In 1989 the Law Enforcement Center was constructed and the jail is located on the second floor.  When it opened it housed approximately 195 inmates.  In 2001 the Bivens Whitten Juvenile Detention Center was closed and in 2006 the building was remodeled to house adult prisoners.  With the remodeling the current jail now houses 425 inmates.  New technology in the jail includes digital video recording of 215 cameras and video visitation.  The new cameras throughout the jail ensure better security for inmates, staff and visitors.

Prior to 1989 the Macon County Jail was located above the Macon County Courthouse.  It housed approximately 80 inmates.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates, either by staff members or other inmates. Inmates have the right to be free from sexual abuse, from sexual harassment and from retaliation for reporting such incidents.  For more information regarding PREA-Prison Rape Elimination Act click here and 2021 PREA Audit Report click here.

The Illinois Department of Corrections has completed an inspection of the Macon County Jail on February 26th, 2020.  Click here for the 2021 IDOC Inspection Report
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All visits must be scheduled in advance, click the below Securus link to schedule.

On Site Video Visitation Hours
These are available seven days a week.
8:20am to 1:20pm and 3:20pm to 6:40pm

Online Video Visitation Hours
These are available seven days a week.
7:20am to 1:20pm and 3:20pm to 9:20pm
Macon County Jail Visiting hours are as follows:
All visits must be scheduled in advance, click the below Securus link to schedule.
On Site Video Visitation Hours
These are available seven days a week.
8:20am to 1:20pm and 3:20pm to 8:20pm

Online Video Visitation Hours
These are available seven days a week.
7:20am to 1:20pm and 3:20pm to 9:20pm
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Macon County Jail Visitation Lobby
Macon County Jail Video Visitation
Online Video Visitation is available, click the below link to schedule a visit.
https://securustech.net/facilities-and-pricing/-/asset_publisher/oBC88rqvvSp0/content/macon-county-jail
 
The Visitation Lobby will be closed on the following holidays; Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
The Visitation Lobby may also close due to inclement weather or due to other emergency situations that arise.
VISITORS MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING RULES:

1.  Visitor MUST be on the inmate's visitation list in order to visit.
2.  All visitors are required to sign in and provide proper identification including address. (I.E.: Drivers License, State ID).
3.  All identification must be readable by jail staff.  Damaged identification cards will not be accepted.
4.  Visitors must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a legal guardian.
5.  Two adults or one adult and two children will be allowed to visit at one time.  No more than two children are permitted.
6.  Adults must control children while in visitation, failure will result in your visit being terminated.
7.  No Visitor appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be permitted to visit.
8.  Your visit may be monitored and recorded.
9.  Proper attire must be worn for visits.
No revealing attire such as mini-skirts, low cut shirts, bikini tops, see through or otherwise offensive  clothing will be permitted. Not withstanding the above, if Jail staff determines your attire is not appropriate you may be asked to leave and return in proper attire.
10. Visits may be immediately terminated by jail staff for violating any of the above rules without notice and the visitor may be banned from future visits, as determined by the administration.


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Macon County Sheriff's Office accepts credit and debit card payments. Bond is accepted on site 24/7 (some fees may apply).  Payments can be made with a major credit, debit or pre-paid debit card, Including:




CURRENT INMATE INFORMATION

This page will provide bail amount and court information for inmates currently in custody.
The fastest way to send money to an inmate in Macon County Jail.
SECURE DEPOSITS

Internet Deposits
www.jailatm.com
Cash, Credit or Debit Card at the Jail is also accepted
Property left by inmates who have been transferred to IDOC or another facility must be picked up in 30 days.