Cass County Jail Inmate Search

Cass County Jail is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Cass County, IL. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Cass County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Cass County Jail are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Cass County Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail

Location:

101 North Front Street, Virginia, Illinois, 62691

City:

Virginia

Postal Code:

62691

State :

Illinois (IL)

County:

Cass County

Phone:

217-452-7718

Email:

[email protected]

Fax:

217-452-7211

Prison beds:

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Phone Carrier:

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Cass County Jail Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Cass County Jail?

  • Unfortunately Cass County Jail does not provide online inmate search facility. However one can call the Virginia police department at 217-452-7718 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Cass County Jail?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check Illinois inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in Illinois.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Cass County Jail?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 217-452-7718.


Cass County Jail Visitation Hours:

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

History

Abraham Lincoln used to be a regular at the Cass County jail in Illinois. When he was practicing law before his turn at politics, he had connections to the county. He would represent people in court regularly. His most famous case there was when he defended William “Duff” Armstrong for the murder of James Preston Metzger. Lincoln was a friend of the Armstrong family, having worked for Armstrong's father when Armstrong was just a baby. While the murder took place in Mason County, it got moved to Cass. During the trial, the main witness was Charles Allen. Allen claimed on the stand to have identified Armstrong from 150 feet away at night. Lincoln opened up a Farmer's Almanac and showed everyone what it said about that night. Because the moon and time of night, Lincoln discredited Allen on the stand.

Sometime between 1918 and 1922, when the sheriff was George Farrer, two men escaped and that led to a firefight. They had made it to Aranzville, to the Zillion home. The men were trying to beg for food and clothes from the family. The two men, the last names being Riggs and Spencer were found and they opened fire. Farrer was injured. They evaded everyone after that and headed to Meredosia.

A man by the name John Hickman was tried for murder in Cass County. He had been born in Tennessee in 1826 and was a Mexican War veteran. He moved to the county and lived about two miles south of Virginia. He was married and had two children. He was tried for the murder of his first wife. She was sickly and had annoyed Hickman. At that point, he took a frying pan to her head. His son went after him and Hickman nearly killed him with a club. The wife died within a day of the attack. Hickman was found to be insane and spent a year in an asylum.

Within a few years, Hickman was married again. After an argument, he knocked her down with a stick and slit her throat. They took him to jail, having to protect him from a lynch mob. He was convicted to life in jail.

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