Ford County Jail, IL Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: May 5, 2020
Ford County Jail

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Built-in 2003, the Ford County Jail is a medium-security detention center located in Paxton, Illinois. This facility currently has a capacity of 68 inmates. The Ford County Jail’s mission is to keep the public safe through custody and control of inmates while maintaining a safe, humane, and secure environment for inmates, staff, and the community.

Ford County Jail provides its inmates basic services including meals, medical and mental health care, clothing and linens, laundry, visitation, mail and telephone privileges, recreation, religious programs, and access to courts and attorneys.

Ford County Jail operations are overseen by Jail Captain. The other roles at this facility include four Sergeants, 22 full-time jailers, and five part-time jailers.

Ford County Jail - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Ford County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    235 North American, Paxton, IL, 60957

  • Phone

    217-379-2324

  • Capacity

    68

  • City

    Paxton

  • Postal Code

    60957

  • State

    Illinois

  • Country

    Ford County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Ford County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    235 North American, Paxton, IL, 60957

  • Phone

    217-379-2324

  • Capacity

    68

  • Country

    Ford County

Crawford County Sheriff / Crawford County Jail

  • Address

    203 South Jefferson Street, Robinson, Illinois, 62454

  • Phone

    618-546-1515

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Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

If you are looking for an inmate who is serving time at Ford County Jail, search for him or her on this link which is provided by the Ford County Sheriff’s Department. When you find the inmate you are looking for, click on his or her name, and you will see the information you are looking for.

Send a Mail/Package

Inmates at Ford 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.

Inmate mail can be addressed as follows:

Inmate Name
C/O Ford County Jail
235 North American, Paxton, IL, 60957

Photos may be sent to inmates, but they will be checked to make sure they do not contain nudity, violence, or are gang-related. Hand-drawn pictures from children are allowed, but they must not contain with glitter, glue or tape.

Magazines and books are not allowed to be sent to inmates, with the exception of religious material.

Sending Money

You can send money to an inmate in Ford County Jail via a money order. Make sure it is made out to the inmate and you can either drop it off at the jail or send it through the mail. Money can also be deposited to the inmate’s account in person with either cash or a credit card by the use of the kiosk located in the jail lobby. There is a fee of $2.50 per transaction.

Commissary

More than likely, inmates will apply money they receive to their commissary account. Commissary is a jail “store” that sells snacks, candy, playing cards, board games, hygiene products, and more.

Inmates at Ford County Jail are given three meals a day, but they also are allowed to purchase snacks and drinks from the commissary if they have money available on their account.

Phone Calls

Inmates booked into the Ford County Jail have access to payphones managed by Paytel Communications from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls.

If you have problems receiving calls from the Jail, contact 217-379-2324.

Visitation Rules

Visitation at Ford County Jail is Monday through Friday 9 AM-6 PM.

Visitors must be on the inmate’s requested visitation sheet and have a valid state-issued ID (minors excluded) or a valid United States Passport. Visits are held in a small room that has about five telephones, which inmates and visitors talk into and see each other through a glass window. All visitations are monitored by staff.

Here are some other things to remember:

  • No cell phones are allowed during the visit to Ford County Jail.

  • No visitors can be added to the visitation the day of visitation.

  • You must schedule your visits 24 hours in advance.

  • Visitation is Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm.

  • Visits can also be set up by video.

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday
    7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Sunday
    7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Directions

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