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

Macon County Jail

Macon County is located in the central part of Illinois. It has a population of 110,768 as of 2010. The county seat is Decatur. Macon County was for in 1829 and is named for Nathaniel Macon who was a colonel in the Revolutionary War. Macon was also a senator from North Carolina.

Future President Abraham Lincoln and his family lived in Macon County in 1830.

The county has a total area of 586 square miles of which 5.2 square miles is water. It is primarily a flat county and is known as the “Heart of Illinois.”

The county clerk is Stephen Bean and he can be reached at Macon County Office Building 141 South Main Street, Room 104 Decatur, Il 62523 17-424-1305 Mr. Bean is in charge of records and FOIA requests.

Zip codes in Macon County: 61756, 62501, 62513, 62514, 62521, 62522, 62523, 62524, 62525, 62526, 6232, 52535, 62537, 62544, 62549, 62551, 62554, 62573.

County Jail Overview

In 2006 the jail was remodeled and now houses 424 inmates. New technology in the jail includes digital video records of 168 cameras and video visitation. New cameras ensure better security.

Macon County Jail
333 S Franklin St.
Decatur, Il 62523-1352
Phone: 217-424-3141
Fax: 217-424-1499

Inmate Search

To find an inmate in the Macon County Jail, contact the sheriff’s department at:
Sheriff’s Department
Howard G. Buffett, Sheriff
333 South Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone: 217-424-1321
Fax: 217-424-1491

You can also sign up for the VINELink on the sheriff’s website at:

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

All visits to the jail must be scheduled in advanced. To schedule, click on the Securus link:

Onsite video visitation hours are available seven days a week from 8:20 am to 1:20 pm and 3:20 pm to 6:40 pm.
Online video visitation is available seven day s week rom 7:20 am to 1:20 pm and 43:20 pm to 9:20 pm.
All visitors must be on the inmate’s visitation list, are required to sign in , and have the proper identification including address. Identification will be read by the jail staff. Visitors must be 17 years of age and only two adult or one adult and two children will be allowed to visit at one time. Your visit will be monitored and recorded.
Send money to an inmate in Macon County Jail using internet deposits at

Mail can be sent to an inmate via the U.S. Postal Service. Include the inmates first and last name, include a return addresses, and do not put anything in the envelope but a letter.

Working at Macon County Jail or Sheriff’s Office

There are no open positions at the Macon County Jail or Sheriff’s Office. However, to become a sheriff’s deputy in Macon County, Illinois, the following information you need to pass national testing. The test can be found by calling 1-866-563-3882. You need to be at least 21 years old at time of hire, have a valid Illinois driver’s license, a GED or high school diploma, some college hours (check with the department to see the requirement on this), pass a background test, and be of good character. The starting salary is $49,483 plus overtime and holiday pay.

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 Macon 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 Macon County, Illinois

Providing the citizens of Macon County with effective and efficient public safety services since 1829. We will perform our duties with the utmost character, competence, honesty, and transparency.

Sheriff’s Department
Howard G. Buffett, Sheriff
333 South Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Phone: 217-424-1321
Fax: 217-424-1491
Office Hours
M-F 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Records on warrants, most wanted, and arrests can be obtained at the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Records Department. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 1m to 5:30 pm. F or warrants, call 217-424-1322, records check can be reached at 217-424-1323.

Macon 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:Macon County Probation Department
Location:141 South Main Street, Decatur, Illinois, 62523
Macon County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 271
Avg Daily Population 270
Name of new facilitymacon county jail
Full time payroll 83
Full time total employees 83
Total salaries and wages 3274055
Other operating expenditures 678125
Total construction costs 1000000
Equipment, furnishings, etc 1500000
Year of original construction 1988
Year of major renovation2006
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Macon County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201650,325
Number Employed Annual Average, 201646,997
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20163,328
Unemployment Rate, 20166.6
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201548,302
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Macon County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201418,784
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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