Rules Regarding Inmates

General Rules Regarding Inmates

All persons incarcerated at the Henry County Jail receive a copy of the Inmate Rules and Regulations. Inmates are responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations and failure to do so can result in disciplinary action. The full Inmate Rules and Regulations is too extensive to reproduce here. What follows is general in nature.

  • All inmates and all areas of the jail are subject to search at any time.
  • Everyone entering the secure area of the jail is subject to search of their person or any article in their possession.
  • The Henry County Jail is a tobacco-free/non-smoking facility
  • We do not discuss housing, medical commissary or disciplinary issues with friends and family

Bonding an Inmate out of Jail

  • Inmates can be bonded out 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Call the jail for more information when wanting to post bond. 
  • There is a $14 take bond fee for every bond posted. 

Property for Inmates

  • No personal property is allowed into the jail except property that is on the person when admitted to the jail
  • We no longer accept money orders or cashier checks through the mail
  • Money can be added to an inmate's commissary account by going to Inmate Canteen or by using the kiosk that is in our visitation lobby from 8 am to 8 pm.
  • The jail operates a commissary through which inmates can purchase personal care items, snacks, and other various items
  • There is no limit on the amount of mail, provided it is orderly and not excessive
  • Prescription medication is accepted only in the first 72 hours of incarceration and if current and in the original container
  • Prescription eyeglasses and contacts are accepted, with prior approval - No sunglasses
  • Limits apply to the amounts of other items an inmate can have, contact the jail for information on limits before trying to mail any other item to an inmate
  • The inmate's mailing address is as follows:
    Inmate Name
    311 W Center Street
    Cambridge, IL 61238
  •  You must have your complete name and return address on the envelope
  • Any incoming mail that does not have the complete name and return address will be returned
  • All items received through the mail are subject to inspection for contraband. Any item that is determined to be contraband will be returned
  • All property and clothing must be picked up from the jail upon an inmate's release or transfer to another facility - Any items left after 30 days will be disposed of - Food items will be disposed of after 3 days

Contact with Inmates

  • Inmates can use phones in their cell blocks normally between 9 am and 9 pm daily, however, this is a privilege that can be suspended at any time.
  • Inmates are only allowed outgoing calls and they are collect-only - no credit cards or 800-numbers. Debit time may be purchased by the inmate from the jail commissary.
  • Inmates may be allowed an outgoing call at the time of admission and at certain other specified times.
  • No incoming calls or messages are accepted for inmates.
  • Release time is normally around 10 am, but may be anytime within the 24-hour span of the inmate's release date.

Jail Chaplain

The Henry County Jail Chaplain is available to inmates during regularly scheduled hours. A non-denominational church service is held every Sunday afternoon, and a mid-week service is held on Thursday nights from 8 to 10 pm. The Jail Chaplain is Rodney Weber of Geneseo, and he is assisted by several volunteers. Chaplain Weber has received the Harry Denman Award of Evangelism for a Layman from the United Methodist Church.  

Private Process Server

Private process serving upon an inmate by a licensed or registered private detective or agency is done by appointment only. You must contact the Jail Administrator or her designee in advance to arrange and designate the time and date, during regularly scheduled business hours, that the facility representative will meet with and accept service from the process server. The process server must have proper identification. The Henry County Jail contact number is 309-937-3940.