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Hancock County Jail

Hancock County Jail is located in the city of Carthage, Illinois which has a population of 2,544 (as of 2013) residents. This prison has a capacity of 43 inmates, which means this is the maximum amount of beds per facility. Hancock County Jail began processing inmates once the original construction was completed and service started in 1987 but may have been expanded or renovated since that time, to accommodate the growing prison population. Prisoners are housed in separate areas depending on the crimes they committed, their current risk assessment, and their behavior. This facility is currently under the supervision of Kelly VanFleet and houses offenders.

If you have a family or loved one that is currently incarcerated at Hancock County Jail, the first thing you should do is contact the prison for information on the inmate. Based on the information you are provided, you would then contact either a criminal defense lawyer or a bail bond service. They will provide you with vital information which can be used to defend an individual and in a lot of cases get them released from detention while awaiting trial.


- Kelly VanFleet is the first female correctional officer of Hancock County and the first female jail administrator in the county's history.

- The jail houses three basic types of inmates: awaiting bond or a trial, sentence to serve time and being held for other agencies

Hancock County Jail Facility and Inmate Contact Information:

Phone Number to Reach this Facility is:


Fax Number for Hancock County Jail is:


Email Address for this Facility:

[email protected]

Send Mail to the Facility (not inmates):

Hancock County Jail
98 Buchanan Street
Carthage, Illinois 62321

To Send Mail to an Inmate at Hancock County Jail:

(please get a list of acceptable mail from the facility)

Hancock County Jail
Inmate Name, Inmate ID #
98 Buchanan Street
Carthage, Illinois 62321

Visitation Information for Hancock County Jail

Visitation Hours for Hancock County Jail:

Wednesday and Saturday from 1:30 pm to 3:00pm


Year Built or Opened: 1987 Warden or Supervisor: Kelly VanFleet Daily Inmate Count: 24 Total Capacity: 43 Security Level(s): Maximum

98 Buchanan Street
Carthage, Illinois 62321

Phone Number(s): 217-357-2115
Fax Number: 217-357-3035
Email Address: [email protected]

98 Buchanan Street
Carthage, Illinois 62321