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Princeton IL 61356

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22 Park Ave West
Princeton IL 61356

Phone: (815) 872-3091
Fax: (815) 875-2452
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The Bureau County Jail is located at 22 Park Avenue West, within the community of Princeton, Illinois. This community is located in the north central region of the state. The jail was constructed in 1973, taking the place of the previous jail, which also served as the Sheriff's residence. The current jail facility houses up to thirty six (36) inmate / detainees, which includes both men and women. The Bureau County Jail does not house juvenile offenders. The inmates have no recreational facilities; however they are offered the opportunity to correct their problems through their own ambitions and professional support. We house prisoners up to 364 days in this jail facility. If someone is sentenced to a longer period of incarceration, they are then sent to the Illinois Department of Corrections for the term of their sentence. If this living arrangement sounds uncomfortable, the Sheriff and citizens of Bureau County encourage you NOT to become a resident of our jail.

If you have any questions regarding corrections, please email Sgt. Dexter Hansen:
d.hansen @ bureaucountysheriff.org


The Sheriff encourages visitation of the inmates by friends and family with certain restrictions. You must not be the subject of a Court imposed restriction(s) (example: probation, mandatory supervised release, court imposed orders, etc.). Policy or personnel may limit the length of the visit. The Correctional Deputy has the authority to restrict or prohibit inmate / detainee visits for cause as defined by the Sheriff. Visitors will be required to present a valid form of government photo identification to the Deputy. We encourage the public to call the jail at (815) 875-3344 to verify the days and hours of visitation.

Sheriff's Note: It remains my policy that licensed attorney’s representing persons incarcerated within the jail facility may visit at any time by arrangement with the Correctional Deputy on duty. To facilitate your request, the Sheriff suggests you call (815) 875-3344 and identify your client. As a reminder, we will accommodate your request along with our many additional obligations.

Be courteous and notify me if you are not treated in the same manner.


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