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Madison County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

405 Randle Street
Madison County
Main Phone: 618-692-1064
Beds: 306
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Madison County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 618-692-1064 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Madison County Jail Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions

Step 1

Arrive in time to check in for the visit. If you are later than the last 30 minutes of the visitation block your visit will be denied. 

Step 2

Show a government-issued, valid photo ID. 

Step 3

Children aged 16 and older must show a government-issued photo ID to visit. 

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Madison County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who can show a proper ID and is on the inmate’s approved visitor list may visit an inmate here.

Inmates may have up to three visitors on the list. Minor children of the inmate do not count as visitors.

Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

If you are on probation or parole it is important to get permission from your supervising officer to visit an inmate before your first visit. Not doing so could violate your terms of supervision and you could end up arrested. Probation/parole officers often scan through past visitation sign in sheets at the jail to see if anyone they supervise came to visit an inmate without permission. 

The Madison County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason. 

Madison County Jail Visitation Application Process

Madison County Jail requires all visitors to be on the inmate’s approved visitor list. 

Visiting Hours in Madison County Jail

Visiting for male cellblocks A-N, A-S, B-N, B-S, C-N, C-S,


Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You must sign in before 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

You must sign in before 8:30 p.m.

New week begins Saturday

Visiting for Male cellblocks D-N, D-S, E-N, E-S, F-N, F-S, G-N, G-S

Female cellblocks F-1, F-2, F-3, and FEMALE SEG. UNIT 4

Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You must sign in before 3:30 p.m.

Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

You must sign in before 8:30 p.m.

New week begins Sunday


Saturday and Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Madison County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Madison County Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

Wear clothes that are not revealing.

Don't wear see-through material.

Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.

Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.

Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

Clothing promoting gang affiliation.

Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.

Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 618-692-1064 to ask specific questions about the Madison County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Madison County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

When the inmate submits your name, birthdate and address to have you put on the visitation list, your information will be checked against a national database for warrants and active probation/parole status. If an active warrant is found you will be arrested at the jail when you arrive to visit.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle.

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.

Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.

Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Madison County Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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