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Updated on: November 5, 2022
Hancock County Jail
98 Buchanan Street PO Box 66, Carthage, IL, 62321

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The Hancock County Jail is a medium-security county facility. The Hancock County Jail houses both male and female inmates.

Inmates in the Hancock County Jail either have just been arrested, going through the justice system, or have already been sentenced.

All inmates in the Hancock County Jail are adults. Juveniles are not housed here.

Hancock County Jail — General Information

Hancock County Jail, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 43 persons.
98 Buchanan Street PO Box 66, Carthage, IL, 62321

Hancock County Sheriffs Office

Address: 98 Buchanan Street, Carthage, Illinois, 62321

Phone: 217-357-2115

Fax: 217-357-3035

Email: [email protected]

Many of the county jails started putting their inmate rosters on the internet for the general public to search through on their own time.

However, the Hancock County Jail has not made their inmate roster available to the public.

If you are looking to either find someone in the Hancock County Jail or you are looking for information on one of their inmates, they are currently in custody of you, you will need to contact the Hancock County Jail directly.

You can also contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department with questions, comments, and concerns about any inmates in the Hancock County Jail. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for overseeing all operations that goes on in the Hancock County Jail.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Want to stay in touch with an inmate? The most cost-effective way to do so is to write them letters.

All outgoing and incoming mail will be thoroughly checked by a staff member at the Hancock County Jail prior to being hand-delivered to the inmate it is addressed to.

The staff members will be looking to ensure there is no contraband coming in or going out of the facility. Every piece of mail will also be read as well to ensure there is no talk of escape, incriminating evidence in your criminal case, or anything else of that nature.

You should refrain from using the following in your letters as well:

  • Usage of crayons

  • Drawings

  • Sexual Content

  • Staples

  • Stickers

  • Glitter

  • Lipstick

  • Perfume/Cologne

Sending Money

Inmates in the Hancock County Jail will need funds to purchase items from the commissary. The commissary is where inmates can purchase items such as the following:

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Sneakers

  • Clothing

  • Beverages

  • Snacks

  • Entertainment Items

You can come down to the Hancock County Jail and hand in a money order with the inmate’s full name, date of birth, and their identification number on it. The staff member can then deposit the funds into the inmate’s account, so the inmate can purchase what he or she needs from the commissary.

Phone calls

At the Hancock County Jail, you will have the chance to have the inmate call you. The inmate will only have the option to call collect. If you only have a cell phone, you will not be able to get these phone calls from the inmate.

Calling collect does not allow you to call cell phones. Inmates will, however, be allowed to get through people who still have a landline phone.

You, the receiver of the phone call will be responsible for any and all charges that are associated with the collect call. The Hancock County Jail takes no responsibility in any charges that may occur.


Looking to visit an inmate in the Hancock County Jail?

You will be happy to know that the Hancock County Jail has visitation on the following days and times:

All visitation here at the Hancock County Jail is through a glass partition. You will not have any physical contact with the inmate whatsoever.

For you to be permitted into the visitation area, you will need to have your government issued photo identification card on you. If you do not have a government issued photo identification card, you will not be permitted to visit at the Hancock County Jail.

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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