What rules and regulations does the Madison County Jail have to follow?
The Madison County Jail is operated under the guidelines of the State of Illinois Department of Corrections, located at 1301 Concordia Court, Springfield, IL. 62702.
How does an inmate know what the rules of the jail are?
Upon entry into the jail, all inmates are given a copy of the jail rules and regulations.
Are there any materials that an inmate is not allowed to have?
Pornographic and or explicit materials of any kind are not allowed in the Jail.
Can I call the jail to have a message given to an inmate?
Messages from outside of the Jail will not be relayed to an inmate unless they are of an emergency nature and can be confirmed. This includes telephone messages.
Can I find out an inmate's charge and bond by calling?
An automated phone system has been installed to give you that information and more.
The number to call is (618) 692-1064.
Can an inmate have a contact visit?
Contact visitation is not allowed in this facility with the exception of the lawyer representing the inmate or individuals assigned by the courts.
Does an inmate get to make phone calls?
Telephones are provided in the cellblocks.
Is there any educational opportunity available for an inmate?
G.E.D. classes are provided within this facility. To be considered for these classes a request must be submitted in writing to any Jail Officer.
Are church services available for inmates?
Non-denominational church services are provided within this facility on Saturday and Sunday. Request to attend must be in writing. Other clergy may visit in the public visiting room time permitting.
Can an inmate purchase personal items in the jail?
Items for personal use must be purchased through the jail commissary system.
Is a commissary available to inmates and how much can they spend?
Commissary will be conducted 1 time a week with a spending limit of $25.00 per week.
How much money can an inmate have on his account while in jail?
Total amount of money on inmate's books at any given time cannot exceed $50.00.
Can one inmate give money to another inmate while in jail?
Money will not be transferred from one inmate's account to another inmates account.