Jail & Booking



JAIL INFORMATION:   No messages will be given to inmates.
Keys are the only items of an inmate’s property that can be released and must be done within the first 12 hours of incarceration.

BOND INFORMATION:   There is a $20.00 Processing Fee added to the Bond amount for all persons processed through the Effingham County Jail.

CASH:   Cash is accepted at the Jail

CREDIT CARD:   GovPayNet (Government Payment Services, Inc.) (877) 392-2455 or www.GovPayNOW.com  you must call the jail, to obtain all of the necessary information, needed to post bond, using a credit card.  There is a 7% charge, to the credit card, for this service.   

COMMISSARY:   Stellar Services is the Jail’s Commissary provider.  Money may be placed onto the Inmates Jail Commissary Account by using the following website.  www.jailatm.com

PHONE PROVIDER:   Combined Public Communications (CPC) is the Jail’s Phone provider. Money may be placed onto the Inmates Jail Phone Account by using the following website. www.inmatesales.com

INMATE INQUIRIES:   To inquire if a particular Inmate is incarcerated, at the Effingham Co Jail, the public may inquire at www.vinelink.com

MEDICATIONS:   Medications may be dropped off for Inmates, at the Sheriff’s Department.  They must be in the original containers, and the prescription must be current.  Families may even pay for the prescriptions at any local (Effingham) pharmacy, and the Jail Medical Officer will pick them up.  

WARRANT INQUIRIES:   Warrant inquiries – may be directed to the Warrants Clerk by calling (217) 342-8469 or the non-emergency number for the Sheriff’s Office at: (217) 342-2102.