Mercer County Sheriff's
The original Mercer County Jail at this location opened in
1989 and had a total capacity of 30. The recently completed
addition houses an additional 72 inmates making the total
inmate capacity 102. The jail houses all sentenced and
arrested county inmates as well as Cook County and federal
inmates in transit or awaiting trial. The jail is one of the
Sheriff's Office's primary functions and is required by the
Illinois State Constitution.  The current supervisor of the
correctional staff is Chief of Corrections Justin Hartman, he  
oversees a diverse staff of correctional officers, medical
personnel and specializations including field training
officers.   Officers assigned to the jail perform a number of
essential tasks including booking of arrested persons, inmate
medical screenings, inmate transport, court security and
shakedowns and cell checks.  Please feel free to contact us
directly if you are unable to find what you are looking for on
this page.

Bonding fee $42.00

Visitation  Information:    (No Visitor List Needed)

Inmates are only allowed one visit per day, but can have one
visit each day. The visitation hours are as described below.

A person who has been released from jail custody within the
previous 6 months will not be allowed to visit an inmate in this

Staff reserves the right to cancel any or all visits due to
extenuating circumstances, abuse of visitation or violations of
policy that occur during visits. Staff will do everything
possible to make sure this does not happen. Please conduct
yourself according to policy so as not to lose this privilege.

Please print the names of visitors and the inmate you wish to
visit along with date of birth clearly so that it can be read.

Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
2:30 pm to 9:00 pm

All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance by
clicking  the following link:

You may also download the Securus Mobile App by following
this link  

All visitors must be at least 18 years of age and must present
valid state issued ID. There is a 2 adult maximum per visit,
children are allowed  to visit alongside their parent or
guardian.  All visitors must also adhere to the following dress

  • Shirt and shoes at all times
  • No revealing clothing
  • No gang related clothing
  • No hats or other headgear (other than religious)

No items may be dropped off at the jail for inmates.

No food or drinks allowed inside visitation room.

Inmate mail can be sent to the following address:

Inmate Name
c/o Mercer County Jail
906 SW 3rd St.
Aledo, IL  61231

Inmate Banking
Access Secure Deposits or Money Order/Cashiers
check by mail

Money order or cashiers check payable to inmate and mailed
to the address found above.

Access Secure Deposits.

The Mercer County Sheriff's Office has contracted Access
Secure Deposits to handle inmate money deposits. You must
register with Access Secure Deposits to use the system.
Inmate I D number and birth date are used to make these
deposits, get this information from the inmate.

Call 866-345-1884 or simply click on the Access Secure
link on the left side of this page   
Mercer County Sheriff's Office - 906 SW 3rd St, Aledo, IL  61231 - (309) 582-5194
Jail Info

Remote Bail Service
Court Money is the simple way to post bail over the telephone
or online. Call 1800-352-9870  or
click the link below for more information, All you need is
inmate name and booking number.
DOC Jail Inspection Reports
Click the link below to view the full report