Frequently asked questions:
Can I bring an inmate any clothing?

Can I bring an inmate his/her medicine?

How long does the White County Jail hold property?

How do send an inmate money?

How do I mail an inmate?

How do I bail/bond an inmate out?

Can I get a message to an inmate?

A relative of mine has been taken to a medical facility, can I visit them?

How do I stop unwanted calls from an inmate?

How do I get my phone number to accept collect calls?

How do I schedule a visit?

When is an inmate's court date?
Can I bring an inmate any clothing?
No property of any kind will be permitted to enter the facility. Prescription medication, books, clothing, shoes, games, movies, music, puzzles, bibles, personal hygiene products, food, etc. is/are not allowed, even if you intend on donating these items to the facility.
Can I bring an inmate his/her medicine?
Prescription medication is not permitted to enter the facility. If you wish to assist us with an inmate's medication, you may do so by contacting us with the following information: physician's name, prescription number(s), expiration date(s), quantity, and pharmacy name. All medication will be identified and checked with the prescribing doctor and pharmacy. Expired prescription information will not accepted.
How long does the White County Jail hold property?
Inmate property is held for 30 days after an inmates release, after 30 days all property is destroyed.
How do I mail an inmate?
Inmate mail must be labeled clearly and legibly with the senders name and return address, addressed to:

White County Jail
C/O Inmate Name
108 N. Main Cross St.
Carmi IL, 62821

Mail may contain:
  • Standard or printed photographs
  • Letters written/printed on common household stock
  • Standard cards (no musical/electronic cards are permitted)
Mail may NOT contain:
  • Stamps
  • Stickers
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper clippings (including photocopies).
  • Cash
  • Personal property
  • Photos depicting sexual situations or behavior
How do I bail/bond an inmate out?
The White County Jail accepts bond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Citizens bonding an inmate must be over the age of 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must possess government issued photo identification (i.e. Drivers License or ID Card).

Cash in the largest logical denomination is the only form of legal tender accepted. Change or $1.00 bills will not be accepted.
Credit card bail/bonding is available via Court Money and can be done via the phone by calling 800-352-9870. A service fee is applied for the usage of this service.
Can I get a message to an inmate?
Corrections Officers are unable to pass messages to inmates for any reason, including emergencies.
A relative of mine has been taken to a medical facility, can I visit them?
In order to maintain a secure environment we can not permit family members or others to visit inmates at any medical facility. We realize this may be a stressful circumstance for either party involved, however the security and safety of hospital staff, the inmate, concerned family members, and the community must be protected.
How do I stop unwanted calls from an inmate?
Call blocks can be placed by calling Securus Technologies at 800-844-6591.
How do I get my phone number to accept collect calls?
The White County Jail uses phone services provided by Securus Technologies. You can contact Securus Technologies by calling 800-844-6591.
When is an inmate's court date?
All court appearances are assigned by the White County Circuit Clerk. You may contact the Circuit Clerk by calling (618) 382-2322. Officers will not permit inmate's to have any contact with friends or family members before, during, or after court appearances.