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Coles County, Illinois Jail Overview
Coles County is in the south-central area of Illinois and the county seat is Charleston home to Eastern Illinois University. At the 2010 census, Coles County had 53,873 residents. Coles County was organized in December of 1830 and was named after the second governor of Illinois, Edward Coles. There is 510 square miles in the county and 1.8 squares mile of Coles County is water. The zip codes of this county are 62469, 62474, 61911, 61910, 61912, 61920, 62440, 61931, 61930, 61938, and 61943. Coles County is part of the Charleston-Mattoon, IL Micropolitan Statistical Ara.
Coles County Information can be accessed at:

Interesting note: Coles County is home to several legends and folk tales, including the mad Gasser of Mattoon and the Ghose of Mary Hawkins at Pemberton Hall. Ashmore Estates, the almshouse at the Coles County Poor Farm is a haunted attraction and a place for paranormal investigations.
Coles County Jail
Lt. Lisa Tillis, Correction Supervisor
701 7th Street
Charleston, IL
Phone: 217-348-7332

Officers will not relay messages to inmates.
There are 154 beds in the county jail.
To reach the Coles County Jail from Route 16, turn north on 7th Street at the Eastern Illinois University Old Main building. Drive until you pass Harrison Avenue. The jail is just past the bottom of the hill on the right.
Inmate Search in Coles County Jail:
The Coles County Sheriff’s Office maintains a list of inmates currently confined. The list is available: http://www.co.coles.il.us/sheriff/ (via links)
The list contains the name of the inmate, male or female, ethnicity, date of birth, and date of confinement. The list also lists the charges and reason for incarceration. The amount of bail for an inmate is included on the list.
Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Visitation ruled at Coles County Jail requires inmates to submit the names of potential visitors in advance. Contact your inmate to ensure your name is on the preapproved list. As you enter the facility, wear appropriate clothing. Bring a valid government issued photo ID.

You can send mail to a prisoner by using the US Postal Services. All incoming mail must include the following:

Name of the Inmate
Coles County Jail
701 7th Street
Charleston, Illinois 61920

You can send funds to inmates by depositing in the inmate’s account. To deposit money, use the following link:

Working at Coles County Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

The Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a Telecommunications position. This is a union position and works inside the Jai on a 12-hour shift rotation. The starting salary is $22,770.21. Pick up applications at the Coles County Sheriff’s office.

Applications are being accepted for Deputy Sheriff. You must test for the position with the Sheriff’s Merit Commission. For further information or to apply for a sworn position contact the Sheriff’s Office at 701 7th Street, Charleston, IL at 217-348-0585.

You can access applications for employment at:

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography. You can access this information online for Coles County by going to

, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last know addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Coles County, Illinois
Coles County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office
James Rankin, Sheriff
701 7th Street
Charleston, Illinois 61920
Phone: 217-348-7332
jrankiin@co.coles.il.us

For questions regarding inmates, warrants and arrests, or concerns, contact the Coles County Jail at: 217-348-7332 or the sheriff’s department at 217-348-7332.
You can also find information about arrests and warrants and open court cases by searching the public records for Coles County. Warrant information can be found at the Sheriff’s office as well as the county courts. The county website for information on court cases and warrants is:

Coles County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 150
Avg Daily Population 130
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 48
Full time total employees 53
Total salaries and wages 1829799
Other operating expenditures 155592
Total construction costs 2300
Equipment, furnishings, etc 91580
Year of original construction 1976
Year of major renovation2005
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 701 7TH STREET CHARLESTON IL 61920

Coles County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201624,390
Number Employed Annual Average, 201622,948
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,442
Unemployment Rate, 20165.9
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201542,613
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Coles County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201410,640
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201521.8
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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