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Whiteside County, Illinois Jail Overview

Whiteside County is located in the norther part of Illinois. At the 2010 census it had a population of 58,4998.The county seat is Morrison. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born in Whiteside County.

The county was organized in 1836 and named for General Samuel Whiteside an Illinois officer in the war of 1812.

The county has a total area of 697 square miles of which 12 square miles is water (the Mississippi River).

The county commissioner is Joel Horn, and he can be reached at 200 E. Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270 phone: 815-772-5100.

Zip Codes in Whiteside County, Illinois: 61037, 61071, 61081, 61230, 61243, 61250, 61251, 61252, 61261, 61252, 61261, 61270, 6127, 61283.

County Jail Overview

The Jail has an average daily population of 95 and there are 16 deputies working at the jail. The jail was built in 1980 and houses both male and female medium custody inmates.

Whiteside County Jail
400 N Cherry St.
Morrison, IL 61270
Phone: 815-772-5203

Inmate Search

You can search for an inmate in the Whiteside County Jail by using the Whiteside County Probation Department. The address is: 200 East Knox Street, Morrison Illinois 61270.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visitation can be set up at

Visitation hours are:

Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 am for inmates whose last name begin with A-L

Wednesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm for inmates whose last name begins with M-Z

Sundays 9:00 am – 111:30 am and 1:pm – 3:30 pm for all inmates.

Tuesday and Wednesday visits must be set up at least 24 hours in advance. You can set them up on the website or from the terminals at the jail. Call the jail if you have questions.

Mail can be sent to an inmate via the U.S. Postal Service. Make sure the inmates full name is on the envelope and the envelope is addressed to the jail and the inmate.

Money can be placed in an inmate’s account by going to the jail and talking to the receptionist at the jail.

Working at Whiteside County Jail or Sheriff’s Office

There are no current openings at the County Jail or the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office. However, you can stay in touch with the sheriff’s office for any openings.

Deputy Sheriff’s must be 21 years of age and complete a 12-week (480 hours) training at the Police Training Institute, which is followed by riding with a Field Training Officer for another fourteen weeks before being able to patrol on their own. A candidate who is twenty (20) years of age and possesses an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Law Enforcement, or related law enforcement field, and will attain his/her 21st birthday during the probationary period may qualify as eligible. Starting wage is $49,000 with benefits.

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 Whiteside 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 Whiteside County, Illinois

Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office
John Booker Sheriff
400 N. Cherry St.
Morrison, IL 61270
Office: 815-772-4044
Fax: 815-772-7944

Hours 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The Sheriff has contracted with NIXLE to allow access to important, valuable community information like warrants and most wanted. You can access NIXLE’s site at through the sheriff’s office.

Whiteside 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:Whiteside County Probation Department
Location:200 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois, 61270
Whiteside County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 88
Avg Daily Population 95
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 16
Full time total employees 16
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 1980
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Whiteside County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201628,622
Number Employed Annual Average, 201626,954
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,668
Unemployment Rate, 20165.8
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201545,463
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Whiteside County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20147,138
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201512.8
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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