Clay County Jail

The Clay County Jail is an ICE detention center that houses male and female detainees in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This facility is located in Brazil, Indiana.

If you need information about a detainee who is housed at Clay County Jail, call (812) 448-9051 ext. 131 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Make sure to have the detainee's information ready when you call. Including their full name, known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Clay County Jail are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

General Rules

ICE detainees at Clay County Jail are allowed one hour of visitation per week. It can be divided into two 30-minute visits. If a family member or friend has traveled a considerable distance for the visit, that will be taken into consideration. If possible, they will be allowed a visit with the detainee for a longer duration.

All visitors must arrive 45 minutes prior to their scheduled visiting time to ensure there is enough time to process through security. All adult visitors at Clay County Jail must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older), and may not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.  

All visits are non-contact. All visitors at Clay County Jail are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Any visitor who refuses to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. 

No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area, and they are not allowed to pass any items to detainees. Please keep all personal items locked in your vehicle. Visitor parking is available on the east side of the building.

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit detainees daily between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time. Whenever possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance of the visit. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

You may call the ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer in charge of Clay County Jail at (708) 449-2488.

Clergy Visits
Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Clay County Jail at any time. However, arrangements must be made in advance with the Chaplain’s Office.

Physical Address

Clay County Jail
611 East Jackson Street
Brazil, IN 47834
United States

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (812) 448-9051
Field Office Main Phone: (312) 347-2400

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Clay County Jail
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
611 East Jackson Street
Brazil, IN 47834
United States

All mail sent to detainees must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus the sender’s name and address. The staff at Clay County Jail does not read detainee mail, but they do screen for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees are not allowed to receive care packages. However, they may receive items that are necessary for travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer.  Before sending a package, call the Chicago Deportation Section at (312) 347-2400.

You can also write:
ICE Deportation Officer/Clay County Jail
Chicago Deportation Section
1930 Beach Street
Broadview, Illinois 60155

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. You can send the luggage and travel items after getting approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security purposes, no electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.) are allowed.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Clay County Jail, but you can leave them a message. If you need to contact a detainee call (812) 448-9051 ext. 131. Your message will be given to the detainee, but it must include their full name, alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

To send money to a detainee at Clay County Jail, you can mail a check or money order directly to the facility. Do not send cash.

Send the check or money order to:
Clay County Jail
Detainee Name/Alien Number
611 East Jackson Street
Brazil, IN 47834
United States

When a detainee receives money in the mail, it's taken to the processing area and placed into their account. The processing officer will provide a receipt for all funds received. 

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a person has been taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

Clay County Jail does not discriminate based on disability and provides detainees with disability-related accommodations, as needed, to access its programs and activities.

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