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Updated on: May 15, 2024

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About Fayette County Jail

The Fayette County Jail is located in Vandalia, Illinois. There are female and male inmates at this jail. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Fayette County Jail.

The facility serves all the cities that are in Fayette County. There they have inmates serving time, awaiting trial, or waiting for sentencing. 

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Fayette County Jail
Facility Name
Fayette County Jail
Facility Type
County Jail
221 South 7th, Vandalia, IL, 62471
[email protected]
Security Level
Postal Code
Fayette County
Official Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • 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
  • Holiday Closed

Fayette County Sheriffs Department

Chris Smith
221 South 7th Street, Vandalia, Illinois, 62471
[email protected]

Inmate Search

Finding an inmate in the Fayette County Jail is very simple. You won't have to search for the correct phone number, be on hold and transferred from officer to officer.

From the comfort of your own home on your mobile device or computer, you can do an inmate search.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Fayette County Jail. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all the inmates currently in their custody is a big responsibility. That is what the Fayette County Sheriff's Department does.

These records are available to the general public by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. By going on to this website you can find the Fayette County inmate search Fayette County Sheriff’s Department official website.

This database can be searched by the list of information below:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Race
  • Sex
  • CID Number

You will see a list of the inmate's that fit the criteria when you do a successful search. You will see the following information once you click on the inmate's personal profile..

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Charges
  • Ses
  • Race
  • CID Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Mugshot

You will want to call the Fayette County Jail at 618-283-2141 if you do not find the information you are looking for.

Sending a Mail

At the Fayette County Jail inmates can receive written letters from their friends and family. These letters must be 12”x16” or smaller.

Inmates cannot receive a number of things through the mail which incudes stamps, writing paper, pencils, pens and envelopes. Through the commissary these items are available for the inmates to purchase. These items will be disposed if they are sent to an inmate.

Inmates can receive up to ten 4"x6" unframed photographs. However these photographs cannot be Polaroids.

Inmates can receive paperback books, newspapers, and magazines. These items are required to be sent directly to the jail from the publisher or bookstore. All books will need to be paperback and brand new. Hardcover and used books are not permitted.

In Fayette County Jail the mailing address for inmates is the following:

Inmate Name, Inmate ID #
Fayette County Jail
221 South 7th, Vandalia, IL, 62471

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Sending Money

While inmates are in the Fayette County Jail they will need money to make purchases through the commissary. 

You will need to make an Access Corrections account.  to send an inmate money. By using your debit or your credit card you can make deposits online.

Using the following phone number 618-283-2141 you can deposit money. By using your debit or credit card you can deposit again.

There is a kiosk that is available in the jail lobby that you can use . The kiosk accepts credit and debit cards as well as cash payments.

At this site you can find a location to deposit money also. They accept debit, and credit card, as well as cash payments.

You can also send a cashier’s check or money order to the jail directly. You are not allowed to drop off the money at the jail anymore. Here is the address below to send your cashier's check or money order:

Fayette County Sheriff's Office Detention Bureau
221 South 7th, Vandalia, IL, 62471

Phone Calls

Inmates at Fayette County Jail are able to make free phone calls when they are in the booking process. There is a telephone supplied in every cell. The inmates can use their telephone to call to arrange bail, call their legal counsel and to call home. All local calls are free. Inmates will be required to make a collect call for any long distance phone calls.

All calls will be collect calls when inmates are in general population. Inmates can only call those who possess a landline. You will not be able to receive a collect call from a cell phone. The individual receiving the collect call is responsible for any charges from the collect call.

Three-way calls, call forwarding and other calling features are not permitted for the inmates. The call will be terminated immediately if an inmate is found using these features. Disciplinary action will be taken against the inmate.

Visiting Rules

In the Fayette County Jail the inmates can receive visitors. Thirty minutes before visiting hours begin visitors need to sign up. After 8:30pm there will be no visitors allowed. 

Visitors can't be previous Fayette County Jail inmates within the last 6 months.

One 30-minute visit every day is permitted for every inmate in good standing. The visit can include 2 adults and 2 children. Children are considered under the age of 17. During the visit all children will be required to stay with their legal guardian. 

Inmates at Fayette County Jail can't have more than 3 visits per calendar week. Law enforcement, attorney or professional visits do not include these visits.

Fayette County Prison Statistics

Fayette County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for State Jail 1
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 10
Jail Population Held for ICE -
Jail Population Held for State Prison -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -

Fayette County Jail Admissions By Race

White Jail Population 48
Native Jail Population -
Black Jail Population 10
Asian Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 2

Fayette County Jail Admissions

Female Jail Population 15
Male Jail Population 45
Total Jail Population 55
Total Jail Admissions 1,422

Fayette County Pretrial Jail Population

Male Pretrial Jail Population 7
Female Pretrial Jail Population 10
Pretrial Jail Population 52

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