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Clinton Co Jail Visitation Center

County Jail

Last Updated: June 03,2024


Visitation Hours

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 618-594-4556 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

General Visitation Information

Clinton County IL Jail - Visitation

ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE CLINTON COUNTY JAIL BUILDING ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH. THIS INCLUDES ALL PERSONS VISITING PRISONERS OR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL.

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 www.jailatm.com. 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.

Visiting Inmates at Clinton County IL Jail

All Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility.

The public may visit no more than one time per week, Monday through Saturday at this Carlyle IL location. Visitors must sign inat least 15 minutes before their scheduled visits. If you schedule a visit and don't show up or show up late, you will not be allowed to visit the rest of that week, including Saturday. If a visit on Saturday is scheduled, and the visitor does not show up or shows up late, they will not be allowed to visit until the following Saturday. Repeated late arrival or no-show violations may result in longer suspension of visiting privileges. Inmates are allowed no more than one (1) visit per day. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, unless they are visiting a parent. Unaccompanied minors (under age 18) visiting a parent must present a copy of their birth certificate. Children must remain with the parent at all times during the visit. All visitors must have acceptable identification. This includes a drivers license with picture identification, military ID, or other verifiable picture ID. Three (3) pieces of non-picture ID may substitute for picture ID.

No mail or messages for inmates will be accepted. Mail must go through the U.S. Mail. Visitors may only visit the inmate they have signed up to visit. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit. Inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity, will not be permitted. No weapons will be permitted. All other items listed in the jail lobby are prohibited. There is a maximum of four (4) visitors per booth, including children, and the door must remain closed.

All visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts. Restrictions on attire or appearance include: No miniskirts or similar attire; no low-cut or revealing necklines; no attire with obscene or offensive language; and no persons with a bare midriff will be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot bring items into the visiting area including weapons of any kind, purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, food, drink, gum, baby bottles, pictures, books, toys, writing utensils, strollers or carriers, cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices.

Violation of the above restrictions may cause the visit to be cancelled or terminated, and visiting privileges may be suspended by the Clinton Sheriffs Department. The on-duty supervisor may cancel visits without notice due to circumstances within the jail.

Visitation Rules

County - Rules by type

The Clinton County IL Jail, located in Carlyle, IL, plays a crucial role in facilitating successful offender reintegration into the community, a cornerstone of effective crime control strategies. With a focus on rehabilitation and community engagement, the center aims to support individuals as they transition from incarceration back into society. However, this process is governed by a multitude of rules and regulations that visitors must adhere to, ensuring the safety and security of all involved parties.

Visitors to the prison must navigate a complex set of guidelines regarding identification, conduct, and the items they can bring during visits. These rules are in place to maintain order within the facility and to protect both visitors and inmates. For example, visitors are required to present proper forms of identification upon arrival, such as a driver's license or government-issued ID card. This helps to verify their identity and ensure that they are authorized to visit the inmate.

Furthermore, visitors must adhere to strict rules regarding their conduct while inside the facility. Disruptive behavior, the use of loud or obscene language, or engaging in any form of sexual behavior can result in the termination of the visit and may lead to further consequences. Additionally, visitors are prohibited from bringing certain items into the visiting room, including cell phones, cameras, and weapons. These restrictions help to maintain the safety and security of the facility and prevent any unauthorized items from entering the prison.

In addition to these general rules, there are specific guidelines that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with children must ensure that they are supervised at all times and that they do not engage in any inappropriate behavior while inside the facility. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Another important aspect of visiting a prison is understanding the limitations and restrictions that may apply to certain individuals. For example, individuals who have previously been incarcerated, are currently under probation or parole supervision, or are victims of the inmate are typically not permitted to visit. Likewise, individuals who have had their visiting privileges suspended or who have an active protection from abuse (PFA) order against them are also prohibited from visiting the inmate.

Despite these restrictions, there are procedures in place for individuals who wish to visit an inmate but are not permitted under normal circumstances. Inmates can initiate a request to have a prohibited visitor added to their visiting list, and a recommendation from the inmate's unit team may allow the visitor to be approved by the facility manager or designee. However, reinstatement of visiting privileges is not guaranteed, and individuals whose visiting privileges have been suspended must write to the appropriate facility manager seeking reinstatement.

Upon arrival at the prison, visitors are subject to a thorough screening process to ensure that they do not bring any contraband into the facility. This includes a search of their person, their belongings, and their vehicle. Visitors must also pass through a metal detector and may be subject to additional screening measures, such as drug screenings conducted by dogs or special devices. Failure to pass these screenings can result in the denial of the visit and may lead to further consequences.

Once inside the visiting room, visitors must continue to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the prison. This includes refraining from conversing with other inmates or their guests, as well as following any specific instructions given by the visiting room officers. Visitors are also responsible for keeping control of their children and ensuring that they do not engage in any disruptive behavior.

In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific rules that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with infants must adhere to guidelines regarding the types and amounts of baby items they can bring into the visiting room. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Overall, visiting a prison requires careful adherence to a complex set of rules and regulations designed to maintain order and security within the facility. By understanding and following these guidelines, visitors can help to ensure a safe and positive experience for themselves, the inmates, and the staff.