Dial 911 for all emergencies.

Facts and Questions

General F&Q's

Family or household members who: are related by blood, by current or former marriage, who share a common home, have a child in common, or have a dating relationship with the offender.

Petitions for orders of protection can be completed during business hours at the Christian County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Christian County Circuit Clerk’s Office
101 S Main St. Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: (217) 824-4966
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8AM–4PM

Fines may be paid in person at the Christian County Circuit Clerk’s Office, or online at https://www.judici.com/.

Call the Christian County Circuit Clerk’s Office at (217) 824-4966.

Contact Beverly Black at the Christian County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (217) 824-4961
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8AM-4PM

The Correctional Center conducts fingerprinting for the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. Fingerprints are done on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1PM–3PM. Due to staffing constraints, it is recommended that you call ahead to the Sheriff’s office at (217) 824-4961 to confirm if staff are available. A required fee of $75.00 is payable by U.S. Postal Service money order or Bank Check.

Due to a limited number of staff, the Sheriff’s Office cannot staff a Desk Sergeant/Officer position. Deputies are often out of the office patrolling or handling calls. You can be forwarded to a deputy’s voicemail, or an on-duty deputy can return your call as soon as they are available.

Yes. Parents are encouraged to remove the batteries from cell phones before allowing children to use them as toys. Much time, fuel, and expense has been spent responding to 911 calls resulting from children playing with old cell phones.

The ability to map a 911 call is dependent on the type of service used and the tower which receives and re-transmits the call. Callers should always tell 911 dispatchers what their exact locations is.

To trace a call: immediately after receiving a call, hang up the phone, pick up again, listen for the dial tone, press *57, and follow the prompts. Information gathered by the trace procedure can only be released to law enforcement. A charge by the phone company may be applied for tracing calls.

Jail F&Q's

Visitations for Christian County and local inmates are held on Saturdays from 12:30PM–4PM.

Visitations for federal inmates are held on Sundays from 12:30PM–4PM.
All visitations occur in 15-minute increments. You must be registered to visit by 3:30PM on the given visitation day.

Telephones are provided in the cellblocks for use between 6:30AM–11PM. Inmates can purchase phone cards which they can then use to place outgoing calls. No incoming calls are allowed.

Prescription eyeglasses and prescription medications in the original bottle with the label may be brought. Acceptance of these items is at the discretion of the Jail Administrator.

The Correctional Center is operated under the guidelines of the State of Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), located at 1301 Concordia Court, Springfield, IL 62702.

Upon entry into the jail, all inmates are given a copy of the jail rules and regulations.

Messages from outside of the jail will not be relayed to an inmate unless they are of an emergency nature, which then must be approved by the Jail Administrator, Chief Deputy or Sheriff.

Yes. Call the Christian County Sheriff’s Office at (217) 824-4961 for information.

Contact visitations are not allowed, with the exception of the lawyer representing the inmate or individuals assigned by the courts.

Yes, the Correctional Center provides an opportunity for inmates to request clergy visits. This is done on a rotational, first come–first serve, basis.

Yes, items for personal use must be purchased through the jail commissary system.

No. Under no circumstances will money be transferred from one inmate’s account to another inmate’s account.

When released, the inmate will be able to have someone come to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and collect the items that were left. Inmate property is kept for 31 days after their transfer to DOC. After 31 days has passed, property is disposed of. 

For information about the release date of a prisoner in the Illinois Department of Corrections, see the Illinois Dept. of Corrections site.

Christian County Sheriff Bruce A. Kettelkamp

Christian County Sheriff

Bruce A. Kettelkamp


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Christian County Sheriff’s Office

301 W Franklin St
Taylorville, IL 62568

Non-Emergency:  (217) 824-4961

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