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

Hancock County Sheriff Overview

Hancock County is located in the western region of Illinois. It has a total area of 814 square miles with 19,104 residents based on the 2010 census. The county was created in 1825 from a part of Pike County. It was named after a signee of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock. The county seat is Carthage. The zip codes of this county are 62354, 62313, 62358, 62316, 62321, 62329, 62334, 62330, 62336, 62380, 61450, and 62341.

Sheriff Scott Bentzinger is the chief law enforcement officer in Hancock County. According to the constitution, he is also the Warden of the County Jail, the Custodian of the County Courthouse and the Chief of Security for the Courthouse. You can reach him directly using the contact details below.

Contact Information
Address 1: 98 Buchanan St
City: Carthage
State: IL
Zip Code: 62321
County: Hancock
Phone #: 2173572115

Inmate Search in Hancock County Jail

The Hancock County Jail does not have a Weekly Arrest Report Online. If you wish to get information on an individual currently incarcerated in this facility, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 217-357-2115.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Inmate visitation is held twice a week – Wednesday and Saturday from 1:30 pm to 3:00pm. Visits can run from 15 minutes to 30 minutes in length. Each inmate is allowed to receive one visit per week as long as he has been detained in the jail for 7 days.

Inmates are also allowed to receive correspondence as long as it is sent via the US Postal Service. Incoming mail must be addressed to:

Hancock County Jail
98 Buchanan Street
Carthage, Illinois 62321
Family and friends can deposit money into an inmate’s account using the lobby kiosk or by visiting the GovPayNow website. They can also send a money order by mail.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

A person with a conviction for a sexually motivated crime such as rape, incest, and sex trafficking is categorized by law as a sex offender. According to federal law, this type of offender must register his information in the state sex offender database and the national sex offender database. If you wish to locate sex offenders in Hancock County, you can visit the Sheriff’s Alert page. Please take note that you may get search results showing last known addresses or incomplete addresses of sex offenders. This may be caused by the failure of some offenders in submitting their information.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Alert:


Bail and Bondsman

A person charged with a crime is allowed to remain out of custody while awaiting trial as long as he is able to post bail. This is the money or property that the court requires as collateral to guarantee the defendant’s appearance in court once the trial starts. If the defendant fails to show up as promised, he forfeits the money/property and is labeled a fugitive.

A defendant who has financial constraints can choose to hire a bondsman to act as a surety. The cost of this kind of service is 10% of the bail. However, this cannot be refunded.

Hancock 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:Hancock County Probation Department
Location:500 Main Street, Carthage, Illinois, 62321
Phone:217-357-2033
Fax:217-357-2051
Hancock County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 16
Avg Daily Population 16
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 5
Full time total employees 5
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 1987
Year of major renovation2005
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 98 BUCHANAN CARTHAGE IL 62321

Hancock County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20168,790
Number Employed Annual Average, 20168,214
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016576
Unemployment Rate, 20166.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201548,213
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Hancock County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20142,319
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201512.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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