Detention Center Policies and
bond is set by the Court it can be posted at anytime of
the day or night at the Richland County Detention
Bond can be posted with cash, certified check, or credit
card. No personal checks are accepted.
If posting bond with cash the person posting the cash bond
must take the exact amount to the Detention Center.
The Detention Center does not keep cash on hand and is unable to make change.
If posting bond with a certified
check, the check should be made payable to the RICHLAND
COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK.
Persons may also post bond for a
Detainee with any major credit card, although there is
an additional fee for this service. The person
posting the credit card bond does not need to be present
at the Detention Center to post a bond for a Detainee.
Persons posting bond for a Detainee
will be given a receipt. Detainees being released
from Jail will be given a date for their next appearance
in court if applicable.
Any questions about the bonding process can be directed to
the Corrections Staff at the Richland County Detention
Center by calling 618-395-7481.
Detainees in custody will be taken to court only when
the court advises the Correctional Staff to do so, this
may or may not be at the time the court has previously
scheduled. The Correctional Staff does not
schedule court appearances. Some Detainees will
attend court by way of closed circuit television in the
Detention Center. Detainees taken to the
courthouse will be escorted by a Correctional Officer
and will not be allowed contact with family or friends.
Detainee / Family Visits
All visitors must present a photo ID to the Correctional
Staff if requested.
Detainees must be in custody for
72 hours before they are allowed a visit.
Female Detainee visiting hours are each Wednesday and
Saturday from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
Male Detainee visiting hours are each Wednesday and Saturday
from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
Detainees are allowed one visit each
calendar week. The week begins on Sunday. Each visit will
be a minimum of 20 minutes.
Persons under the age of 17 will not be allowed to visit with
a Detainee unless they are accompanied and in the
presence of an adult that meets the requirements of the
All visits are on a first come first serve basis. Visiting is
a privilege and can be denied for poor behavior.
No person will be allowed to visit a
Detainee unless they are a family member as defined
Brother / Sister
Step Brother / Sister
Aunt / Uncle
Legal Guardian of Minor Child
(Only when accompanying the minor child of the
All regular mail going to or coming
from a Detainee of the Richland County Detention Center
will be inspected for contraband and / or inappropriate
content. All mail that is found to contain
contraband, inappropriate content, or any item not
allowed will be returned to the sender. No mail will be edited or destroyed.
Writing materials and stamps may be purchased by the
Detainee from the Jail's commissary. Detainees may not
receive packages, stamps, or photographs by mail.
To write a Detainee place the Detainee's name on the
envelope and mail it to:
211 W. Market Street, Olney, IL 62450.
Detainee Personal Items
Personal items accepted for
Detainees from the free community will be limited to the
following, money, legal papers, prescription medication,
and medical devices.
NO OTHER ITEMS WILL BE
ACCEPTED INTO THE JAIL FROM THE PUBLIC.
Money must be in the form of a
money order or cashiers check made payable to the
detainee. Money orders can be accepted through the
front door only during the Detainees first 24 hours of
incarceration after 24 hours all money orders must be
sent through the U.S. mail. Prescription Medication must be in the
original Pharmacy container with the proper label
attached, and the Detainees name. All medication
that is accepted will be checked to ensure its content
before it is dispensed to the detainee.
Those Detainees with money
available may purchase items from our Commissary Menu
once per week. The Commissary Menu includes over
200 items such as Drinks, Candy, Snacks, Games,
Clothing, and Personal Hygiene items. Twenty (20)
minute prepaid calling cards may be purchased one time
each day by the Detainees in custody, each calling card
cost $10.00 and can be used for 15 minutes. Calling cards purchased outside the
Jail by family or friends will not be accepted and will
not work with the Detainee phone system in the Jail.
Communication with Detainees
Staff will not deliver messages to a Detainee in custody
unless it is an emergency. Communications between
Detainees within the Jail is not allowed. Anyone
wishing to communicate with a Detainee can do so by the
Persons Sentenced to the Illinois
Department of Corrections
All Adult Male Detainees that are
sentenced by the court to serve time in the
Illinois Department of Corrections will be transported
Graham Correctional Facility
R.R. 1 Highway 185
Hillsboro, IL. 62049
All Adult Female Detainees that are sentenced by the
court to serve time in the
Illinois Department of Corrections will be transported
Dwight Correctional Facility
23813 E. 3200 North Road
Dwight, IL. 60420
All Detainees transported to the Illinois Department of
will only be allowed to take the following items with
Commissary money on their account
Eye glasses / False teeth
Personal Addresses and Phone Numbers
you wish to find more information
on a family member or friend who is in the custody of
the Illinois Department of Corrections. You can
click on the link below then click on the Inmate Search
tab on the left side of IDOC's home page.