Search Inmates in Dewitt County, Illinois. Results May Include: Arrests, Bookings, Criminal Record, Confinement Reason, Court Case #, Warrant #, Bond, Offense Date, Date of Birth, Description.

DeWitt County Sheriff Overview

DeWitt County is located in Central Illinois with a total area of 405 square miles. According to the 2010 census, there are 16,561 people residing here. The county was founded in 1839 by splitting off part of Piatt County. It was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the 7th Governor of New York State. The county seat is Clinton. The zip codes of this county are 61735, 61777, 61778, 61750, 61749, and 61727.

Sheriff Jered Shofner is an elected official. As the head law enforcement officer in the county, he is responsible for conserving the peace, preventing crime, and maintaining the safety and order for the members of the community.

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office
101 West Washington Street
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: (217) 935-9507, (217) 935-3196
Fax: (217) 935-4161
Email: [email protected]

Inmate Search in DeWitt County Jail

The DeWitt County Jail doesn’t provide a Weekly Arrest Report Online. If you wish to find out if someone is currently detained at this facility, you can call the jail at (217) 935-2913.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Inmate visitation is held on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1pm and 7pm. To schedule a visit, you need to call (217) 935-2913 between the hours of 8:30 to 12:30 on the day of the visit.

All incoming mail to an inmate must contain the inmate’s complete name and the sender’s complete name and address. Mail that does not follow this standard will be returned to sender.

Money can be dropped off at the jail at any time. Cash and money orders will be accepted at the facility. Family and friends can also mail a money order. If you have any questions regarding jail policies, you can call 217-935-7860.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

Based on federal law, all sex offenders must be registered in the state sex offender database and the national sex offender database in the interest of public safety. The definition of a sex offender is a person who has been convicted of a sexually oriented crime such as rape, prostitution, and child molestation. In DeWitt County, you can check for sex offenders in the area by visiting the Sheriff’s Alert page. It is important to note that some offenders do not register their information. As such, you may encounter files that only list last known addresses of offenders.

DeWitt County Sheriff’s Alert:

Bail and Bondsman

A deposit of money or property is required by the court in order for a pretrial inmate to remain free from custody. This deposit is called bail. It will be held in the court’s keeping for the entire duration of the trial and only returned if the defendant appears at all of his court dates. Failure to do so means forfeiting the money.

A pretrial can opt to use a bondsman to secure his release from jail if he lacks the funds to post bail. The bondsman can act as a surety, providing the court with a bond in exchange for the defendant’s release. The cost of this service is usually 10% of the bail and is non-refundable.

Dewitt County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 78
Avg Daily Population 70
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 14
Full time total employees 14
Total salaries and wages not applicable
Other operating expenditures not applicable
Total construction costs not applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction 1994
Year of major renovation2004
Name of new facilitynot applicable


DeWitt County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20167,846
Number Employed Annual Average, 20167,395
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016451
Unemployment Rate, 20165.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201554,796
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
DeWitt County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20141,846
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201511.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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