Adams County Jail
Administrator, Chad Downs, is responsible for the daily
operation of the jail. The Adams County Sheriff, Brent
Fischer, has ultimate authority and responsibility for the jail.
Most of the cells are located
on the fourth floor of the courthouse, but there are some cells
on the second and third floors. Although the numbers fluctuate, there
are often times more than 100 prisoners housed in the jail.
Illinois Department of Corrections
- Provides online searches for inmates serving time in state
- The Adams County jail is now posting an
inmate report online. This document is updated each
morning around 5:00 a.m. and is not considered to be accurate
throughout the day. This report is know as the Daily
To better serve the public and make it more convenient to
add money to an inmate's account, the Adams County Sheriff's
Office has installed a Kiosk machine at the back door (off of
Broadway). Simply enter the inmates name and follow the prompts
on the machine. The machine is accessible 24 hours a day.
VISA, MasterCard and cash may be used.
Money orders will no longer be accepted after May 30th.
Deposits can be made into inmate's accounts online using debit
or credit cards by following this link.