The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer in Coles County, an area of 510 square miles with a population of 53,697.
The Sheriff believes that community input is essential to the operation of the Sheriff's Office.
If you have a question, concern or suggestion, you may contact the Sheriff at 217-348-0585.
Actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Coles County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call (217) 348-0584 to ask for special consideration.