Opened since 1984, Adams County Jail is a medium-security detention center located in Quincy, Illinois. This facility was originally designed to house a total of 120 inmates, but by 2004, the Adams County Jail experienced over a 240% increase in the average daily population for the facility and needed to expand.
Currently, 40 Corrections Deputies, 5 Corrections Sergeants, and 1 Lieutenant are responsible for providing safe and secure housing for inmates being held in the custody of the Adams County Jail.
Adams County Jail offers a Jail Alternatives Program which offers alternative programs to qualifying inmates. Such alternatives include Work Release, Community Service, and Electronic Home Monitoring.
To search for an inmate housed at Adams County Jail, click here This report lists the names and basic information of each inmate and is updated every 15 minutes.
Send a Mail/Package
Inmates at Adams County Jail may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender.
If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.
When addressing the envelope to an inmate, use the following format:
Name of the Inmate
C/O Adams County Jail
521 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL, 62301
Magazines and books may be sent to an inmate if they are directly from the publisher. Inmates are not allowed to be mailed packages, although family and friends can order them items and goods through iCare.
The Adams County Jail accepts money for inmates 24 hours a day via the kiosk in the jail lobby. The kiosk accepts cash and credit/debit cards. Money orders will be accepted through the mail. All money orders must be made out to "Adams County Jail". Money can also be sent to the inmate’s account online using JPay services.
The Adams County Jail does not accept personal checks for inmates.
Inmates are allowed to make outgoing calls using the phone system, SECURUS Technologies. All of the calls are prepaid, and you can add funds to your inmate’s account anytime. If you have questions about setting up an account, you can call Adams County Jail at 217-277-2200.
Visitation occurs via video from the visitor’s home/device or in the lobby of the Adams County Community Justice Center which is located at 521 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL, 62301. Inmates are usually allowed one 40-minute visits per week. Each inmate may have two visitors at a time.
ONSITE video visitation:
Once per week per inmate
You can schedule an appointment online or at the Adams County Jail lobby
Minors (under 18 years of age) must be supervised by an approved adult during the entire duration of the visit.
Anyone appearing to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be allowed to visit
All visitors must wear appropriate clothing including shoes and shirts.
Jail staff may refuse a visit due to inappropriate dress or conduct while visiting
To be eligible for an OFFSITE video visitation you must: