Champaign County IL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: March 28, 2024
204 E Main St, Urbana, IL 61801

Champaign Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Champaign County IL Jail

You can support your loved ones at Champaign Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 217-384-1243.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Champaign County IL Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Champaign Co Jail is a detention center located at 204 E Main St Urbana, IL which is operated locally by the Champaign County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Champaign County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Urbana Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Illinois here.

The Corrections Division operates two facilities: the Satellite Jail on Lierman Ave in Urbana and the Downtown Jail across from the Champaign County Courthouse on Main St. The division employs 50 officers, 8 Sergeants, 3 Lieutenants, and 1 Captain. Additionally, there are 6 full-time and 6 part-time Master Controllers assisting in security and communications. Three support staff members handle clerical duties and inmate program coordination. Outside contractors provide meal preparation, medical, and mental health services.

Meal preparation is overseen by 1 full-time and 2 part-time managers. Medical services include 1 part-time doctor, 1 full-time registered nurse, 2 full-time LPNs, 1 part-time LPN, and 2 on-call registered nurses. Mental health services are provided by 1 part-time psychiatrist, 1 full-time mental health professional, 2 part-time mental health professionals, and 2 on-call mental health professionals.

The jail processes 500-600 intakes monthly and transports 20-25 inmates daily to court hearings, medical appointments, or the Illinois Department of Corrections. The division also monitors an average of 31 Electronic Home Detention (EHD) inmates daily, utilizing ankle bracelets with GPS technology.

Certain items are prohibited for mail delivery, including unused postage stamps or envelopes, self-addressed/stamped envelopes, inappropriate photos, stickers, cash, checks, pens, gang-related materials, and more.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Illinois. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Champaign County IL Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information


Please read all of the rules completely prior to moving forward. Not knowing the rules will not be accepted as an excuse for not following them. Disobeying any rule may result in you being banned from visiting detainees or criminal charges being pursued when applicable.


Video visitation will be held 7 days a week.

Daily: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM / 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Each inmate is allowed one 20 minute visit per day.
  • A Supervisor can deny, change or cancel a visit at any time at their discretion.
  • The visitation schedule may be cancelled or altered on county appointed holidays or for safety / security reasons.
  • All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.


  • Any inappropriate activity that will jeopardize the good order, safety and security of the Champaign County Correctional Center will result in termination of your session.
  • Visits must be scheduled 24 hours before the appointment. Visits can be scheduled up to 7 days in advance. Walk-in video visits will be accepted provided there are available time slots and open video visitation booths.
  • Before scheduling a visit you must first register as a visitor on the Securus website. You can do this from home at This is an offsite link This is an offsite link or you can use the registration station that is located in the Satellite Jail lobby.
  • The adult registering for the visit must be the adult attending the visit.
  • Three-way calling is prohibited.
  • Appropriate dress is required at all times

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.