The McHenry County Correctional Facility has switched over to a
new Video Visitation system called HomeWav. (www.Homewav.com) 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 www.homewav.com 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
- Valid UserName (This can be anything the user chooses)
- Valid User Password (This can by anything the user
- 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
** Legal Councel will only be approved once their legal status has
** 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
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
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