Detention Facility

Information to Apply Money to an Inmate's Account

Information on Posting Bond

You can post bond for an individual in the McLean County Detention Facility (MCDF) 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Bond may be posted on-line at or in person using the Lobby Kiosks located in the McLean County Detention Facility lobby. You can also post bond in the Visitation Kiosk during on-site visitation hours.

For questions about bond amounts please contact the MCDF at (309) 888-5065.

Notice to Bond Money Depositor/Refunds (Surety)

If you post the full bond amount for a Defendant, you may be eligible to receive all, or part, of the funds deposited for bond upon completion of the case.
*To be eligible, you must complete the Notice to Person Providing Bond Money section of the Bond Form in person at the McLean County Detention Facility at the time you deposit the bond. If you wish to sign the bond form, please see staff at the McLean County Detention Facility Booking Window at the time you post the bond.

After completion of the case, if you have questions about the Surety that you filled out or you are inquiring about a bond money refund, you may contact the McLean County Circuit Clerk.



If you wish to write someone at the McLean County Detention Facility it should be addressed to the following address with the following information unique to the person you are writing.  The mail will be scanned into a digital format and made available for viewing. 

Please note that the new mailing address is:

McLean County Jail, Illinois

Inmate Name, Inmate ID#

P.O. Box 247

Phoenix, MD 21131


For example:

McLean County Jail, Illinois

John Doe #100123456

P.O. Box 247

Phoenix, MD 21131

Electronic Mail is considered non-privileged and subject to inspection procedures for regular non-privileged mail including being viewed and read by MCDF staff.

Tablet Information

For information on inmate use tablets go to and make an account.  E-mails and pictures can be sent through this service.


Parking is available on-street, or the Front Street parking deck is available for an hourly fee (as posted).

Visiting Schedule

On-Site Visiting

On-Site Visiting hours Monday-Friday hours are as follows

09:10 am-10:50 am

12:00 pm -01:40 pm

03:30 pm-05:00 pm

On-Site Visiting hours Saturdays

07:30 am -10:55 am

12:00 pm-02:15 pm

On-Site Visiting hours Sundays

Facility closed for on-site visiting hours

Off-Site Visiting

Off-Site Visiting hours Monday-Friday are as follows

09:10 am- 10:50 am

12:10 pm-04:35 pm

06:00 pm-08:40 pm

Off-Site Visiting hours Saturdays

07:30 am – 10:55 am

12:00 pm-04:35 pm

6:00 pm – 08:40 pm

Off-Site Visiting hours Sundays

09:10 am – 10:50 am

12:00 pm – 01:40 pm

03:30 pm- 05:35 pm

06:00 pm -08:40 pm


Inmates get three thirty minute free on-site visits a week and five off-site paid visits per week. 

The week starts over on Sundays.   

Off-Site visits cost $7.50 for thirty minutes.  (These are handled third party by ICSolutions).