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Hancock County Jail, Illinois, Inmate Roster, Visitation Rules

Updated on: March 15, 2024
Hancock County Jail
Location 98 Buchanan Street PO Box 66, Carthage, IL, 62321
Official Website

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The Hancock County Jail is a correctional facility for Adult inmates in Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois. This correction facility is physically situated at 98 Buchanan Street, , PO Box 66, Carthage, IL, 62321. It is a 43-bed facility.

Generally, this Hancock County detention center houses inmates awaiting bond and detainees serving brief sentences, usually a year or less. The Hancock County jail primarily houses Adult convicted of minor crimes, such as misdemeanor offenses. Those charged with felonies are typically transferred to maximum-security prison after trial. Hancock County facility occasionally houses immigrant detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Hancock County Sheriffs Office manages the Hancock County Jail. There are also more than 50 staff members and corrections officers responsible for the well-being of all offenders and visitors at the Hancock County detention center.

Most detainees are delivered daily. A significant number of individuals arriving at the Hancock County facility are presently or recently under the influence. They also arrive with injuries from assaults leading to their arrest. Some are mentally ill, with no place for the police to deliver them.

Inmate Search

If you believe your loved one is at Hancock County Jail, visit the Hancock County Sheriffs Office’s website. The website has the Hancock County inmate search tool which allows you to for offenders by entering their last names. Additionally, you can view offender data on the roster below. This roster contains the Hancock County detainee’s full name, gender, and age.

Alternatively, you can contact the Hancock County jail directly by phone at 217-357-2115 to inquire about the inmate’s status and location.

Visitations at Hancock County Jail

To schedule a visit to the Hancock County jail, you must complete a visitation form, which is available on the Hancock County Sheriffs Office website. Once your application is approved, you will receive the approved visitation schedule by email.

The visiting hours at the Hancock County Jail are as follows:

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

During the visit, you must show a valid government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or state ID, and comply with the Hancock County detention facility’s dress code and rules. The Hancock County Jail may deny visitation if you fail to meet these requirements.

To get more information about visitations, call the Hancock County detention facility at 217-357-2115.

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Hancock County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Hancock County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Address 98 Buchanan Street PO Box 66, Carthage, IL, 62321
Telephone carrier Securus Tech
Capacity 43
Facility Type Adult
City Carthage
Postal Code 62321
State Illinois
County Hancock County
Official Website

Hancock County Sheriffs Office

Address 98 Buchanan Street, Carthage, Illinois, 62321
Phone 217-357-2115
Fax 217-357-3035
Email [email protected]

Visiting Hours

Monday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


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