Detention Facility

McLean County Detention Facility Visiting Hours

The visiting hours for the facility are based upon the housing location of the inmate within the facility itself. The older section, or linear section, of the facility will have different visiting hours for the female and male population. The direct supervision section maintains the same visiting hours for both male and female inmates.

If you would like more details, please refer to the Inmate Rules Handbook (PDF). For questions, please contact the McLean County Detention Center at (309) 888-5065. Center staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


The 24-hour public entrance to the Detention Center, located at 104 West Front Street, is on the southwest side of the building. Parking is available on-street, or the City of Bloomington parking deck is available for an hourly fee (as posted).

Frequency of Visits

For inmates housed in the old section, two 15-minute visits are allowed per week (with only one visit allowed per visiting day).

For inmates housed in the direct supervision / female open unit, three 30-minute visits are allowed per week.

Visiting Schedule

Day of the Week Visiting Females in the Old Section Visiting Males in the Old Section Inmates Housed in Direct Supervision / Female Open Unit
Sunday N/A N/A 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday N/A N/A 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday N/A N/A 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday N/A N/A 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday N/A N/A 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 am 9:00 am - 11:00 am Noon - 8:00 pm

Please note: Visiting will not be conducted between the following hours seven days a week: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

If an inmate has been transferred from the McLean County Adult Detention Facility into the custody of Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, you will find contact information and locations of the Federal Facilities on the following links. McLean County inmates are mainly transferred to the Jefferson County Jail.

Online Detainee Locator System

McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility

Tri-County Detention Center

Jefferson County Justice Center