Detainee deposits may be made at the KIOSK in the Tazewell County Justice Center lobby with cash or a credit card. You may also pay on-line on the Smart Deposit website and by phone Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm ET call 1-866-394-0490
All funds received through the mail shall be cashier’s check or certified check. Any other funds will be returned to sender with a note. Do not send cash through the mail.
Any mail not properly addressed will be returned to the sender unopened.
Please address all mail as following:
“Detainee” then full name
Tazewell County Justice Center
101 S. Capitol
Pekin, Illinois 61554
Mail having no return address will not be given to the detainee but will be opened and inspected. The mail will be placed in the detainee’s property bag.
No mail containing gang signs, foul language, abusive language, newspaper or internet printouts, graffiti or contains photo copies (unless legal mail) will be delivered to any detainee within the TCJC Facility
In accordance with the Illinois County Jail Standards: Section 701.180 (b) (2) “All incoming, non-privileged mail shall be opened and inspected for contraband prior to delivery.”
Detainees cannot receive paper, envelops, stamps, pencils, coloring pencils, or pens.
Books & Periodicals
Books shall be accepted only if they are mailed directly from the publisher (i.e. Amazon, Barns & Noble, Walmart, etc.) to a named detainee. Books must be new and not used.
Materials that may be rejected include, but are not limited to:
- Hard back
- tattoo books.
- Materials that
- advocate violence or a security breach
- Literature that could incite racial unrest.
- Sexually explicit material, including pornographic magazines, nude pictures, pictures or descriptions of sexually explicit activities.
- Material that could lead to sexual aggression or an offensive environment for detainees.
Detainee Phone Accounts
Detainees can purchase phone time using their detainee account. Friends and family can also set up prepaid phone accounts. For more information, please visit the Securus website.