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

Henderson County, Illinois Jail and Sheriff Overview

Henderson County is a county in Illinois. The 2010 census lists the population of Henderson at 7,331. The county seat is Oquawka. Henderson County is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, and the county borders Iowa.

The county was named for Henderson County, Kentucky, which was named for Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company. Henderson County was created in 1841.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles and 16 square miles is water.

Zip codes in Henderson County, Illinois include: 61418, 61425, 61437, 61454, 61460, 61469, 61471, 61480.

County Jail Overview

Henderson County, Illinois Jail
113 North 4th Street
Oquawka, IL 61469
Phone: 306-867-4291, 309-867-4292, 888-867-1101
Fax: 309-897-4127

Capacity: 14

Inmate Search:

Contact the Henderson County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office for information on an inmate. The sheriff’s office an also direct you to a state search tool that returns with name, age, alias, relatives, and the opportunity to download a full report.

Important Jail Policies

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Henderson County Jail
Fourth & Warren St
Oquawka, Illinois 61469
All mail sent to an inmate at the Henderson County Jail must include the sender’s name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.

Emailing an Inmate:

A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your Smart Phone, computer or tablet. Call 309-867-4291 to check if email services are available.
Visitation Rules

  • Anyone over the age of 18, who isn’t on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
  • Visitation applicants in Henderson County must sometimes submit to a background check.
  • Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
  • Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
  • The Henderson County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
  • Henderson County Jail has an application process and you need to fill out the applications before visiting inmate.
  • You need to call the jail at 309-867-4291 to find out the visiting hours of the inmate you want to visit.
  • Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Working at Henderson County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

Currently there are no openings at the Henderson County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office or Jail. For information on employment, contact the sheriff’s office at:

Sheriff’s Office
113 N 4th St.
PO Box 248
Oquawka, Illinois 61469
Phone: 309-867-4291, 309-867-4292
Fax: 309-867-4127


Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

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 Henderson County by going

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 Henderson County, Illinois

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office
Steven P. Haynes, Sheriff
113 North 4th Street
Oquawka, IL 61469
Phone: 306-867-4291
Toll Free: 1-888-867-1101

To find active arrest warrants in Henderson County, Illinois you can physically go to your local police department or sheriff’s office, pay a small fee and get the report you need. You can always use the advanced online warrant database to instantly and discretely check records. You can also contact the county clerk’s office at:

Henderson 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:Henderson County Probation Department
Location:PO Box 607, Oquawka, Illinois, 61469
Henderson County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 4
Avg Daily Population 7
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 6
Full time total employees 6
Total salaries and wages 65000
Other operating expenditures 1000
Total construction costs 0
Equipment, furnishings, etc 0
Year of original construction 1935
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Henderson County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20163,711
Number Employed Annual Average, 20163,482
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016229
Unemployment Rate, 20166.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201547,354
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Henderson County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014793
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201511.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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