Clinton County IL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 21, 2024
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.

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When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Clinton 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 Clinton Co Jail, located at 810 Franklin St in Carlyle, IL, is a secure detention center operated by the Clinton 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 Carlyle 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.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Appeals to classification must be submitted in writing within ten days, explaining any perceived inaccuracies. A written response will follow. Classifications are reviewed periodically, considering changes in charges or behavior. 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. Notices are issued for reclassification, and appeals follow the same procedure as initial classifications. 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.

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. Prisons and jails enforce 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.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can reduce sentences by one day for every 24 hours of work. Inmate workers receive double feeding trays and two mattresses. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, orders may be doubled. Indigent inmates must miss two commissary days to receive a weekly indigent pack containing basic hygiene items, and indigent mail is stamped only for the Attorney of Record or the Court. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee.

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.

Clinton County IL Jail - Inmate Rules

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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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