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Updated on: April 25, 2023

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About Pope County Jail

The Pope County Jail is located in Golconda, Illinois. The Pope County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Pope County Jail. 

The Pope County Jail made up of several facilities.

These facilities are different from one another. All of these buildings are responsible for detaining different kinds of inmates. In the buildings at the Pope County Jail, the number of inmates varies.

While being economical the mission of the Pope County Jail is to supply the inmates with all the tools they need. 

In the way, the Pope County Jail operates it surpasses national and state standards.

Pope County Jail
Facility Name
Pope County Jail
Facility Type
County Jail
216 East Decatur Street, Golconda, IL, 62938
[email protected]
Security Level
Postal Code
Pope County

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

Pope County Sheriffs Department

Jerry Suits
216 Decatur Street, Golconda, Illinois, 62938
[email protected]

Inmate Search

The Pope County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Pope County Jail. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Pope County Jail does.

The Pope County Jail has its jail roster open to the general public by the Pope County Sheriff's Department with their current arrests. This database can be found on the Pope County Sheriff’s Department official website.

The Pope County Jail roster is set up in alphabetical order. You will need to keep scrolling until you find the inmate’s full name.

You will click on the inmate's name when you see it. When doing a successful inmate search you will see the information listed below:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Booking Date
  • Booking Time
  • Release Time
  • Release Date
  • Mugshots
  • Street Address
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Arresting Officer
  • Arresting Agency
  • Charges

However, you will only be able to see the charges they were convicted of. You will not be able to see the inmate’s histories.

Sending a Mail

Inmates in the Pope County Jail can receive written letters from their family and friends. These letters will be checked by jail staff upon arrival for safety issues. After the staff examines all the mail, they will pass them out to the correct inmates. 

When sending items to the prison along with your letters, there are a lot of things you should refrain from sending. Such as the following: 

  • Glitter
  • Stamps
  • Plastic
  • Confetti
  • Metal
  • Ribbons
  • String
  • Gang Related Items
  • Polaroids
  • Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
  • Perfume
  • Writing Paper
  • Pens
  • Pencil
  • Envelopes
  • Music Cards
  • No photographs larger than 5x7”

Inmates in the Pope County Jail can also receive books, magazines, and newspapers. The books, magazines, and newspapers will need to be delivered directly to the prison from the bookstore or publisher. All incoming books will be required to be paperback. All hardcover books are prohibited. If a hardcover book is sent, it will be sent back to the sender. Keep in mind that all books will need to be new too. Used books are not permitted. 

The mailing address for inmates in the Pope County Jail is: 

Inmate Name
216 East Decatur Street, Golconda, IL, 62938

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Sending Money

The Pope County Jail inmates will need funds to buy things from the commissary. If you would like to deposit funds into an inmate’s account, you can send a postal money order straight to the Pope County Jail. Make sure you make the money order payable to the inmate. 

You can drop off the money orders or cashier’s checks at the jail as well or you can mail them to the jail at the address listed below: 

Pope County Jail
216 East Decatur Street, Golconda, IL, 62938

You will need to make sure you have a return address on the envelope if you decide to mail the postal money order. It will take several days for the money orders to be deposited into the inmate’s bank account. 

You can also use the kiosk in the Pope County Jail lobby which is available for deposits 7 days a week. The kiosk takes credit cards, debit cards and cash. However, there is a processing fee of $3.

Phone Calls

The Pope County Jail inmates are allowed to make phone calls to their family and friends. Incoming calls from friends and family are not allowed for the inmates at the Pope County Jail. 

Inmates at the Pope County Jail are not allowed to use any calling features which include three-way calling and call forwarding. The call will be immediately disconnected if an inmate is caught using these features. Disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate as well. 

At the Pope County Jail, there are a couple of ways inmates can call you. The Pope County Jail inmates are allowed to make collect calls. Inmates are only able to call those who possess a landline. Those who have cell phones will not be able to get these collect calls. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all charges from the phone call. The Pope County Jail is not responsible for any charges from the collect calls.

Most of the inmates at the Pope County Jail opt-in with using the Global Tel*link (GTL). The Global Tel*link contracts with the Pope County Jail to provide phone services. You will be required to create an account. You call them at 1-888-415-0377 can visit them on the web at their GTL website.

Visiting Rules

The Pope County Jail inmates are allowed to have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will are allowed to visit, however, they must be with their legal guardian. Before being allowed in the visitation area all visitors at the Pope County Jail will need to show either their driver’s license, state identification card, or their United States Passport.

Keep in mind, all your personal belongings will need to stay in your car. In the visitation area, no personal belongings will be allowed.

You will need to make an appointment if you would like to visit an inmate. You can schedule your visit by visiting this site. If you haven't already created an account, you will need to do so.

The Pope County Jail inmates are allowed to have 2 30-minute visitation sessions per calendar week.

Pope County Prison Statistics

Pope County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for State Jail 9
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for ICE -
Jail Population Held for State Prison -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -

Pope County Jail Admissions By Race

White Jail Population 8
Native Jail Population -
Black Jail Population 1
Asian Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population -

Pope County Jail Admissions

Female Jail Population 2
Male Jail Population 7
Total Jail Population 9
Total Jail Admissions 136

Pope County Pretrial Jail Population

Male Pretrial Jail Population 4
Female Pretrial Jail Population 1
Pretrial Jail Population 9

Pope County, Illinois Warrants, Arrests

Pope County Arrest Warrants
Pope County Child Support Warrants

Pope County Most Wanted
Pope County Pistol Permits & Gun Licenses

Pope County Sex Offender Registry
Pope County Sex Offender Registry


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