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

Ford County Correctional Facility Overview

Ford is a county in Illinois and the population at the 2010 census was 14,081. The count seat is Paxton. The county is part of the Campaign Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ford County is in east central Illinois – just one county away from Indiana. Ford County was formed in 1859 and was the last of Illinois’ 102 counties to be formed. It was created at the request of residents of Vermillion County who complained that they lived too far from the Iroquois County seat. Ford County was named after Thomas Ford, the Governor of Illinois from 1842 to 1846.
Zip codes in Ford County: 60959, 60957, 60962, 61773, 60933, 60936, 60952
The Ford County Correctional Facility is located at:

Ford County Correctional Facility
Lt. Stacie Bruens, Jail Administrator
235 N. American Street
Paxton, Illinois 60957
Phone :217-379-2324

The facility has a daily inmate population of 43 and can house up to 61 inmates. It was constructed in 1992 and is staffed by 16 employees

Inmate Search

Ford County Correctional Facility is a county jail and inmates here have been arrested and are awaiting trial or have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense. They may be serving prison terms of no more than 1 year or waiting to be transferred to a state or federal prison.
Typically the Sheriff’s Department is responsible for managing the county jail, and Sheriff’s Department websites often provide inmate rosters, arrests and bookings reports, or more comprehensive inmate search databases accessible to the public.
Information requests on inmates can be requested in writing to: Ford County Sheriff’s Office,235 American Street, Paxton, IL 60957 Phone: 217-379-9470 Fax: 217-3799489 email [email protected]. or

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Ford County Correctional visiting hours are evenings and weekends. Visits are limited to between 30 and 60 minutes each once or twice per week
When arriving at the jail enter basic information such as name and provide a photo ID. Enter the inmate being visited into the visitor log. The jail will deny visitation to those who arrive late, are intoxicated or wearing inappropriate clothing or those who are not approved to visit. Make sure you check the visitation hours with the Sheriff’s Office.
Mail can be sent to the inmate at the address listed:
Inmate Name, Inmate ID
235 N. American
Paxton, Il 60957
Check with prison administration at 217-379-2324 to make sure the mail is on the approved list. Note: In case of packages, prior approval from prison administration may be required. Contact the prison staff for more information.

Sending Money

Inmates can receive money into their commissary account via check, money order or cashier. Visitors can also deposit money directly into the inmate’s account at the jail administrative office. When sending the money via check or money order, make sure you mention inmate id and full name at the back

Phone calls:

Inmates can call to any person on the approved members list between 7:00 AM to 7:30

The receiver bears the cost of the call and the call maximum time is 30 mins.

Working at the Jail Facility or Sheriff’s Office

The Ford County Sheriff’s Department is not currently hiring. For an application and to place your name on a list, contact:

Ford County Sheriff’s Office

235 N. American Street
Paxton, IL 60957
Phone: 217-379-9277
Fax: 217-379-4801
E-mail: [email protected]

A typical sheriff’s salary in Illinois ranges between $96,429 and $108,320. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, like certifications, education and time in service.

Sex Offender Search

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography. You can access this information online for Ford County by going to

, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last know addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Ford County, Illinois

The Sheriff’s Office in Ford County is run by:
Mark R. Doran, Sheriff
235 N. Amerian
Paxton, IL 60957
Phone: 217-379-2324
Phone: 217-379-9470
Fax: 217-379-9489
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Sheriff’s website is:

All information on warrants, most wanted in Ford County Illinois is written down when the active warrant is handed over to the sheriff. After release, arrest warrants are court directive that have to be obeyed. If an active order cannot be served, the decree is saved in the
ford sheriff’s database. To find a warrant, get in touch with the Ford County Sheriff’s Department at 235 American, Paxton, IL 60957.

Research the website at:

Ford County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Ford County Probation Department
Location:200 West State Street, Paxton, Illinois, 60957
Ford County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 40
Avg Daily Population 43
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 16
Full time total employees 16
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 1992
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Ford County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20166,584
Number Employed Annual Average, 20166,224
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016360
Unemployment Rate, 20165.5
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201553,151
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Ford County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20141,494
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201511.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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