About Fayette County Jail
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Located in Vandalia, Illinois, Fayette County Jail is a medium-security detention center that is operated locally by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. This facility holds inmates who are awaiting trial or sentencing or who have been sentenced to one year or less. Fayette County Jail can hold up to 64 inmates at a time.
The mission of Fayette County Jail to “provide a safe and secure institution that conforms to Illinois Revised Statutes for the incarceration of the pre-adjudicated and sentenced offenders as mandated by the courts.”
The facility maintains an institutional climate so that every inmate may complete his/her incarceration with a maximum chance to adequately maintain a successful community adjustment following release.
The Fayette County Jail knows how important programs are for inmates. Programs for inmates include Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Thursday evenings, a Jail Ministry on Tuesday evenings, and Gideons on Monday nights.
Fayette County Sheriffs Department
- 221 South 7th Street, Vandalia, Illinois, 62471
- [email protected]
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Sending a Mail/Care Package
All inmates of the Fayette County Jail may send and receive letters through the U.S. Postal Service.
Mail sent to an inmate should be addressed as follows:
C/O Fayette County Jail
221 South 7th, Vandalia, IL, 62471
All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband, monies and prohibited publications.
Pictures may not be larger than 4x6 inches. Polaroid pictures are not allowed. Pictures of this type will be placed in the inmate’s property and held until the inmate is released or will be returned to the sender.
You can send an inmate money to one of three ways: through the mail, in the Kiosk in the jail lobby, or online through Access Corrections.
Money sent to an inmate must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order. (No personal checks or cash).
Cash may, however, be deposited in the Kiosk 24 hours a day, located in the lobby of the jail, although there is a fee for this service, and ID is required.
Fayette County Jail uses Access Corrections for inmate deposits as well. Check out the website, Access Corrections and learn how to send money to an inmate.
Fayette County Jail uses Securus phone services for inmates and family and friends of inmates. Check out the website or call 618-283-2141 for more information on how to set up an account.
Visitation at Fayette County Jail is a privilege, not a right. If you want to visit an inmate at this facility, please see the following guidelines:
Visitation time is on Saturdays and Sundays only.
Inmates are allowed three half-hour visits per weekend.
Visitors must sign up for visits in half-hour increments.
Visitors must sign up at least 20 minutes prior to the visiting session they wish to attend.
Inmates classified as maximum security can only visit during the last half hour of each time block.
At booking, each inmate receives a form to fill out the name of six people the inmate wishes to visit at the jail.
Inmates need to print each person’s name, address, and date of birth (if known) and submit the list to jail staff. The inmate may change the people on the visiting list only on the first of each month, using a request slip.
Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.