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Updated on: August 15, 2021
Marion County Jail
204 North Washington, Salem, IL, 62881

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First and foremost, the Marion County Jail has been around since 1845. Since the first day of operation at the Marion County Jail, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department was the agency involved in managing and overseeing the daily operation.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department was first established around the late 1700s and was in the same location until they built the new sheriff’s department and included the Marion County Jail.

The Marion County Jail was in constant operation from the time it was built in 1845 to 1971. The Marion County Jail closed its doors until the mid-1980s.

Marion County Jail — General Information

Marion County Jail, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 120 persons.
204 North Washington, Salem, IL, 62881

Marion County Sheriff / Marion County Jail

Address: 204 North Washington Street, Salem, Illinois, 62881

Phone: 618-548-2141

Email: [email protected]

Marion County Jail does not have their inmate roster available to the public.

If you wanted to find out information on an inmate, you always had to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office directly for information.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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You can send and receive letters from inmates. All incoming and outgoing mail are always carefully examined by a staff member that works at the Marion County Jail to ensure the mail does not have contraband or other content it should not have.

Sending Money

You can send inmates money through the mail using a money order, if you do not live local.

If you are local to the Marion County Jail, you can come down to the facility with your money order. This is the only way besides mailing a money order, how you can put money on the inmate’s books.

This method can take a few business days before the money can be officially deposited into the inmate’s account.

Phone calls

Inmates at the Marion County Jail are permitted to use the telephones daily, but the inmates can only make collect calls.

Collect calls can only be made to individuals who have a landline and not a cell phone. Also, the receiver of the call has to pay the fees that incurred with receiving a collect call as well.


You can visit an inmate at the Marion County Jail, but you need to bring your government issued identification card to be permitted to the visitation room.

Those under the age of 16 years, need to be accompanied by their legal guardian.

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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