Visitations: Richland County Jail near Olney IL

All virichland-inmate-visitsitors must present a photo ID to the Correctional Staff if requested.
Detainees must be in custody for 72 hours before they are allowed a visit.

Female Detainee visiting hours are each Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
Male Detainee visiting hours are each Wednesday and Saturday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
Detainees are allowed one visit each calendar week. The week begins on Sunday.  Each visit will be a minimum of 20 minutes.
Persons under the age of 17 will not be allowed to visit with a Detainee unless they are accompanied and in the presence of an adult that meets the requirements of the list below.
All visits are on a first come first serve basis. Visiting is a privilege and can be denied for poor behavior.
No person will be allowed to visit a Detainee unless they are a family member as defined below.

Brother / Sister
Step Parents
Step Brother / Sister
Aunt / Uncle
Legal Guardian of Minor Child
(Only when accompanying the minor child of the Detainee)

Detainee Mail

All regular mail going to or coming from a Detainee of the Richland County Detention Center will be inspected for contraband and / or inappropriate content.  All mail that is found to contain contraband, inappropriate content, or any item not allowed will be returned to the sender.  All mail received must be clear of drawings, unnecessary writing, lipstick, perfumes, only envelopes with address, return address, and stamp with be accepted.  No mail will be edited or destroyed. Writing materials and stamps may be purchased by the Detainee from the Jail’s commissary.  Detainees may not receive packages, stamps, or photographs by mail.
To write a Detainee place the Detainee’s name on the envelope and mail it to:
211 W. Market Street, Olney, IL 62450.

Detainee Personal Items

Personal  items accepted for Detainees from the free community will be limited to the following, money, legal papers, prescription medication, and medical devices.


Money must be in the form of a money order or cashiers check made payable to the detainee.  Money orders can be accepted through the front door only during the Detainees first 24 hours of incarceration after 24 hours all money orders must be sent through the U.S. mail. Prescription Medication must be in the original Pharmacy container with the proper label attached, and the Detainees name.  All medication that is accepted will be checked to ensure its content before it is dispensed to the detainee.


Those Detainees with money available may purchase items from our Commissary Menu once per week.  The Commissary Menu includes over 200 items such as Drinks, Candy, Snacks, Games, Clothing, and Personal Hygiene items.  Twenty (20) minute prepaid calling cards may be purchased one time each day by the Detainees in custody, each calling card cost $10.00.  Calling cards purchased outside the Jail by family or friends will not be accepted and will not work with the Detainee phone system in the Jail.

Communication with Detainees

  The Correctional Staff will not deliver messages to a Detainee in custody unless it is an emergency.  Communications between Detainees within the Jail is not allowed.  Anyone wishing to communicate with a Detainee can do so by the U.S. Mail.