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Peoria County Sheriff’s Office: Jail and Inmate Info

Should a family member or friend be incarcerated at the Peoria County Jail, the following information may assist you:

Video Visiting

 

ALL PERSONS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, MUST REGISTER

 

All visits are scheduled in advance. You must sign up in person with a valid photo I.D. Acceptable identification must have a DATE OF BIRTH, EXPIRATION DATE, AND PHOTOGRAPH; preferably a State ID or Drivers License, F.O.I.D. Cards, Passport, etc are also acceptable. School ID's are {NOT} acceptable. Must be in English. Visits must be scheduled 1 day in advance and may be scheduled up to fourteen days in the future.

  1. Visits must be Scheduled or Cancelled in person. Age 16 and over require a {Valid Photo ID to visit}. Ages 0-17 must be accompanied by an adult while visiting. All persons, including babies count as a person and must be signed up.
  2. Inmates are only allowed one {1} 20-minute visiting session per week.
  3. An inmate must be in custody seven {7} days before a visit is allowed.
  4. Only three {3} individuals can visit an inmate in any one {1} visiting session.
  5. The New Visiting Week Starts on Sunday.
  6. Please arrive approximately 20 Minutes prior to your scheduled visit time. The first visit of the day starts at 9:00 a.m. and the last visit of the day starts at 7:30 p.m. Some time slots have been blocked due to shift changes, meals, etc.
  7. Hanging up the handset will stop the visit and it will not be restarted.
  8. Visits May Be Monitored or Recorded.
  9. No Cell Phones Are Allowed.
  10. Staff Can Stop the Visit If Necessary.
  11. Persons NOT Visiting Are Not Allowed In Or Around the Visiting Area.
  12. No Food or Drinks Allowed in the Visiting Booths.
  13. If You Exit the Visiting Station, You May Not Return.
  14. Visitors Must Wear Appropriate Clothing; Visitors Wearing Clothing Deemed Inappropriate Will Be Asked to Change into Something Suitable or Asked to Leave and Denied a Visit. If you Constantly Wear Clothing Such as This, You Will Be Denied a Visit.
  15. Please Report Any Problems with the Equipment to the Staff on Duty.
  16. Visitors Should Watch Their Language. This is a Public Facility and Children are often Present during Visiting.
  17. Visitors are Expected to Follow All of the Listed Rules and Conduct Themselves in a Respectful and Suitable Manner. Unruly Visitors will be Asked to Leave and Denied a Visit. In Extreme Cases, You Will be Banned from Visiting Temporarily or Permanently.
  18. Be Courteous to the Staff; They have Many Duties to Perform.

 

IGNORANCE OF THE RULES OF VISITING IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR BREAKING THEM; PLEASE MAKE YOURSELF FAMILIAR WITH THE RULES.

 

Inmate Deposits

All inmate deposits must be made at the KIOSK in the lobby or on-line at www.smartdeposit.com.  The KIOSK accepts cash and credit card. 

Cash Fees:

$  0.00 - $500.00   $2.75 per transaction

Example:  If the deposit is $20.00, the inmate will receive $17.25 on his account ($20.00 - $2.75 = $17.25).

Credit Card Fees:

$  0.00 - $20.00                  $2.95 per transaction
$20.01 - $40.00                  $4.25 per transaction
$40.01 - $60.00                  $5.50 per transaction
$60.01 - $80.00                  $6.25 per transaction
$80.01 - $100.00                $6.75 per transaction

Example:  If the deposit is $40.00, the inmate will receive $35.75 on his account ($40.00 - $4.25 = $35.75).

No money orders and cashier checks will be accepted in person unless posting bond.  Bond must be posted in the bonding lobby.

Inmate Mail including money orders and cashier check

All money orders and cashier checks must be made payable to the inmate. Personal mail to the inmate will only be accepted by mail.  Money orders, cashier checks and personal mail must be addressed in the following manner:

Inmate's Name
c/o Peoria County Jail
301 N. Maxwell Road
Peoria, IL  61604

Note:  All incoming Inmate mail will be opened and inspected for contraband, but not read. 

DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL.

Bond Money

Bond money in the form of cash, money order or cashier's check is accepted 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in the bonding lobby.  In addition to the bond, a bonding fee is assessed to process the paperwork.  The current fee to bond is $60.00.

Personal Items for Inmates

When leaving any items for an inmate, a valid ID is required.  A copy of your ID will be made for items left for inmates.

An inmate is allowed to receive the following items:

            MALES             ~three (3) pairs of boxers or briefs

            FEMALES         ~three (3) bras and three (3) panties

Please note:  No buttons, snaps, etc. are allowed on boxers, briefs or panties.  Bras may not contain under wires or other hard materials.  They must be in original packaging and unopened.  Opened packages will not be accepted.

No prescriptions are accepted.  However, eyeglasses, contacts and contact solution (unopened) may be left.

Books are not accepted for inmates, but inmates can receive a newspaper subscription directly from the newspaper company. 

Commissary

Commissary is held once per week, on Wednesday.  Should you wish to drop off money for an inmate to use for commissary, you need to do so prior to 2:00 p.m. on the Sunday before the next Wednesday commissary. 

Care Packs

Friends and Family may now order commissary items for the inmate.  Items are delivered on Wednesday with the regular commissary order.  Please visit www.mycarepack.com for more information.

Inmate Phone Accounts

Inmates can purchase phone time using their inmate account.  Friends and family can also set up prepaid phone accounts. For more information, please visit www.gtl.net (select friends and family information) or call 1-800-483-8314.

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Connect with the Sheriff on Facebook

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is now on Facebook. Become a fan at facebook.com/peoriacountysheriffsoffice. The PCSO is also on Twitter. Follow us at twitter.com/pcso1. Get important news about road closures, wanted criminals, Amber Alerts, and emergency information.

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