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Updated on: May 16, 2024

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There has always been a Carbondale Jail since 1915. This is when the first and original Carbondale Jail opened its doors. This Carbondale Jail was situated on the top floor of the old Carbondale courthouse.

However, the Carbondale Jail that is in operation now was replacing the original jail. The Carbondale Jail officially opened its doors back in June of 1979.

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Carbondale Jail
Facility Name
Carbondale Jail
Facility Type
City Jail
501 South Washington Street, Carbondale, IL, 62901
[email protected]
Security Level
Postal Code
Jackson County
Official Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Monday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Inmate Search

Not many city jails keep their inmate rosters online for the general public to search through. However, the Carbondale Jail since it is not as short-term as some of the other city jails throughout the United States has their inmate roster available on the web.

You can search through the database by the inmate’s first and last name. If you feel this information is not the most up to date information, you can call the Carbondale Jail and ask them.

Sending a Mail

You are more than welcome to send an inmate in the Carbondale Jail a handwritten letter. Handwritten letters are encouraged. It is a great moral booster for inmates who need that little bit of a pick me up.

You should always know that your letter before it is given to the inmate is examined and inspected by the prison staff at the Carbondale Jail.

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Sending Money

Inmates at the Carbondale Jail will need money to be able to purchase items from the canteen in facility or put money on their phone account.

You can send a money order to the Carbondale Jail with the inmate’s name. You can also go to the lobby and leave money order with the correctional officers there as well, if you live local.

You will need to keep in mind that funds will take one to three days before they will be processed into the inmate’s account.

Phone Calls

Inmates at the Carbondale Jail have the option to call home, if they choose to. Inmates will have the option to call collect or use Securus Technologies.

Collect calls are great if an inmate does not have money on their books and they need to get in contact with someone.

However, Securus Technologies allows inmates to call anyone despite if they have a cell phone or a landline. The Securus Technologies allows inmates to either pay monthly or prepay.

Visiting Rules

When it comes to visitation here at eth Carbondale Jail, you will find that it is not like other city jails.

The Carbondale Jail solely does video visitation through Securus Technologies. These visitations are non-contact visitation. The Carbondale Jail does not have contact visitation.

You can do a 20-minute-long video visit in the lobby for no fee. You will need to schedule your visiting minimum of 24 hours in advance. You can do these visits from home or from the Carbondale Jail. Inmates are permitted 2 visits per calendar week.

Visitation schedule is as follows:


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