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

Marion County Jail

Marion County is located in the southern portion of Illinois. At the 2010 census the population was 39,437. The county seat of Marion County is Salem and the county comprises the Centralia IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Marion county was organized in 1823 and was named in honor or Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion the Swamp Fox.

The county has a total area of 576 square miles of which 3.7 square miles are water.

The Marion County Circuit Court is Ronda Yates, and records can be obtained from her. You can reach Ronda at 100 E. Main Street, Salem, Illinois 62881 phone 618-548-3855. Her office hours are Monday – Friday 8-4.

Zip codes in Marion County Illinois are: 62801, 62807, 62849, 62853, 62854, 62870, 62875, 62881, 62882, 62892, 62893.

County Jail Overview

The Marion County Jail is a maximum custody jail and has total of 120 beds.

Marion County Jail
Kenny Benzing, Administrator
204 N. Washington
Salem, Illinois 61881
Phone 618-548-2141
Fax: 618-548-0043

Inmate Search

To find an inmate, contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at:

Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Rich Stevenson, Sheriff
Andy Garden, Chief Deputy
204 N. Washington
Salem, Illinois 61881
Phone 618-548-2141

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visitors are subject to search inside the facility and the public can visit no more than one time per week, Monday through Saturday. You must sign in at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit.

  • Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am – 6: 00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition
Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

All mail must go through the U.S. postal service

These are general guidelines for sending money to an inmate’s trust account or commissary account. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails even require a per night payment for the jail’s expenses – required from the inmate.

You may deposit cash through the lobby window in the lobby or visitation room. You can also send a postal money order to the inmate using the U.S. Postal Service.

Working Marion County Jail or Sheriff’s Office

There are no openings for the sheriff’s office or jail in Marion County, Illinois. However, if you want to apply to be a deputy sheriff, you need to pass national testing. The test can be found by calling 1-866-563-3882 or [email protected]. 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 Marion 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 Marion County, Illinois

Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Rich Stevenson, Sheriff
Andy Garden, Chief Deputy
204 N. Washington
Salem, Illinois 61881
Phone: 618-548-2141

Warrants, most wanted information and arrest records in Marion County can be accessed through Ronda Yates at 100 E. Main Street, Salem, Illinois 62881 phone 618-548-3855. Her office hours are Monday – Friday 8-4.

You can also ask for records from the sheriff’s office by calling: 618-548-2141.

Contact the Marion 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:Marion County Public Defender
Address:210 West Schwartz Street, Salem, Illinois, 62881
Hours:Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Marion 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:Marion County Probation Department
Location:200 East Schwartz Street, Salem, Illinois, 62881
Marion County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 101
Avg Daily Population 95
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 21
Full time total employees 21
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 2002
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 204 N WSHINGTON SALEM IL 62881

Marion County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201617,907
Number Employed Annual Average, 201616,753
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,154
Unemployment Rate, 20166.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201543,018
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Marion County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20146,718
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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