighted document due to the addition of a water mark like SOME websites. 

Also, I include links to the original source when available. True, it would be too much work to eliminate all the links, but this provides users a handy link to the original source. If the link is dead...that's not my fault. Links die.

Other interesting information like lists of tax forfeited land may be added after a while, but my original and main focus will be jail rosters, especially the one in Champaign County, Illinois.

Transparency is one of the values of democracy. People are not secretly jailed in our country. Plus lying on employment applications is, in general, very bad. If information can be found easily and openly, the playing field is leveled for all...not just those who can hide their foibles and (alleged) indiscretions.


Good things also come of the publication of this information: lost baby daddies are found, homeless and estranged relatives are located, and once information is out in the open people stop living in fear of exposure and, a lot of the time, nothing really comes of it.


"Oh, you didn't put down that minor arrest and conviction on your job application? Well, you're a damn good employee and truth be told you've been convicted of less stuff than your manager, ha ha. Tell you what. We'll annotate your job application and call no harm, no foul." And a year of living in quiet fear comes non-dramatically to an end.


Blessings to all, malice toward none. Information wants to be free so let it be, let it be. And just maybe somewhere in there a creative personality who loves the internet can make a buck...maybe a "champagne lifestyle" (note spelling) is possible. 

34 comments:

  1. You are an ass clown sheriff with limited education that wants to hurt peoples chances of employment or establishing integrity. I can tell by the way in which you refer to your covered locale as a sewage lagoon. I intend to keep backbiters and evil white men like you in my prayers so that when karma comes back to you, it may be more merciful. I encourage you to aim for something to help humanity not hurt it. I encourage you to re-read your article and decide the purpose of your website and why you post information about people you know nothing about.

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  2. So people should--your words--establish integrity? But to establish integrity it is best to hide the truth about them?

    Nah. I am the one who is right, here.

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  3. How do I look up if someone is in jail or wanted? Also I truly really like this site

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  4. I can't really tell you how to "look up" if somebody is in jail or wanted. If you've found your way to this site, it probably happened through a search engine--most likely Google. But this site is not comprehensive.

    If you know where the person lives, first check sites of the local sheriff in that county. They might have an online roster or warrant list. But it's hit-and-miss. Good luck.

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    1. So what youre saying is that even if i check online to see if theres an inmate in custody and or call and have them confirm that he is in custody theres a chance that it isnt true and the inmate might not even be in jail??

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  5. My ex-husband is on this list. He got arrested because of his domestic abuse. I can't tell you how happy I feel that this info is searchable via Google. hopefully he won't ruin any other girl's life. Thank you for your efforts of maintaining this blog.

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  6. Thank you. Knowing I am helping people like you keeps me going.

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  7. Bitch u really shouldn't put people business up on here who takes time our there day to do shut like this A Butch Ass Loser. I hope you momma name up there

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  8. Comments like yours motivate me when caffeine doesn't.

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  9. Thanks for your efforts. The person who plowed into the back of my car with a BAC of 2.0 while I was stopped for a red light was on the list. Was glad to see justice was working at least to get them into the process. Your bashers need to open their eyes to the fact that there is another side, another set of lives and or property negatively affected by the people represented by this list.

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    1. If someone with a BAC Of 2.0 hit you in a car, you should immediately get off the internet and call a priest. That blood alcohol content is four times the probable lethal limit and six+ times the possible lethal limit. It also means that the person had twice as much alcohol in their blood than blood. Sounds like a party.

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  10. This site is very helpful. But I was wondering if there was a better way to search the site. I found this by searching Google for the names of the people involved in the case I was needing info on. But is there any way to search on THIS site for the names of people? (I'm hoping it's not glaringly obvious and I'm just missing it.)

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  11. There's a little white bar in the upper left corner. That's a search thingie which searches just this blog. Putting quote marks around the term you are searching may help. But this blog is not comprehensive. Some days I even miss putting stuff up altogether. The best way to arrive here is still Google. If you didn't find your way here through Google, then what you're looking for might not be here.

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  12. Wonderful! I found my husband's ex-wife on the inmate listing for Alameda County, CA. I was snickering all day how she lied about her ethnicity, and she is still using my husband's last name after being married and divorced a 2nd time. What a skank. The link to view the details was not enabled so I assumed it was outdated after 30 days. Great work. Love it.

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  13. Since you believe in what you're doing by posting people's personal business out for the world to see is the right thing to do, why don't you post your personal information so we all can see who you are and stop hiding behind a PC Screen

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  14. I really don't see any real connection between those two things. Maybe I don't want to be stalked and thretened by criminals.

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  15. What do you have to say to the people who are trying hard to make a better life for themselves? The ones who may have made a bad mistake but will not let that mistake define them. Websites like these make it harder for those people to succeed. Sure its public information but it still has to be found first. I just cannot understand why someone would want others to fail.

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  16. How about this: What do I say to the people who don't want to date a sex offender, or an accused felon, or hire a child molester to babysit? What I say to those people is: I sure hope this site helps you.

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  17. Hey,
    Where can I contact you if I have proof that my charges were dropped? Your link is the first that appears when my name is googled and that sucks because I just graduated from college and I don't want a one night misunderstanding with the law to make employers think I'm a criminal.
    Can I get your email address so we can talk please?
    You can reply at colonel2lucky@gmail.com but I will be checking this page too if that's more convenient.

