Murphysboro Jail is a low security city jail, holding adults aged 18 and over. All inmates are either awaiting trial, pending plea, or have already been sentenced as Illinois state law offenders.
Most inmates, however, have been convicted of felonies that are not considered to less serious in nature. Most of the inmates housed in the facility will be there for under a year. The jail is run by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC).
It’s possible to:
Searching for an inmate of Murphysboro Jail
There are two different methods you can take to find an Murphysboro Jail prisoner.
- Try carrying out the search on the official website
- Via the phone number of the prison 618-684-2121
Before you call or try searching online, you’ll need to know the Inmate’s first and last names,
their inmate identification number, as well as their date of birth.
If any of the two methods above don’t result in a successful search, you have a third option.
Try completing an Illinois State prisoner search.
Sending Or Mailing A Parcel To An Inmate of Murphysboro Jail
If you’re a family member or friend wanting to send an inmate a care package or anything else,
this is possible to do by writing:
- Inmate’s first and last name, and inmate ID
- 202 North 11th Street, Murphysboro, IL, 62966
Contact Murphysboro Jail directly at 618-684-2121 if you have any uncertainties around what may be disallowed.
Items will be inspected before being given to an inmate, so it’s wise to include your own (or other return)
address to avoid items being disposed of, should they fail inspection.
Sending Money To An Inmate of Murphysboro Jail
Sending money to an inmate of Murphysboro Jail is easy. You have the option of sending the money
to the inmate’s commissary account, via money order, cashier, or check (Include the inmate’s full name
and inmate ID on the back).
Alternatively, during a visit, you can always deposit money at Murphysboro Jail’s office.
Information On Inmate Phone Calls
Inmates are allowed to make phone calls between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to individuals on
the approved members list. Calls can last up to 30 minutes, or up to 20 minutes during busy hours).
Bear in mind that the receiver must pay the full cost.
If you plan on visiting and inmate of Murphysboro Jail then it’s highly advisable to review the
prison visitor rules beforehand. Also, you must be on the list of approved visitors.
Call the prison directly at 618-684-2121 if you’re unsure about anything.
- Have valid ID with you.
- Children (16 and under) have to be with an adult. The adult is responsible for the child’s behavior.
- If you possess a criminal record, this can affect your rights to visit.