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

Jackson County, Illinois Jail

Jackson County is located in Illinois and had a population of 60,218 at the 2010 census. The county seat is Murphysboro. The largest city in Jackson County is Carbondale, home to the main campus of Southern Illinois University.
On January 10, 1816 the county was incorporated and named for Andrew Jackson a president of the United States. The county is located in the Carbondale-Marion, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area and located in the southern portion of Illinois. The area is known locally as Little Egypt.

The County has a total area of 602 square miles of which 18 square miles are water. The economy of the county is dependent on Southern Illinois University and the City of Carbondale.
In Jackson County you will find the Shawnee Hill Wine Trail tht is now a tourist attraction. If ou are interested in ghost towns, Brownsville is located in the county.
Zip codes in Jackson County are: 62901, 62902, 62903, 62907.62916, 62924, 64927, 62932, 62940, 62942, 62950, 62958, 62966, 62975.

County Jail Overview

Jackson County Jail
1001 Mulberry Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-2292

The county jail is overseen by the sheriff’s office and is sworn to provide a safe and sanitary place of incarceration. It is the legal obligation of the Jackson County Jail Division officers to protect the community by holding persons who pose a threat to public safety. The jail’s goal is to return innates to society in better condition physically and emotionally than they were committed.
The jail is a medium custody and is used by multiple jurisdictions for offenders who have short state sentences. There are 139 bed in the jail and it houses both men and women.

Inmate Search

You can find information on an inmate held at the Jackson County Jail by contacting the Sheriff’s Office at:

1001 Mulberry Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-684-2177. There are various search tools to find inmates available online. Use the inmates name (first and last) to find information on an inmate. Information includes name, arrest date, crime committed and whether they are still incarcerated. This information is available at: sheriff’s website also includes information about offender searches and sex offender registry.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Jail Visitation Hours are on Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday from Noon to 3 pm.

  • Inmates are allowed 1 free onsite visit per week. Paid home visits are currently unlimited.
  • Three people are allowed to visit an inmate at one time. All 3 people must be registered including children.
  • Visits are for 30 minutes.
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must possess a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • Visitors need to show valid photo ID.
  • Behavioral problems will result in the visit being terminated.
  • Appropriate dress is required at all times.
  • No extended visits past the 30 minutes are allowed.
  • Visitors using social medial to record the visit will banned from visitation.
  • If a crime is being committed during the visit it will be reported to proper authorities.

Approved mail can be sent to an inmate by using the address of the jail at:

Jackson County Jail
Name of Inmate
1001 Mulberry Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Inmates have their own accounts while in jail. They can use the money to purchase items from the commissary. The money can be deposited into an inmates account by family and friends and money can be deposited via money orders cash or checks. When sending a check or money order, write the name of the inmate and their ID on the check. The maximum amount that can be deposited in an inmate’s account is $290 per month.

Working at Jackson County Jail or Sheriff’s office

There are no openings at the Jail or the Sheriff’s Office at this time. For information on employment, use website:

All openings and procedures will be published on this website when there are openings.

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 Jackson County, Illinois 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 Jackson County, Illinois

To find information on an inmate, contact the Jackson County, Illinois sheriff’s office.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Robert Burns, Sheriff
1001 Mulberry Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-684-2177

The sheriff’s office contains links for offender watch as well as jail audits and reports.

Contact the Jackson County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Jackson County Public Defender
Address:22 South 10th Street, Murphysboro, Illinois, 62966
Hours:Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Jackson County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Jackson County Probation Department
Location:215 North 14th Street, Murphysboro, Illinois, 62966
Jackson County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 120
Avg Daily Population 110
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 32
Full time total employees 32
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 1989
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Jackson County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201628,710
Number Employed Annual Average, 201627,154
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,556
Unemployment Rate, 20165.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201536,613
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Jackson County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201413,118
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201523.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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