ATTENTION ALL VISITORS FOR FAYETTE COUNTY JAIL, IL

Visitation Rules

Please read all of the rules completely prior to moving forward – Not knowing the rules will not be accepted as an excuse for not following them Disobeying any rule may result in you being banned from visiting detainees or criminal charges being pursued when applicable.


  • All visits will be done by video visitation only; visitors will be allowed to visit on either the available video visitation unit located in the jail information center or from their computer at home.
  • Video visitation will be allowed 7 days a week.
  • All visits are subject to monitoring and recording.
  • Visits will last 15 minutes.
  • Up to 2 adults and 3 children are allowed per visit.
  • Each inmate is allowed 4 visits per week but may not be taken on the same day.
  • Visits may be scheduled up to 5 days in advance but at least 24 hours prior to the visit.
  • Please be advised if an inmate is in program (at court, on trustee assignments, CRP programs, attorney visits, etc.), they are NOT eligible to receive the visit at that time. Please schedule your visits around the inmate's program schedule.
  • Visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment to check in.
  • Persons may visit any detainee incarcerated at the Fayette County Jail; however, persons shown to constitute a threat to the detainee or the security of the facility shall not be allowed to visit.
  • All visitors must possess a valid government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, State ID card, or Military Issued ID.
  • All children (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult and must possess a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • Visitors may also be asked to provide proof of relationship to the detainee. This can be done with a birth certificate, marriage license, adoption papers, or other legal documents.
  • Appropriate dress is required at all times.
    • Skin tight / Form fitting clothes are not allowed.
    • Any clothing or other items displaying gang-related symbols, themes or colors are prohibited.
    • Any clothing containing vulgar or objectionable language or images are prohibited.
    • All visitors must wear undergarments at all times.
    • No hats are allowed.
    • No see through clothing allowed.
  • Visitors and inmates must remain seated at all times during the visitation session. Small children, five (5) years old and younger, must remain on the visitors lap at all times.
  • Any obscene or inappropriate behavior will be grounds for the visit to be terminated.
  • Visitors involved in the following will be placed on permanent visiting restrictions:
    • Obscene or inappropriate behavior
    • Visitors that create a disturbance or disruption of the visiting process.
    • Visitors under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    • Visitors that refuse to show sufficient identification.
  • Visitors will be denied visits if:
    • The visitor is on parole, probation or on bond from any county.
    • The address on the visitor’s identification is different than the address the detainee has written on the Visiting List Form.
    • Visitors who have been in the Fayette County Jail either by being booked in or housed will not be allowed to visit for a period of 60 (sixty) day from time of release.
  • The visitation schedule may be cancelled or altered on county appointed holidays or for safety / security reasons.
  • Staff can deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time at their discretion.
  • Each visitation session will show a timer to display elapsed time.
  • After your visit has ended your connection will be terminated.