Clay County IL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 10, 2024
300 Broadway St, Louisville, IL 62858

Clay 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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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

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You can support your loved ones at Clay Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 618-665-3316.

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 Clay County IL Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Clay Co Jail is a detention center located at 300 Broadway St Louisville, IL which is operated locally by the Clay 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. Clay County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Louisville 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.

Since 1825, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office has been diligently serving the residents of Clay County under the leadership of Sheriff Andy Myers and his dedicated deputies. Their primary mission is to uphold public safety and maintain peace within the community. This entails round-the-clock patrol, surveillance, and dispatch services to promptly respond to any emergencies or incidents.

In addition to law enforcement duties, Sheriff Myers also serves as the warden of the county jail, which functions as a detention facility for individuals either serving court sentences or awaiting trial. The jail staff is responsible for the supervision, feeding, and overall care of inmates, as well as providing continuous telephone and radio dispatch services.

As mandated by statute, the Sheriff holds the crucial role of an "Officer of the Court." In this capacity, the Sheriff is tasked with the delivery of court orders, decrees, summonses, and other legal documents. Moreover, the Sheriff oversees courthouse and courtroom security, ensuring a safe and orderly environment for judicial proceedings. Additionally, the Sheriff serves as the custodian of all county property not directly under the jurisdiction of another official.

To effectively carry out these multifaceted responsibilities, the Sheriff's Office employs a dedicated team comprising nine patrol deputies, two school resource officers, six correction officers, two court security officers, and one administrative assistant. Together, they work tirelessly to uphold the law, protect the community, and ensure justice is served within Clay County.

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 Clay 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

Clay Co Jail - Visitation

Times and days are subject to change without notice

  • Monday 8:30 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • Sunday 10 am - 3:30 pm
  • All federal holidays

This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 618-665-3316 for more information, alerts, or scheduling changes.

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.