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  18. Email me at champaigneroster@gmail.com

    Send me your incontrovertible proof that charges were dropped, and also a link to my page showing your information. I'll be happy to have a conversation with you here, but to keep from being stalked through the trail to my ISP, I will not reply to any emails.

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  19. Hello !! I was caought for single DUI and was here in this blog. I loosed my couple of my oppurtunities. Single mistake in life doesn't mean that loosing whole life. Can you remove it if I produce my background check sheet showing the proof of single DUI and not even convicted but case is going on. Mean while I was totally loosing job oppurtunities because of this blog showing up. Your blog shows first search result. Kindly let me know your strategy for first time excuses.

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  20. A single DUI you say? What if that single DUI had killed somebody? In no way do you qualify for removal. But if you want to push the search results down, I will tell you and I will tell anybody to hire a reputation management company. One of them, Clean Search, advertises on this blog. Try Clean Search.

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  21. Hello my charges were dropped to wet reckless driving. What proofs do you need to remove my name from blog and contact information to show the proof ??

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  22. If your charges were merely REDUCED to "wet reckless driving," then why would I care about removing your information? You're still a reckless driver.

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  23. There is a man named Jason Todd Lewallen who was arrested November 12, 2016. It say he was arrested for domestic battery on a household member. Well let's get the truth out there. He is in jail for a battery charge against his 9 weeks old son which died 4-5 days later!!! He's out on like his 9th parole but yet it's not in the news and it's not even made the paper in Arkansas... This is 1000% true also the mother is out free when she allowed this to happen just thought I would share this!!! Her name is Lesley bridges!!!!

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  24. There is a man named Jason Todd Lewallen who was arrested November 12, 2016. It was in saline county Arkansas It say he was arrested for domestic battery on a household member. Well let's get the truth out there. He is in jail for a battery charge against his 9 weeks old son which died 4-5 days later!!! He's out on like his 9th parole but yet it's not in the news and it's not even made the paper in Arkansas... This is 1000% true also the mother is out free when she allowed this to happen just thought I would share this!!! Her name is Lesley bridges!!!!

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  25. I simply don't understand the anger shown here towards the person responsible for what's posted on this site. If not this person, it'd be somebody else but the fact still remains, these are actual crimes that real people committed. It hasn't been altered by this person providing this information and if you'd step back and think for a moment, his intentions are to help alert the general public of these crimes and the people who committed them. No more, no less.

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    1. Note-keep in mind people, that some people listed here are ALLEGED to have committed certain crimes, and in some cases the charges are grossly "beefed up" wobblers. Check with the person listed and the transcripts before passing judgement on anyone here. (There may even be cases of mistaken identity or false accusation.) The person whose name I found here, for example, basically made an angry phone call and got the book thrown at him. True story.

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  26. You are a parasite. Trying to exacerbate people's problems by making sure their past they worked hard to clean up is #1 on Google search. I hope someone finds out who you are.

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  27. This website contains absolutely meaningless data. Loaded with horrible spam and pop-ups. You are not doing any good. Many of those people did not do anything worthy of putting up on google. Post people that actually have been charged. I will look into ways of having this whole shyte train taken down in the near future. Cheers Idiot. If someone requests having their 'private' information taken down. I don't think you have ANY right whatsoever to leave it up here. Otherwise you are just being a parasite. Why would anyone need to prove anything to you? I mean who do you think you are.

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  28. Can we meet up in person? I would love the opportunity to discuss your work more. Yes, it clearly has a serious impact om people. Because of ur site, many beautiful people close to me have a hard time getting a job. And thats mostly because ur site has meant that one of the first google sites that employers, first dates, in laws etc is an arrest record. If u knowingly make it easier for this to happen, i think u owe everyone an in person discussion. Please comment if ud b open to that.

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  29. In summary, no. I am not going to meet you in person.

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  30. A problem I see, this site doesn't do any follow-up or provide all court documents. I had an order of protection filed against me while in Afghanistan. I successfully sued upon return. Yet, if someone looks me up, it'll show this nonsense, not the outcome. Getting into this 'business' comes with responsibility. Copy and pasting a complaint or affidavit and leaving it there, is equivalent to a social media smear. Then again, I fought for your right to do it. Semper Fi.

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  31. if people don't like this page and its contents don't look at it. I think it's useful if it contains info you're looking for and either way it's public info that you can find anywhere else in the web. if you don't like it DONT CLICK ON IT AND TO THE people who made rude comments... stop being such bullies, does it mke you feel better or good about your life when you criticize others about theirs? jeez.. how freaking rude and immature.. any way thanks for the info!

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Thanks for your comment. Unless, of course, it iss one of those comments questioning my motivations in rude and crude terms, threatening to sue me for posting information available on public government websites, and/or saying I can not possibly judge a person on the basis of a few criminal charges. In that case, I could not care less about your comment and believe me when I say I am just going to keep on doing exactly what I am doing. So stay out of jail and you will not be on this blog. And by the way, state governments and their political subdivisions (counties) can not produce copyrighted material...especially when it comes to lists of people in jail. So save a tree, save a stamp, save your time, save some face and do not bother telling me to cease and desist.