Clinton County IL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 18, 2022
810 Franklin St, Carlyle, IL 62231

Clinton 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 IC Solutions, 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

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Clinton County IL Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 618-594-4556

The Clinton County IL Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 810 Franklin St in Carlyle, IL. This county jail is operated locally by the Clinton County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Clinton County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Carlyle Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

Clinton County IL Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Clinton County IL Jail - Inmate Rules

Inmate Locator

Clinton County IL Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Illinois. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Clinton County IL Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 618-594-4556.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Clinton County IL Jail - Visitation


1) Visiting days and times are as follows:

  • Federal male inmates: Sunday from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM Tuesday from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Federal female inmates: Sunday from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • All other male inmates: Saturday from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM Tuesday from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • All other female inmates: Saturday from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM

Note that visitors must check-in no later than 30-minutes prior to the end of visiting hours.

2) Inmates are allowed either 2 twenty-minute visits or 1 forty-minute visit per week. The visiting week runs from Sunday to Saturday (each Sunday starts a new week). There is no splitting up a visit between visitors. Each new person is a new visit. It does not matter if the person visits for 5 minutes and then leaves and another visitor comes in and visits for 5 minutes and leaves. The inmate has had their 2 visits for the week. Periodic imprisonment inmates (“Weekenders”) are not permitted visitors.

3) Visitors are only permitted to visit one inmate per day.

4) Children under the age of 12 are not counted as a visitor. They must be accompanied by an adult while visiting. The adult will be held responsible for behavior of the child.

5) Children may not be left unattended in the waiting area. Disruptive children will cause a visit to come to an end unless there is another adult to supervise the child.

6) Visitors and inmates must be properly clothed and must remain so at all times. Proper dress is required at all times. Tube tops, bathing suits, mini skirts, strapless tops, short shorts, low-cut tops, or any see-through clothing are not permitted. Any attempts to expose any inappropriate body parts (such as breasts, genitalia, or buttocks) will result in the visit ending immediately and the visitor being barred from visiting for 30 days for the first offense. Any further incidents will result in offender being barred for longer periods of time and possibly indefinitely if incidents continue. The corrections staff has the right to refuse, terminate, or ban any visitor at any time.

7) Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. This includes flashing of body parts, obscene gestures, and vulgar language. People with excessive body odor, including excessive perfume, will not be allowed.

8) Inmates will be permitted to consult with their attorney in private during regular business hours. Any request for attorney visits other than during normal business hours (8am - 4pm Monday through Friday) must be approved in advance and will be at the convenience of the correctional staff. Attorneys will not normally be allowed to visit during regular visiting hours due to security and lack of privacy and space. All attorneys will be expected to produce their bar card along with proper government-issued photographic identification. Any person claiming to be an attorney requesting an attorney visit who cannot provide a bar card and proper identification will not be allowed to visit and a report will be forwarded to the Correctional Sgt. Federal inmates attorney visits must be by the attorney of record on file with the U.S. Marshal's Service. Contact attorney visits for federal prisoners must be approved by the U.S. Marshal's Service ahead of the visit.

9) Inmates will be permitted a visit with a bona fide member of the clergy or other professional as necessary. Time and date must be approved by and at the convenience of jail staff. Visits with clergy, attorney, or other professionals will not affect your normal visiting privileges.

10) Family members who happen to be members of the bar or members of the clergy, etc. cannot visit at times other than regular visiting hours by claiming attorney or clerical privilege unless they are the attorney of record.

11) Contact visits may be allowed under certain circumstances. All requests for contact visits must be submitted in writing to the Correctional Sgt. and must be approved by the Correctional Sgt. The request must include the reason for the contact visit. Requests for federal prisoners must be approved by the U.S. Marshal's Office.

12) All visitors are subject to search by correctional staff. Normally this will be done by use of a metal detection wand but may include a pat-down or frisk search. All visitors will also be checked for warrants and to verify they are not a respondent in an order of protection involving the inmate they are attempting to visit.

13) Visitors are not allowed to take anything, including but not limited to cell phones, photos, letters, pens, newspapers, magazines, etc. into the visiting area. Lockers are provided for personal items. If a visitor is found with anything during the visit, they can be permanently banned from visiting.

14) No one will be allowed to visit without producing a valid government-issued photographic identification. Photo ID's that can be purchased in a retail store or through the mail or internet are not acceptable.

15) Any visitor found to be wanted or found in possession of any illegal item(s) are subject to arrest.

16) Any visitor who is found to be the respondent or a protected person in any order of protection involving an inmate they are attempting to visit will be denied the visit and a report will be forwarded to the CO

17) People who have been booked into the Clinton County jail are prohibited from visiting inmates in our custody. This also applies to any visitors who have been incarcerated in any state prison or federal prison.

18) Prisoners may refuse a visit from any visitor for any reason.

19) All visits will be conducted in the visiting area and prisoner will be handcuffed to the counter.

20) All visitors must fill out a visitor registration form. The completed form will be given to jail personnel by the visitor and will be checked via LEADS and NCIC.

21) Inmates may receive only the following during visiting periods: 1. Funds – which may be deposited to inmate’s commissary accounts anytime using the Stellar kiosk in the jail building front lobby. This is available 24 hours per day. Cash, debit, and credit cards are accepted. A service charge applies. Funds may also be deposited through Click on “Commissary” and either log on with an existing account or create a new account. A valid e-mail address is required. A service charge applies.

22) Notes, letters, or other mail (including e-mail) will not be passed to an inmate from a visitor. The only exception is official forms that must be signed by the inmate. In those cases the correctional officer will have the inmate sign forms in the officer's presence and then return the forms to the visitor.

23) An inmate who has been sentenced to prison or is leaving the jail and wishes to release his property to a visitor may do so. A release form will be completed. The inmate, the visitor, and the releasing correctional officer will all sign the release form and a copy will be made for the inmate and a copy will be put in the inmate's booking folder.

24) All visitors under the age of 17 will be accompanied by an adult while visiting. If the minor is between 13 and 17 years old and the adult is not actually visiting the prisoner but is just accompanying the minor, then the adult does not count as one of the prisoner's visits for that week. However, both will still be logged in to visiting, must complete the visitor registration form and will be checked through LEADS/NCIC. If an inmate is being visited by a minor, both the inmate and the minor will be run through LEADS/NCIC to verify that the minor is not missing or wanted person or a protected person in any order of protection issued against the inmate.

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