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On Monday May 1st, the HomeWav video visitation system will be disconnected.  The HomeWav stations will be replaced with the new ICSolutions stations.  This process will take one week and we will go live with ICSolutions Video Visitation on Monday May 8th.  During this week, Monday May 1st to Monday May 8th, 2017 we will have to suspend all visitation until the new system is fully installed and operational. Please visit on or after Friday May 5th to create a new Video Visitation account and to schedule your visits for the upcoming weeks. 





The McHenry County Correctional Facility has switched over to a new Video Visitation system called HomeWav. ( The HomeWav visitation system allows you to have face-to-face visits on your home computer or mobile device. All you need is a mobile device with a front-facing camera, high-speed internet connection, speakers and a microphone. Since HomeWav is now an internet based system, it allows the Inmate/Detainee to visit with their family/friends from all over the world.



Inmates/Detainees will continue to be eligible for one (1) free 30 minute visit each weekday from 9am to 3pm utilizing the on-site Jail Lobby visiting booths.  Through HomeWav, we are now also able to offer unlimited fee based visitation with expanded on-site hours, as well as remote visitation.

All visitors must pre-register for visits through the HomeWav website.  Please visit for more information and registration."

Effective Monday Nov 17th 2014, we are changing our HomeWav visitation policy so that every registered visitor must be pre-approved before they are granted access to the HomeWav system. Once a visitor has completed the registration process, their account will be flagged as "Pending" until it is either Approved or Denied by a Correctional Staff member. All "Pending" accounts will be answered within 24hrs of registering.

All HomeWav Accounts will require the following information to be Approved.

  • Valid UserName (This can be anything the user chooses)
  • Valid User Password (This can by anything the user chooses)
  • Visitor's Full Name, Date of Birth, Phone Number, E-mail Account and Address
  • Visitors must selectMcHenry County Jail (Illinois)as their Detention Facility and select an Inmate/Detainee to visit
  • Visitor must select their Relationship type to the Inmate/Detainee
    ** Legal Councel will only be approved once their legal status has been confirmed
    ** Clergy must be pre-approved by our Jail Chaplin before access to HomeWav will be allowed
  • Visitors must supply their Photograph (Inmate/Detainee will not see photo. Photo is for verification only)
  • Visitors must supply a photo of their valid Photo ID
    ** Acceptable forms of Identification
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On-Site visits are limited to two (2) visitors per visit. Visitor must be seventeen (17) years of age or accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be required if there are questions regarding the visitor's age.

All On-Site Visits will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

New Jail On-Site Lobby Visiting Schedule

The McHenry County Jail On-Site Lobby will be open for visitation during the following hours.
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM

The McHenry County Jail On-Site Lobby will offer Free 30 min visits during the following times only.
Monday -  Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

All other visits will be at the cost of the visitor either On-Site or Off-Site

Inmates/Detainee will only be available for visits during the following times
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM



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