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Henry County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division


(309) 937-3940


The Henry County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division is responsible for keeping in safe and secure custody all criminal suspects and persons convicted of crimes in Henry County who receive jail sentences. A new Jail and Court Services Courthouse Addition was completed in 1999.


The Corrections Division consists of Correctional Officers organized under a Jail Administrator who is appointed by the Sheriff. There is also an Assistant Jail Administrator and four Corporals. In addition to local inmates, the jail staff also supervises inmates from other agencies who are here for temporary housing. Housing of outside inmates is become a major source of revenue for Henry County.

Correctional Officers' duties include supervision of jail inmates, security of the jail facility itself, transportation of inmates to and from court appearances, medical offices, and other appointments, and insuring the safety of both inmates and staff. Correctional Officers also are available to assist the public and can file reports on minor incidents such as vehicle/deer accidents, minor thefts, and telephone harassment.


General Rules Regarding Inmates

All persons incarcerated at the Henry County Jail receive a copy of the Inmate Rules and Regulations. Inmates are responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations and failure to do so can result in disciplinary action. The full Inmate Rules and Regulations is too extensive to reproduce here. What follows is general in nature.


All inmates and all areas of the jail are subject to search at any time


Everyone entering the secure area of the jail is subject to search of their person or any article in their possession


The Henry County Jail is a tobacco free/non-smoking facility

We do not discuss housing, medical commissary or disciplinary issues with friends and family



Bonding an inmate out of jail

Inmates can be bonded out 24hrs a day 7 days a week. Call the jail for more information when wanting to post bond. 

There is a $14.00 take bond fee for every bond posted. 

Property for Inmates


No personal property is allowed into the jail except property which is on the person when admitted to the jail


Money can be added to an inmates commissary account by going to JAILATM.COM or by using the atm that is in our visitation lobby from 8am to 8pm.




The jail operates a commissary through which inmates can purchase personal care items, snacks, and other various items



There is no limit on the amount of mail, provided it is orderly and not excessive



Magazines, books, internet printouts, newspaper clippings and whites are not allowed. 



Prescription medication is accepted only in the first 72 hrs of incarceration and if current and in original container



Prescription eye glasses and contacts are accepted, with prior approval. NO SUNGLASSES



Limits apply to the amounts of other items an inmate can have, contact the jail for information on limits before trying to mail any other item to an inmate


The inmate's mailing address is as follows

Inmate Name

311 W. Center St.

Cambridge, IL 61238


 You must have your complete name and return address on the envelope.

Any incoming mail that does not have the complete name and return address will be returned.


All items received through the mail are subject to inspection for contraband. Any item that is determined to be contraband will be returned.

All property and clothing must be picked up from the jail upon an inmate's release or transfer to another facility. Any items left after 30 days will be disposed of. Food items will be disposed of after 3 days.


Contact with Inmates


Inmates can use phones in their cell blocks normally between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily, however this is a priviledge that can be suspended at anytime 


Inmates are only allowed outgoing calls and they are collect only, no credit card or 800 #'s. Debit time may be purchased by the inmate from the jail commissary


Inmates may be allowed an outgoing call at time of admission and at certain other specified times


No incoming calls or messages are accepted for inmates


Release time is normally around 10:00 AM, but may be anytime within the 24 hour span of the inmates release date


Jail Chaplain

The Henry County Jail Chaplain is available to inmates during regularly scheduled hours. A non-denominational church service is held every Sunday afternoon, and a mid-week service is held on Thursday nights from 8-10 PM. The Jail Chaplain is Rodney Weber of Geneseo, and he is assisted by several volunteers. Chaplain Weber has received the Harry Denman Award of Evangelism for a Layman from the United Methodist Church.  





The link for video visitation is  

If you have questions about visitation call 1-800-844-6591




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