Christian County IL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 17, 2024
Address
301 W Franklin St, Taylorville, IL 62568
Beds
56
County
Christian
Phone
217-824-4961
Fax
217-824-4963
Email
rkindermann@christiancountysheriff.com
Mailing Address
PO Box 678, Taylorville, IL 62568

Christian 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.

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You can support your loved ones at Christian Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 217-824-4961.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Christian County IL Jail. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Christian Co Jail, located at 301 W Franklin St in Taylorville, IL, is a secure detention center operated by the Christian County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Taylorville Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison because the sentences are much shorter.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. The Jail enforces this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can sometimes reduce sentences. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, there may be increased spending limits. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee. Indigent inmates are provided with all essential basic hygiene items including USPS stamps and writing materials.

CCCC has a maximum capacity of 56 inmates. It serves as the detention center for all law enforcement agencies in Christian County. The Correctional Center houses pre-trial detainees and sentenced inmates. In addition, the Center also houses Federal detainees. Money can be sent to an inmate to purchase phone cards and commissary. All money must be sent through the US Mail by money order. The money order must be completed with the inmate's name and the sender’s information. Telephones are provided in the cellblocks for use between 6:30 am and 11:00 pm. Inmates can purchase phone cards which they can then use to place outgoing calls. No incoming calls are allowed.

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 Christian 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 aid@inmateaid.com, 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

Christian County IL Jail - Visitation

  1. Visitation times are on Wednesdays and Sundays from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
  2. Visitors will be asked to wait outside until 12:30 PM.
  3. Visitors must be checked in by 3:30 PM. Plan travel time accordingly.
  4. All conversations must be conducted via the visitation booth phone system. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the loss of future visitation privileges.
  5. Visitors must have valid photo ID.
  6. Visitors must be 18 years or old. Children of incarcerated persons can visit, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  7. To avoid loss of visitation privileges please read the complete list of visitation rules prior to your visit.

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.