- Department Name
- Illinois Department of Corrections
- Official Website
- Currently Incarcerated Inmates
- 1301 Concordia Court, P.O. Box 19277, Springfield, IL 62794-9277
- Phone Number
- (217) 558-2200/ 2008
Types of Correctional Facilities in Illinois
Those who are serving their sentence in an Illinois state prison are overseen by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). The IDOC has a centralized inmate database that makes it easy to search for inmates in federal prison.
However, if an inmate is serving their time in a county jail, police jail, or a city jail, you will have to visit those sites to find information.
Below you will find information on how to do an inmate search. From there, you will be able to send money and contact an offender.
Illinois Department of Corrections Mission
Every prison throughout the states has a mission. The mission of the Illinois Department of Corrections is to protect the public from those who break the law through a system of incarceration, supervision, and programs to enhance successful reentry into society.
How to Do an Inmate Search
If you would like to talk to an inmate, send money, or visit, you will need to first do an inmate search to get the information you need. You can easily do an inmate search online using the IDOC website.
From the home page, you will find tabs across the top. Click on offender search and from there inmate search. You will be asked how you want to search. You can search by last name, birthdate, or IDOC number.
Once you find the inmate you are looking for, be sure to record their IDOC number as well as other information listed on the site as you may need this information for other things.
If you do not wish to find an inmate, but want to find out sex offender registration or other information in your area, you can do the following searches from the offender search tab:
- Wanted fugitive search
- Illinois sex offender registrant search
- Parole Sex Registrant search
- Community notification of inmate early release search
How to Talk to an Inmate
Inmates will not be allowed to receive phone calls. However, they will be able to make collect calls to those on their approved list. Offenders have scheduled call times based on their living unit’s schedule.
If you would like to receive collect calls from offenders on a cell phone, you will need to set up a prepaid account with Securus online or via phone: 1-800-844-6591. If you have a landline, you can set up a prepaid account or a direct billing account.
Friends and family are now able to communicate with inmates using an electronic messaging system. This means that if you want to get a message to an inmate you can. However, inmates are not able to send messages back.
You can sign up for an account, here. You will need to know the following information:
- Inmate ID
- Inmate name
- Inmate’s date of birth
- Site ID:16
Expect to pay about .30 cents per message you send.
Keep in mind that the rules and regulations regarding inmates are set in place to keep everyone safe including the inmate. It is important to follow all rules and regulations.
Correctional Facilities in IllinoisThere are 519 jails and prisons in state Illinois
Worth City Jail
7112 West 111th Street, Worth, IL, 60482
Woodstock City Jail
656 Lake Avenue, Woodstock, IL, 60098
Woodridge City Jail
One Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL, 60517
Wood River City Jail
111 North Wood River Avenue, Wood River, IL, 62095
Winthrop Harbor City Jail
830 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, IL, 60096
Winnetka City Jail
410 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL, 60093
Winfield City Jail
27 West 465 Jewell Road, Winfield, IL, 60190
Wilmette City Jail
710 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL, 60091
Willow Springs City Jail
8255 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL, 60480
Wheeling City Jail
1 Community Boulevard, Wheeling, IL, 60090
Vernon Hills City Jail
754 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL, 60061
Urbana City Jail
1110 West Springfield Avenue, Urbana, IL, 61801
University Park City Jail
One University Parkway, C1375, University Park, IL, 60484
Tinley Park City Jail
7850 West 183rd Street, Tinley Park, IL, 60477
Thornton City Jail
700 Park Avenue, Thornton, IL, 60476
Tampico City Jail
104 West Market PO Box 219, Tampico, IL, 61283
Summit City Jail
5810 South Archer Road, Summit, IL, 60501
Stone Park City Jail
1629 Mannheim Road, Stone Park, IL, 60165
Stickney City Jail
6533 Pershing Road, Stickney, IL, 60402
708-788-2131 ext 222
St. Anne City Jail
122 South Chicago PO Box 318, St. Anne, IL, 60964-7319