The Kane County Sheriff's Office recognizes the importance for Detainees to receive visits with agency representatives in order for services to be provided. In order to allow these visits to take place, the Kane County Sheriff's Office has rules and procedures in place to make the process safe and effective for all parties involved.
Attorney and/or Law Enforcement Visits
Attorneys and/or representatives of law enforcement agencies may visit with Detainees between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., except during the following times.
- 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
- 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
All professional visitors are required to register and/or sign-in, and surrender the appropriate identification to the Kane County Sheriff's Office service representatives. Preferred Identification includes.
- Attorneys – A current ARDC or Bar Association ID Card.
- Law Enforcement Agents – A badge or Agency ID Card.
- A valid driver's license or other form of picture ID may also be requested in order to provide positive identification.
The above-noted identification shall be held by a Kane County Sheriff's Office service representative; and, all professionals visiting the facility shall be issued a Visitor Tag. The Visitor Tag must be worn in a manner which makes the ID visible at all times while inside the Adult Justice Center.
Prior to entering the Kane County Adult Justice Center, all Professional Visitors are required to inform the Kane County Sheriff's Office service representative of the following:
- If you are related to and/or a close friend of anyone in the custody of the Kane County Sheriff; and,
- If you plan on using a computer, CD/DVD player, or any other electronic equipment.
Prior to entering the facility, all Professional Visitors are required to notify the Kane County Sheriff's Office of the name of each Detainee that will be visited.
- Professional Visitors are required to complete a "Hall Pass" containing all the names of the Detainees to be seen during the visit.
- Professional Visitors are not allowed to speak to and/or visit with anyone not displayed on the "Hall Pass" list.
All Professional Visitors are required to sign in and sign out of the Facility Access Log. A service representative at the Kane County Sheriff's Office will review the procedures regarding the Facility Access Log when guests are greeted at the reception desk. Physical contact with Detainees is strictly prohibited.
Items which are not allowed in the Kane County Adult Justice Center shall be secured in a locker located in the lobby area. Said items include, but are not limited to:
- Cameras, cell phones, tobacco products, bags/purses, coats, keys, or weapons;
- Firearms, ammunition, or other weapons are allowed in the secure portion of the facility;
- Mace, O.C., batons, pocket knives, or other items considered to be weapons; and,
- Gun lockers are available upon request for Professional Visitors.
For more information and/or details pertaining to Attorney and/or Law Enforcement visits, please contact a service representative at the Kane County Sheriff's Office by telephone at the following number 630-208-2062.
Interns and Interpreters
Interns and Interpreters may enter the Kane County Adult Justice after they receive approval from the Kane County Sheriff's Office. In order to obtain approval their employer must send a letter to the attention of the Visiting Department at the Kane County Sheriff's Office. The pre-approval letter must contain the following elements:
- Printed on the employer's letterhead and/or stationary;
- Contain the Intern and/or Interpreter's full name (first, middle, and last name);
- The employer shall state the Intern and/or Interpreter's employment status. Include details on full-time, part-time, or contract status, et al;
- Include a statement declaring if the Intern and/or Interpreter is a relative and/or close friend to anyone in the custody of the Sheriff's Office; and,
- The letter shall be signed by the employer, as well as the Intern and/or Interpreter.
Submit the pre-approval letter to the Kane County Sheriff's Office Visiting Department via fax at 630-232-5474 or via EMail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter must be received by a service representative in the Visiting Department at least one (1) business day prior to any planned visit. Upon receipt, a service representative at the Kane County Sheriff's Office will review the pre-approval letter and contact the employer regarding their status. No visit shall take place prior to the employer receiving a final approval from a service representative at the Kane County Sheriff's Office. The pre-approval letter is then placed on file at the Kane County Sheriff's Office.
Upon approval, the Intern and Interpreter is allowed to accompany the employer into the Kane County Adult Justice Center. Interns and/or Interpreters are not allowed to enter the Kane County Adult Justice Center without their stated employer. All the rules outlined in the Attorney and/or Law Enforcement Visits section, which pertain to conduct and responsibilities shall also apply to Interns and Interpreters.
For further information on Intern and Interpreter visits, please contact the Kane County Adult Justice Center Visiting Department by:
Members of the clergy may submit applications to visit members of their respective congregation while the Detainee is in custody. The following are Clergy Visiting requirements.
- The clergy member must be ordained or have a letter from the churches' governing body stating that they are in good standing with the church and able to minister on their behalf.
- No person with a relative or close personal friend in the custody of the Kane County Sheriff is able make clergy visits.
- No person with outstanding warrants is allowed to make clergy visits.
If the above-noted requirements have been met and you desire to meet with a Detainee as a member of the clergy, then complete the "Visiting Clergy" application.
Visiting Clergy Application
The completed form and supporting documentation may be submitted in one of the following methods.
- Hand Delivered – The Visiting Clergy Application may be hand delivered to the Kane County Adult Justice Center reception desk between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (with the exception of Court Appointed Holidays).
- Postal Mail – The Visiting Clergy Application may be returned though the United States Postal Mail.
Kane County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Detainee Programs Coordinator
37W755 Illinois Route 38
St. Charles, Illinois 60175
- No applications shall be accepted via Fax or EMail.
Upon receipt of the Visiting Clergy application packet, the appropriate and necessary background checks are performed by the Kane County Sheriff's Office. Upon completion of the background check, a service representative from the Kane County Sheriff's Office will notify you of the outcome and the next steps in the visiting process. If approved, the clergy member's name shall be kept on the "Approved Visiting Clergy List" for a period of two (2) years. During this time period, members of the clergy are able to visit Detainees in the custody of the Kane County Sheriff. Members of the clergy may re-apply for a Visiting Clergy Application after their original application has expired.
For additional questions and/or details regarding Clergy Visits, please contact Bill Woods, Detainee Programs Coordinator.
Clergy Visiting Rules
- Detainees may receive one (1) Clergy Visit per week.
- The Clergy Visit shall be in addition to the Detainees regular family visit.
- The length of the Clergy Visit is thirty (30) minutes.
- All Clergy Visits shall take place using the Kane County Adult Justice Center video visitation system.
- No contact or "face to face" Clergy Visits are allowed.
- Clergy Visits are to be used solely for the purpose of spiritual counseling.
- Conducting any other business during the visit could result in a loss of privileges.
Other Professional Visits
Other agencies, such as those who provide mental health services, as well as child and family services, may also receive visiting privileges. Individuals from said agencies desiring to make professional visits must submit a letter of request to the Kane County Adult Justice Center Visiting Department. The letter may be submitted via fax or Email.
Other Professional Visiting Rules
- The length of the visit shall be thirty (30) minutes.
- If additional time is required, please state such in the initial letter of request.
- All visits shall take place utilizing the Kane County Adult Justice Center Video Visitation System.
- No contact and/or "face to face" professional visits are allowed.