Illinois Departament of Corrections

Illinois
Department Name
Illinois Department of Corrections
Official Website
Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Link
Location
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.

Phone

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.

Electronic Messaging

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 Illinois

There are 519 jails and prisons in state Illinois

Worth City Jail

7112 West 111th Street, Worth, IL, 60482

708-448-3979

Woodstock City Jail

656 Lake Avenue, Woodstock, IL, 60098

815-338-2131

Woodridge City Jail

One Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL, 60517

630-719-4740

Wood River City Jail

111 North Wood River Avenue, Wood River, IL, 62095

618-251-3113

Winthrop Harbor City Jail

830 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, IL, 60096

847-872-2131

Winnetka City Jail

410 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL, 60093

847-501-6034

Winfield City Jail

27 West 465 Jewell Road, Winfield, IL, 60190

630-933-7160

Wilmette City Jail

710 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL, 60091

847-853-7552

Willow Springs City Jail

8255 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL, 60480

708-839-2732, 708-839-3023

Wheeling City Jail

1 Community Boulevard, Wheeling, IL, 60090

847-459-2632

Vernon Hills City Jail

754 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL, 60061

847-362-4449

Urbana City Jail

1110 West Springfield Avenue, Urbana, IL, 61801

217-333-1216

University Park City Jail

One University Parkway, C1375, University Park, IL, 60484

708-534-4900

Tinley Park City Jail

7850 West 183rd Street, Tinley Park, IL, 60477

708-532-9111

Thornton City Jail

700 Park Avenue, Thornton, IL, 60476

708-877-4440

Tampico City Jail

104 West Market PO Box 219, Tampico, IL, 61283

815-438-2505, 815-537-8813

Summit City Jail

5810 South Archer Road, Summit, IL, 60501

708-563-4830

Stone Park City Jail

1629 Mannheim Road, Stone Park, IL, 60165

708-450-3215

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

815-427-8126