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Updated on: August 31, 2022
Effingham County Jail
101 North 4th Street, Suite 101, Effingham, IL, 62401

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The Effingham County Jail is operated and ran by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department. The Effingham County Jail is a medium-security county facility that will house both adult male and adult female inmates from the county and other counties when needed.

Majority of the inmates who are in the Effingham County Jail are inmates who are waiting for their trial to begin, going through their trial, or inmates who have already been sentenced.

The Effingham County Jail will only house inmates who have two or years on their sentence.

Inmates in the Effingham County Jail will have the chance to have a work assignment if they are not enrolled in an academic program. A work assignment will allow an inmate to earn a little bit of money while they hold down a job within the Effingham County Jail.

Inmates who have a work assignment save the Effingham County taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

Effingham County Jail — General Information

Effingham County Jail, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 60 persons.
101 North 4th Street, Suite 101, Effingham, IL, 62401

Effingham County Sheriffs Department

Address: 101 North 4th Street, Effingham, Illinois, 62401

Phone: 217-342-2102

Email: [email protected]

Website: website

Need records about an inmate? Trying to locate information on them, but do not know where to begin?

The Effingham County Jail does have their inmate roster on the internet for you to search at your leisure.

The database is located here. You can search the database by the inmate’s name.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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All incoming and outgoing mail from the Effingham County Jail will be opened by a staff member and scanned. The only items that will not be scanned or opened not in front of an inmate is legal mail.

All mail being sent to the Effingham County Jail will need to have your return address and be mailed by the United States Postal Service.

Mail can be made out to the following address:


Inmate’s Cell Location and ID Number

Effingham County Jail

101 North 4th Street, Suite 101, Effingham, IL, 62401

Sending Money

The Effingham County Jail offers a few different ways you can send money to an inmate to help fund their account.

The first way is you can mail a money order to the above address. You will need to have the inmate’s full name along with their ID number on it.

If you are local to the Effingham County Jail you can always stop in and drop off the money order as well.

There is also a kiosk in the Effingham County Jail that you can use to deposit funds as well. This kiosk will accept credit card, debit card, and cash payments. Please note the kiosk will not accept $1 bills and does not make change as well.

If you do not live local, you can log onto smartdeposit.com to fund an inmate’s account. You will need to know the ID number of the inmate in order to put money on their books. Smartdeposit also charges a service fee that starts at $2.95.

The minimum amount you can put on with Smartdeposit is $5, and the maximum you can put on an inmate’s books is $200 a week.

Phone calls

The Effingham County Jail will permit the inmates to call home. These calls inmates will make are collect calls. Inmates will only be able to call individuals who have a landline. Cell phones cannot receive collect calls.

Inmates are limited to a 15-minute phone conversation to ensure that all inmates can make calls home to their loved ones.


Visitation in the Effingham County Jail is by appointment only. You will need to contact the Effingham County Jail to set up a visitation appointment.

All visitation is no-contact visit. You will be visiting an inmate through a video call. Make sure to bring your identification card to be permitted to the visitation room.

Visiting Hours

7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


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