Jefferson County Justice Center

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      Jefferson County Justice Center, Illinois

      ICE Detention Facility

      Chicago Field Office
      911 Casey Ave.
      Mount Vernon, IL, 62864
      Facility Main Telephone Line:
      (618) 244-8015
      Field Office Main Telephone Line:
      (312) 347-2400

      Visitation Hours:

      The Jefferson County Justice Center visitation are Sunday through Saturday during the following hours:

      • 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
      • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
      • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

      All visits are based on availability and are limited to one 1 hour visit a week which can also be broken into two 30 minute visits. The facility recommends you arrive at least 45 minutes ahead of your scheduled time so you can be processed appropriate through security. All visitors must show a valid ID.

      Attorneys and paralegals are allowed to visit their clients seven days a week from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

      Contact information:
      If you would like to get information on a detainee at the Jefferson County Justice Center, please call (618) 244-8015 24 hours a day.

      Please have the following detainee information available:

      • First name
      • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
      • Any aliases the detainee might use
      • Date of birth
      • Country of birth


      The Jefferson County Justice Center. (Photo courtesy Google Maps)

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      ICE ERO facilities where you can post a bond.

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      Immigration Bond Information

      for the Jefferson County Justice Center

      Delivery bonds (i.e., immigration bonds) cannot be posted in-person directly at Jefferson County Justice Center. Instead, family members or associates can post an immigration bond at any of the 82 ICE-ERO facilities around the country that accept immigration bonds. The closest facility to the Jefferson County Justice Center that accepts immigration bonds is located 180 Ted Turner Drive SW, 3rd Floor, Rm 337 Atlanta, GA 30303. Immigration bonds can be posted Monday-Friday (except holidays) at this facility from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bonds cannot be posted directly at the Jefferson County Justice Center.

      To post an immigration bond for someone detained at the Jefferson County Justice Center you must have a money order, cashier’s check or certified check. If the bond amount exceeds $10,000 and over, you can only pay by single cashier’s check or a certified check. All payments should be made to the “US Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

      If you do not want to post the bond in-person yourself, you can also have a licensed immigration bond agent post the bond for you. For a small fee, ranging from 2% – 10%, an agent can post the bond for you electronically, so that you do not have to travel to the ICE-ERO facility. This process is typically faster and easier than posting a bond yourself.

        SEARCH FOR A DETAINEE

        When searching by name, a detainee's first and last names are required and must be an exact match and select the detainee's country of birth.

        Frequently asked questions about the Jefferson County Justice Center

        Does the facility have public parking?

        Yes. If you know someone who is detained at Jefferson County Justice Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois and you would like to visit them, there is public parking available. The parking is located on 9th Street and Casey Street.

        Can I post a bond for someone who is detained at the Jefferson County Justice Center?

        If an immigration judge has set a bond in the immigrant’s case, then yes, you may bond someone out who is being detained at this facility. See the next question below, regarding the various locations where bonds can be processed.

        If I am bonding someone out of the Jefferson County Justice Center do I post the bond there or do I post the bond in another location?

        While you can bail someone out of the Jefferson County Justice Center, you cannot post the bond at that physical facility. The immigration bond must be posted at one of 82 ICE-ERO facilities that accept immigration bonds. The closest ICE-ERO facility is located at 101 W. Congress Parkway, Suite 4000, Chicago, IL 60605. The phone number for that facility is (312) 347-2400.

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          IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BOND OUT SOMEONE WHO IS IN ICE CUSTODY, PLEASE CONTACT (844) 910-2342.

          How to get information on an ICE detainee

          If you would like to get information on a detainee, please call the Field Office Main Telephone Number, (312) 347-2400.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • First name
          • Last name (including hyphenated last names)
          • Any aliases the detainee might use
          • Date of birth
          • Country of birth

          If you would like to get in touch with a defendant/detainee, please call the facility’s main number, (618) 244-8015.

          Please have the following detainee information available:

          • Full name
          • Alien Registration Number (A Number)
          • Your name and telephone number

          Illinois ICE Detention Facilities

          Not every ICE detention facility allows you to post an immigration bond in Colorado. If you would like to post an immigration bond it must be done at an ICE-ERO facility that accepts immigration bonds.

          You can post an immigration bond through a licensed immigration bonding agent. That agent can post a bond for you electronically for any detention facility in Colorado and around the US.

          Video transcript: The amount of an immigration bond is determined by an immigration judge or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE. The amount usually ranges from $2,500 to $15,000 depending on the particular circumstances of each individual immigrants case. The bond amount can be paid directly to an ICE ERO facility by cash, money order or certified check. Regardless of what the amount is, it is always faster to use an immigration bond agent to get a detainee released because an immigration bond agent can post the bond electronically without having to be at the facility in person.

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